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.
Democratic party activist and former candidate for Maine Governor Betsy Sweet is seeking her party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that is currently held by Republican Susan Collins. Sweet is first to enter a race that is likely to draw more Democrats and probably some Republicans as well.
Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins voted with Democrats Thursday to oppose confirmation of a federal judge who has been criticized for her views on abortion. Wendy Vitter has also come under fire for appearing to back discredited claims that link abortion and birth control pills to increased risk of cancer and violent relationships.
As the state with the nation's oldest population, Maine is the "canary in the coal mine" when it comes to the field of aging in America. That's according to the longtime executive director of the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA).
BANGOR, Maine - A bipartisan group of senators including Maine's Republican Sen. Susan Collins are calling on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials to withdraw a proposal that could change the rules about mercury emissions.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins is seeking assurances from top Air Force officials about the future of the 101st Air Refueling Wing in Bangor as the Appropriations Committee considers the Air Force budget. She says the unit is fulfilling a vital role.
Congressmen For The Oldest State In The Nation Contemplate Social Security Overhaul
Demographically, Maine is the oldest state in the nation, and so the health of the Social Security system is of particular importance here. Nearly a quarter-million Mainers receive benefits that average $1300 per month.