Check out Sara Gideon, a Democrat who has pledged to run against Republican Senator Susan Collins in 2020.
Gideon is one of three Democrats who has expressed interest in running against Collins. (The others are Bre Kidman and Betsy Sweet). She is the only one among them to have held major elective office; she’s the Speaker of the House in Maine’s legislature.
Ady Barkan’s Be a Hero organization and activists from Maine famously launched a Crowdpac campaign to fund Collins’s eventual Democratic opponent after she voted to put Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court. As of late June 2019, the fund held just over $4 million.
Presumably, this fund will go to the winner of the Democratic primary. That election will take place on June 9, 2020.
The Cook Political Report scores Collins’s Senate seat as Lean Republican. By its definition, “Lean” means “These are considered competitive races, but one party has an advantage.”
As of June 2019, the Senate holds 53 Republicans and 45 Democrats, plus two Independents, Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who caucus with the Democrats.
The Democrats need to hold all their seats and pick up four in order to gain control of the Senate. Collins is among the most vulnerable.
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