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Retired General From Oxford Seeks Democratic Nomination To Challenge Collins


A retired Air Force general from Oxford has kicked off his U.S. Senate campaign. Democrat Jon Treacy will seek his party's nomination to challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Susan Collins next year.

Treacy says he has the experience and the vision to represent Maine in the U.S. Senate. "We have such serious challenges in front of us. For instance, climate change, our issues with health care, certainly gun violence, women’s rights and those issues that need to be tackled now."

Treacy says Maine needs a senator who will challenge the policies of the Trump administration.

"This current administration and the folks that are enabling this administration are deliberately putting our nation though the ringer, if you will," Treacy says. "Divisiveness is the word of the day.”

He joins three other Democrats seeking to unseat Collins.

Originally published Sept. 24, 2019 at 2:28 p.m. ET.