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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:52 PM

Sara Gideon Wins Nomination to Challenge Susan Collins in Maine

Source: NY Times

WASHINGTON — Sara Gideon, the speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, on Tuesday formally became the Democratic nominee to challenge Senator Susan Collins of Maine, wielding a formidable war chest in a race that could determine whether Republicans retain control of the Senate in November.

Ms. Gideon, backed by the Senate Democratic campaign arm and a number of outside political groups, had long been the favorite to challenge Ms. Collins, the sole remaining New England Republican in Congress. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report has rated the race a tossup, and the election has already become the most expensive in Maine history.

“We launched our campaign just over a year ago & I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished,” Ms. Gideon said on Twitter before the polls closed. “19 #SupperWithSara events, 11 virtual town halls, countless grassroots events, 1 million calls to Mainers, & so much more. I know that we’ll win this primary & again in November.”

While Ms. Collins coasted to a fourth term in 2014 with 69 percent of the vote, her reputation for independence and bipartisanship has suffered under the Trump administration, and her approval ratings have plummeted at home. Though she has split with President Trump on a number of issues, she faced a significant backlash after supporting the $1.5 trillion tax-cut package in 2017 and voting to confirm Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in 2018.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/us/politics/sara-gideon-maine.html?smid=tw-share



Gideon defeated two "progressive" candidates to get the Democratic nomination.

ON TO NOVEMBER!!

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Reply Sara Gideon Wins Nomination to Challenge Susan Collins in Maine (Original post)
George II Jul 14 OP
rpannier Jul 14 #1
OldManTarHeel Jul 14 #2
iluvtennis Jul 14 #3
Thekaspervote Jul 14 #4
onetexan Jul 14 #5
sarcasmo Jul 14 #6
llmart Jul 14 #7
leftieNanner Jul 14 #8
George II Jul 14 #12
lagomorph777 Jul 15 #19
IronLionZion Jul 14 #9
jpak Jul 14 #10
RobertDevereaux Jul 14 #11
George II Jul 15 #17
AlexSFCA Jul 14 #13
SunSeeker Jul 15 #14
tecelote Jul 15 #15
riversedge Jul 15 #16
R B Garr Jul 15 #18
lagomorph777 Jul 15 #20

Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:53 PM

1. Good

I wonder if Susan is concerned
Because if she says she isn't, it'll be the first time in a few years she hasn't been concerned

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:53 PM

2. GO SARA GO . . !

We are the many that support you !

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:00 PM

3. I donate to her campaign... Very glad she won. Now let's beat Susan Collins. nt

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:04 PM

4. Last poll I saw gave her a 5pt lead!! Go Sara

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:25 PM

5. Whoa, Sarah has a 5-pt lead over Collins? Impressive!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:35 PM

6. Right on, donating Gideon.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:37 PM

7. This is great news!

I so want to see Collins lose. Then we can all send her our "concerned" condolences.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:55 PM

8. And it looks like Jeff Sessions lost in Alabama

So that means Lou Saban is running against Doug Jones??

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 11:44 PM

12. I would have preferred seeing Sessions win, if nothing but to rub trump's nose in it......

....he's already going crazy and gloating on Twitter about Sessions losing.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:18 AM

19. Tommy Tuba

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 11:39 PM

9. Susan Collins is concerned

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 11:39 PM

10. Yay!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 11:40 PM

11. How the primary went, endorsements, vote percentages...

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“Sara Gideon defeated Bre Kidman and Betsy Sweet in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Maine on July 14, 2020. As of 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Gideon had received 71 percent of the vote followed by Sweet and Kidman with 23 and seven percent of the vote, respectively, with 34 percent of precincts reporting.[3]

“Gideon and Sweet are leading in national endorsements. Gideon received endorsements from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, EMILY's List, and NARAL.[4] Bangor Daily News' Jessica Piper wrote that Sweet "has been backed by progressive groups that have fueled primary upsets in the past."[5] She received endorsements from Progressive Democrats of America, Brand New Congress, and Our Revolution.[6]”
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https://ballotpedia.org/Sara_Gideon

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Response to RobertDevereaux (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 08:45 AM

17. Another embarrassing loss for PDA/BNC/OR.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 11:46 PM

13. outstanding! could be the only senate race I will donate

it would be beyond amazing to see collins lose! It’s not even so much about Sarah winning but to enjoy seeing Collins lose!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:23 AM

14. Go Gideon!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 06:14 AM

15. Ranked Choice Voting!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 08:35 AM

16. "concerned" Susan Collins has to be put out to pasture. yes yes yes

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 08:45 AM

18. Excellent! It looks like the real revolution has

emerged from beating those two other candidates. 👌

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:21 AM

20. 'Gideon defeated two "progressive" candidates'

Can you educate me a little? Were the other candidates not actually progressive? Where were they on the political spectrum?

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