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Citizen's Guide - Sara Gideon


District: 106 (map)

Committe: Energy, Utilities and Technology

Party: Democratic

Family: Benjamin (Husband), 3 Children


Phone: (207) 865-9593 (cell)


Official Website - Facebook

Address: 37 South Freeport Road, Freeport


2012 Election

General: Gideon 3,525; James 1,837
Primary: Gideon 534; Sachs 470; Norton 46
Spending: Gideon: $5,564.56 (Clean Elections Candidate) James: $4,257.85 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Endorsements: MCV; MSEA; EQME; AFL-CIO

In the News

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Sara Gideon decries high prescription drug prices during campaign swing in Lewiston - Press Herald

Sara Gideon brings her US Senate campaign to Lewiston - Lewiston Sun Journal

For Sen. Susan Collins, a tough reelection got a lot tougher with Trump impeachment inquiry - USA TODAY

New questions about Kavanaugh's conduct reignite issue in Collins' re-election bid - Press Herald

Politics & Other Mistakes: Invisible woman - Press Herald

Maine Senate poll a Rorschach test - Politico - Freepress Online

Retired Air Force general latest Democrat to join race to unseat Sen. Susan Collins - WMTW Portland

Elizabeth Warren's campaign will invest in beating Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins - CBS News

Retired USAF major general enters Maine U.S. Senate race - WCSH-WLBZ

Watchdog Complaint Cites Dark-Money Group Targeting Collins - RealClearPolitics

Sara Gideon to Challenge Susan Collins for Maine Senate Seat - The New York Times

Complaint filed against Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon over reimbursements - Press Herald

How the favorite and an underdog are diverging in the Democratic race to face Susan Collins - Bangor Daily News

Outside group spends big on media blitz to support Sen. Collins' campaign - Press Herald

Senate candidate Sweet pledges support for BIW but questions warships' role, targets Collins in Topsham - Times Record

Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon faces ethics complaint - WABI

Report: Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon to challenge Sen. Collins - Press Herald

Democrat Sara Gideon Nabs 3 Key Endorsements In Maine's 2020 Senate Race - HuffPost

Trump, AOC and McConnell: the personalities that could determine who wins the Senate in 2020 - USA TODAY

Swing-state GOP senators rethinking reelection strategies as impeachment looms - Washington Examiner

Sen. Susan Collins is an endangered Republican. Impeachment could make her more so. - NBC News

Here's where the senators running in 2020's most important races stand on Trump's impeachment - CNBC

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Sara Gideon slapped with Republican ethics complaints - Bangor Daily News

Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon joins race to challenge Susan Collins in 2020 - Bangor Daily News

Politics & Other Mistakes: Sweet illusions - Press Herald

Can Sara Gideon dislodge Susan Collins? - The Economist

Democrat Sara Gideon Raised Way More Money From Mainers Than Susan Collins Last Quarter - HuffPost

Hundreds of new laws take effect Thursday in Maine - Biddeford Journal Tribune

Maine briefs: Firefighter in blast that killed colleague leaves hospital; Retired Air Force general latest Dem to run against Collins; 1 dead in single-car crash in Sedgwick - Times Record

Sen. Susan Collins Feted as “Hero of Kavanaugh Confirmation” at High-Dollar California Fundraiser - The Intercept

Green Independent Party candidate explores run against Sen. Collins - Biddeford Journal Tribune

Could Susan Collins' vote for Kavanaugh help the Democrats flip the Senate in 2020? - The Guardian

Impeachment push complicates re-election bids by Gardner, other swing-state GOP senators -

Maine briefs: Third suspect arrested in Presque Isle shooting; 2 dead after I-95 crash in Howland; Recycling plant head fired; police investigate $300k theft; Collins' aide: New Kavanaugh accusation 'lacks an accuser' - Times Record

Records Show Gideon Disclosed Reimbursement For Donations - Maine Public

Gideon to hold meeting Sept. 30 - Rockland - Camden - Knox - Courier-Gazette - Camden Herald - Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

Sara Gideon offers early hint at her campaign strategy in bid to oust Susan Collins - Bangor Daily News

County Democrats fall dinner will be October 19 -

Top Democrat from L.L. Bean town erases logo from her Patagonia jacket in campaign video - Washington Examiner

Sara Gideon will take on the rigged system that Susan Collins protects - Bangor Daily News

Sara Gideon ran afoul of election law with political donations in 2015 and 2016 - Bangor Daily News

Mills vows that Maine will lead in reducing emissions, but state GOP sees 'destructive proposals' - The Center Square

Gideon Admits To Campaign Finance Violation - Maine Public

Armenian-American Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon Is Officially Running For Susan Collins' Senate Seat - The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

Letter to the editor: Mainers have better options than Sen. Collins - Press Herald

New Report Calls Maine 2020 Senate Race A 'Toss-Up' - Maine Public

Money from away flows into campaigns for Maine's 2020 U.S. Senate race - Press Herald

The Democrats are incensed by fresh allegations against Brett Kavanaugh - The Economist

Inside Susan Collins’ reelection fight in the age of Trump - POLITICO

Sara Gideon touts early fundraising success in run for Senate seat - WABI

Greg Sargent: Can liberals unseat Susan Collins? It's a test of something bigger. - Winston-Salem Journal

Democrat challenging Collins raises $1M in first week | TheHill - The Hill

Dem rival to Maine's Collins must face probe over admitted campaign finance violations, state's GOP says - Fox News

Maine Dark Money Group Behind False Ad Tied to Sara Gideon - Washington Free Beacon

Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon pushes for universal paid leave - Foster's Daily Democrat

Retired general joins race to unseat Collins - The Ellsworth American

The Universal Notebook: Can Gideon Beat Collins? - Press Herald

Democratic candidate Gideon attacks Sen. Collins over tax vote, ACA - Press Herald

Patagonia logo 'disappears' from Maine Democratic Senate candidate's jacket: Report - Fox Business

Maine GOP Calls for Investigation Into Sara Gideon - Washington Free Beacon

Records show Gideon disclosed illegal reimbursement for donations - WABI

Democrats Found A Major Recruit To Take On Susan Collins in 2020 - FiveThirtyEight

Retired Air Force officer opts in for U.S. Senate race against Susan Collins - Lewiston Sun Journal

Meet the Press Blog: Latest news, analysis and data driving the political discussion -

Speaker Gideon should focus on Maine problems, not 2020 - Bangor Daily News

Susan Collins, A Uniquely Bad Senator, Turns to the Dark Money - Paste Magazine

New Campaign Ads Call Betsy Sweet 'Too Liberal For Maine' - Maine Public

Susan Collins, a Fixture in Maine, Has Twin Troubles: Trump and Kavanaugh - The New York Times

Dem Opponents Seize on Sara Gideon’s Campaign Finance Violations - Washington Free Beacon

Sara Gideon: Bill would streamline the processing of eligible voters' registrations - Lewiston Sun Journal

Maine is expected to see unprecedented political ad spending in 2020 - WGME

Maine 'Moms Demand Action' Advocates For Gun Control Legislation - Maine Public

Lawmaker yells at Maine speaker, removed from House floor - WGME

Retired Air Force General From Oxford To Run For Senate In 2020 - Maine Public

Automatic voter registration bill moves a step closer to law in Maine - Press Herald

Maine House Speaker's Bill Would Implement Automatic Voter Registration - Maine Public

Political Brew: The Senate race, peoples' vetoes & CMP - WCSH-WLBZ

Midcoast high school is Maine's first to go 100% solar - Mainebiz

Civility: Bridging The Divide - NPR

Lawmaker apologizes for yelling at Maine speaker - WGME

Senate candidate Betsy Sweet endorsed by liberal group tied to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - Press Herald

Collins Is the Maine Event in 2020 - The American Prospect

Sara Gideon: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know -

House speaker proposes new tax to fund paid leave for Maine workers - Press Herald

Democrats can't wait for 2020 election to arrive -

Democrats aren't racing to run against Susan Collins in 2020 - Bangor Daily News

New poll finds support drops for Susan Collins in Maine - Press Herald

'Dark Money'-Fueled Ads Heat Up Maine Senate Battle - RealClearPolitics

Top Maine House lawmakers introduce bipartisan bill package to fight poverty - WABI

Maine House Speaker's Bill Would Create Family And Medical Leave Program - Maine Public

Potential Collins-Gideon Senate race heating up long before Maine voters head to polls - The Center Square

Democratic Maine Senate candidate appears to erase logo from non-L.L. Bean jacket in campaign video - Fox News

Democrats assume control of Maine Legislature, select leaders and top state officers - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Susan Collins raises $2M in second quarter fundraising, surpassing 2014 reelection bid | TheHill - The Hill

Maine Abortion Law Lets Nurse Practitioners and Others Perform Procedure - The New York Times

Maine lawmakers have let more than 650 bills pile up as adjournment looms - Bangor Daily News

Political Brew: Campaign finance violations, the CD-2 Race & who backs impeachment? - WCSH-WLBZ

Maine House Speaker proposes bill to provide property tax relief to Maine homeowners - WABI

Liberal Dark Money Group Behind Maine News Site Attacking Collins - Washington Free Beacon