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Maine 2020 Races

2020 Legislative Endorsements

See the full list of legislative endorsements here.

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2019-2020 Legislative Scorecard

Election Details

Primary Date:
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Election Date:
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

 

Congressional Candidates

The following candidates have been endorsed by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. The Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund cannot endorse in federal races, but supports PPAF's endorsements.

Sara Gideon for U.S. Senate

As Maine Speaker of the House, Sara Gideon has been an outspoken leader for women, LGBTQ communities, and the people of Maine, and for sexual and reproductive health and rights, including access to safe, legal abortion. As a former Planned Parenthood patient so she knows what's at stake and has stood with us through think and thin (even during a blizzard) in our fight to protect the rights of our patients to get the care they want from a provider they trust. As a legislator and Speaker, she has championed: 

 Medicaid expansion 

✔ Protections for people with preexisting conditions

✔ and, fought to remove barriers to abortion for those struggling financially.

In 2019, the state of Maine, under Sara's leadership, did more to protect women’s rights and freedoms than the state has done in past decades. She was determined to keep the threats from Washington out of Maine. We are excited to support Sara Gideon in this race and congratulate all the people who are stepping forward to run for office this year. We are ready to send a new leader who will protect our rights and freedom to represent us in the US Senate.

Rep. Chellie Pingree for Congress

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree is an incredible reproductive health champion who's fought tirelessly to protect and expand access to reproductive health care in Maine and nationwide, including:

 Defending more than 22,000 people in Maine and 4 million nationwide against the Trump-Pence administration's Title X gag rule.

 Fighting back against attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

 Supporting Maine's Medicaid expansion plan.

PPAF's endorsements come at a critical time for reproductive health care access across the country. As extreme anti-choice politicians attempt to turn back the clock on our sexual and reproductive health, strip away health care from millions, and dismantle the nation's family planning program, Congresswoman Pingree will always be in our corner fighting to protect our constitutional rights.

Rep. Jared Golden for Congress

PPAF has also endorsed Congressman Jared Golden for re-election! Golden is an incredible reproductive health champion who's fought tirelessly to protect and expand access to reproductive health care in Maine and nationwide, including:

 Defending more than 22,000 people in Maine and 4 million nationwide against the Trump-Pence administration's Title X gag rule.

 Fighting back against attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

 Supporting Maine's Medicaid expansion plan.

PPAF's endorsements come at a critical time for reproductive health care access across the country. In 2018, the American people sent more women and women of color to Congress than ever before and flipped the House of Representatives to a clear pro-reproductive health majority.