LCV Victory Fund Statement on Susan Collins’ Re-Election Announcement

Contact: Emily Samsel, emily_samsel@lcv.org, 202-454-4573

Washington, DC: In response to Senator Susan Collins’ announcement that she will run for re-election, LCV Victory Fund issued the following statement from SVP for Campaigns, Pete Maysmith:

“We have supported Senator Collins in the past, but it’s time for change. Voters who care about Maine’s clean air, clean water, and climate future have a better choice in Sara Gideon.

“Last year we watched Senator Collins’ score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard plummet to just 21 percent. Instead of continuing to be an independent voice for Maine, Collins has chosen to side with special interests and partisan leaders in Washington and walked away from Maine’s long tradition of conservation. We have been alarmed by her willingness to put the wishes of corporate special interests over the well being of Maine people and our environment with her support for anti-environment policies like Trump’s tax plan that opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and her support for extreme nominees like Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. In contrast, Sara Gideon has a consistent record of putting health and conservation first and is exactly the kind of senator Maine needs to combat the climate crisis and protect our environment and way of life.”

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