Leading a Cast of Thousands, President Barack Obama Endorses Sara Gideon

The Big Story: In a video statement released last week, former President Barack Obama endorsed Sara Gideon for Senate and explained that Mainers should send Gideon to work with Joe Biden in Washington “to move our country forward.” In the video, which never mentions Susan Collins, the former president notes that Gideon has a demonstratedContinue reading “Leading a Cast of Thousands, President Barack Obama Endorses Sara Gideon”

Socially-distant canvassing has gotten the green light in Maine! Join in for the most impactful thing you can do

The Big Story: Donald Trump has never been shy about attacking members of his own party when they displease him, and his latest broadside is more evidence of the bind Senator Susan Collins is in. Peeved by Collins’s position that the Senate should not vote on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the SupremeContinue reading “Socially-distant canvassing has gotten the green light in Maine! Join in for the most impactful thing you can do”

Responding to Misleading Ads from the Collins Campaign

As the Senate campaign enters its final month, Maine is being blanketed by political ads from both Susan Collins and Sara Gideon. Sen. Collins has adopted several arguments originally created by out-of-state PACs in an effort to win re-election after 24 years in office. These ads often distort the truth. This week we are doingContinue reading “Responding to Misleading Ads from the Collins Campaign”

Coronavirus Strikes the White House and Capitol Hill

The Big Story: It was a week that saw a blockbuster New York Times report, which obtained many years of Donald Trump’s tax returns. It showed Trump has piled up enormous businesses losses, has avoided paying federal income taxes for years, and has personally guaranteed loans of about $400 million to entities or persons unknown.Continue reading “Coronavirus Strikes the White House and Capitol Hill”

Susan Collins Tries to Have it Both Ways on Supreme Court

The Big Story: Mainers have grown accustomed to Susan Collins’s “on the one hand, on the other hand” strategy when it comes to the big issues confronting the nation. She voted for additional witnesses at the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump, but despite the fact that no witnesses were called, voted to acquit, stating,Continue reading “Susan Collins Tries to Have it Both Ways on Supreme Court”

The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Again Puts Susan Collins Center Stage in the Judiciary Wars

The Big Story: In the wake of the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Susan Collins stated that whoever is elected president in November should choose the nominee to fill her seat. While many progressives cheered the announcement, is her position as iron-clad as it sounds? Some are doubtful. Less than two hoursContinue reading “The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Again Puts Susan Collins Center Stage in the Judiciary Wars”

Like Max Linn, we have a new web site. Unlike Max Linn, we are going to win

Voting in Maine starts in less than 3 weeks. This newsletter is full of things you can do to ensure we defeat Collins and Trump in Maine, including: invitations to join experts on a call about making sure your vote gets counted, a very special session on the art of phone banking, make your own videoContinue reading “Like Max Linn, we have a new web site. Unlike Max Linn, we are going to win”

Support Somali Voters, Letter Writing, and More

Voting by Mail: Still the Best Way to Vote We have a couple of unique opportunities in the next two weeks: help us celebrate National Register to Vote Month (September) by writing letters to help students register; and participate in a Debate Watch Party with a chance to support one of Maine’s Somali communities. HelpContinue reading “Support Somali Voters, Letter Writing, and More”

Save USPS & ‘Vote by Mail’: What you can do (and should know) about safe voting

Voting by Mail: Still the Best Way to Vote Dear friends, We in Maine are particularly attached to our postal service. It performs many vital services for rural citizens and city dwellers alike, not least of which is helping us vote safely in a pandemic. While the photos of dead chicks arriving at Maine farmsContinue reading “Save USPS & ‘Vote by Mail’: What you can do (and should know) about safe voting”