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2020 Maine Election

Primary Day: June 9, 2020

Primary Voting Registration Deadline: June 9, 2020 (registrations after May 12, 2020 must be completed in person at a polling place)

Voter ID Required? No

2020 SENATE RACE

SARA GIDEON (D)

As Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, Sara Gideon has fought to make health coverage and care — including safe, legal abortion — more accessible for all Mainers. 

Protecting and expanding access to reproductive health care for women in our state will always be a huge priority for me.

Sara Gideon, Sept. 19, 2019

Source: Twitter

SUSAN COLLINS (R), Incumbent

Mainers thought they could rely on Collins to protect their health care, but her vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh — who before his Supreme Court nomination had a record of ruling to limit access to safe, legal abortion — shows she can’t be trusted to do the right thing.

Very disappointing.

Susan Collins, March 26, 2019, after Trump-Pence administration Attorney General William Barr — who Collins voted to confirm — said he would use the Trump tax scam, which Collins voted for, to ask federal courts to jeopardize health coverage for more than 20 million Americans

Source: Vanity Fair

When she joined the Senate almost 24 years ago, Susan Collins may have been fighting for Mainers — but today she seems more committed to serving corporate interests and a partisan agenda. In 2018, Susan Collins ignored public opinion in Maine to cast a crucial vote to confirm Justice Kavanaugh, putting Roe v. Wade — the Supreme Court decision that affirmed the constitutional right to access safe, legal abortion — at risk

To evade accountability, Collins often expresses disappointment at the widely predicted consequences of her votes. In 2017 and 2018, Collins voted to confirm every Trump judicial nominee to receive a floor vote — many of whom had views hostile to reproductive health and rights. The following year, when anti-abortion politicians in several states attempted to ban abortion before most people know they’re pregnant, Collins claimed to “not [be] sure exactly why we're seeing this happen” — even though politicians such as Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey had said that with the courts reshaped thanks to Collins’s help, foes of safe, legal access to abortion “believe that it is time, once again, for the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit [Roe v. Wade].” 

When Collins backed the Trump-Pence administration’s tax cuts in 2017, her vote gave a huge tax break to billionaires and corporations, but also put the Affordable Care Act at risk — jeopardizing health coverage for 95,000 Maine residents. Mainers need a senator they can trust to put their health care, rather than corporate special interests, first.

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