Last week, Senate Republicans shamefully killed a constitutional amendment that would reverse Citizens United and restore our democracy. One of those Republicans was Susan Collins of Maine.
Our friends at MoveOn have released a TV ad that joins Democrat Shenna Bellows in making this vote an issue on the campaign trail. Shenna is seeing double-digit movement in the polls right now due to her bold populist message — and if we win this seat, Republicans cannot win the Senate.
Collins is the political establishment’s favorite so-called “moderate Republican” — except she’s nothing of the sort. She’s a corporate-backed politician who voted against the president’s proposal to raise the minimum wage. She regularly votes against veterans, against seniors, and against strong Wall Street reform.
President Obama won Maine by a 15-point margin in 2012. This isn’t a state that needs to settle for Susan Collins. A bold progressive can win this seat. Maine voters just need a real choice, and they finally have one.
Shenna Bellows is boldly campaigning on big progressive ideas — expanding Social Security benefits, making sure millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share of taxes, overturning Citizens United, and public financing of our elections. […]
(This is part of an email from Keith Rouda of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee)