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There are currently four Democrats in Maine seeking their party's nomination in next year's U.S. Senate race. In the weeks ahead Maine Public will talk with each of them about the issues that are most important to Maine Democrats, according to pollsters.

Maine Public's Political Correspondent Mal Leary spoke with House Speaker Sara Gideon about taxes, the opioid crisis and, of most concern to Democrats, health care.

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Maine's campaign finance regulators voted Wednesday to fine Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon’s now-dissolved political action committee for contributions made in her name three years ago. But the Maine Ethics Commission declined to investigate the matter further.

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Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins continues to build a formidable war chest for her likely 2020 reelection bid, even as she was outpaced last quarter by Democratic challenger Sara Gideon.

An ethics complaint has been filed against Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon for allowing her leadership political action committee to reimburse her for political donations in 2015 and 2016.

PORTLAND, Maine - Republican Sen. Susan Collins hasn't officially announced whether she's seeking reelection. But that isn't stopping campaign dollars from pouring into Maine.

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In response to two recent deadly mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, about 100 protesters rallied in downtown Portland Sunday afternoon to advocate for gun control legislation.

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The non-partisan Cook Report, which analyzes political contests across the nation has changed its take on the 2020 Maine U.S. Senate election from “leaning Republican” to a “toss-up.”

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The lead campaign committee for Republican U.S. Senate candidates has deployed mobile billboards in Portland and Freeport depicting Democratic candidate Betsy Sweet as being in the company of far left politicians. The ads are actually intended to help Sweet’s campaign.

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon has admitted to a campaign finance violation, and some believe it could hurt her campaign.

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State and federal campaign finance reports show a Maine Democratic Senate hopeful disclosed using her leadership political action committee to reimburse herself for political contributions in 2015 and 2016.

LEWISTON, Maine - A retired Air Force general plans to seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Sen. Susan Collins.

PORTLAND, Maine - Republican Sen. Susan Collins's campaign says she has brought in $2 million in the second quarter of 2019.

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Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon is announcing her bid to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in 2020.  The Freeport Democrat announced her candidacy in a press statement and video that attempted to portray Collins as out of touch with Mainers.

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Most Maine adults could be automatically registered to vote beginning in 2022 if the Legislature passes a new bill this session, sponsored by Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon of Freeport.

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