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

Sen. Collins has already raised more cash than she did for 2014 campaign - Times Record

Democrat Sara Gideon is challenging Maine's Susan Collins - Roll Call

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

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

Can Sara Gideon dislodge Susan Collins? - The Economist

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

Indian American Speaker of House Sara Gideon Announces Bid for U.S. Senate Seat in Maine - India West

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

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

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

State of Maine; Campaign finance irony - Mount Desert Islander

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

Money from away flows into campaigns for 2020 US Senate race - Biddeford Journal Tribune

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

Justice Democrats to Oppose DSCC Pick in Maine Senate Primary - Washington Free Beacon

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

Cash floods crucial 2020 Senate races - POLITICO

Collins Is the Maine Event in 2020 - The American Prospect

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

Betsy Sweet Nabs Key Dem Endorsement In Bid To Unseat Sen. Susan Collins - HuffPost

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

Lawmaker apologizes for yelling at Maine speaker - WGME

Democrats Are Winning The Fundraising Race In The Senate - FiveThirtyEight

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

Dollars from Donors: See who is contributing to Maine's U.S. Senate candidates - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Lawmaker apologizes for yelling at Maine House speaker - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Susan Collins Could Be Toast As Her Approval Rating Plummets In Maine - PoliticusUSA

Will Progressive Groups Finally Abandon Susan Collins? - Mother Jones

Democrats mimic 2018 House takeover strategy in bid to capture Senate - POLITICO

Maine Family Planning Rejecting Federal Funds Over Abortion 'Gag Rule' - Maine Public

Democrats use 'dark money' loophole for early assaults on Susan Collins - Bangor Daily News

Boothbay Region Democrats host candidates in Barrett's Park - Boothbay Register

New England Senate races take shape - Politico

Politics and Poe: A scary proposition - Bangor Daily News

How Trump Is Weighing on 2020's Most Vulnerable Senators - Morning Consult

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

State of Maine: Kudos on budget compromise - Mount Desert Islander

Retired major general enters race to take on Sen. Collins - Press Herald

A Democrat tries to take down McConnell by accusing him of getting in Trump's way - CNBC

Reproductive Rights Group Highlights Maines Expanded Abortion Access - Public News Service

Democrats Fortunes Fade as 2020 Senate Candidates Take the Field - InsideSources

Sanders vs. Warren is shaping up to be quite the fight - NBC News

Maine lawmakers work through the night passing at least 78 bills into law - WCSH-WLBZ

Maine governor signs anti-poverty bills - WGME

The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2020 - The Washington Post

In the Trump era, Sen. Susan Collins’s declaration as a New England moderate is challenged - Washington Post

Lawmaker apologizes for yelling at Freeport rep. - Times Record

House Dems, Senate GOP build money edge to protect majorities | TheHill - The Hill

Democrats plot strategy to win back Senate | TheHill - The Hill

Retired general eyes Maine's US Senate race - Lewiston Sun Journal

Maine House votes to relax welfare restrictions on asylum seekers - Press Herald

Political Brew: Big campaign money, hundreds of new laws and a battle over a brick - WCSH-WLBZ

Maine Family Planning will forgo federal funds over Trump's abortion 'gag rule' - Press Herald

Bipartisan "Invest in Tomorrow" bill package signed into law - WABI

Primary Source: U.S. Senate races taking shape - Valley News

Maine Legislature backs bill that ties gun seizures to mental health after nixing 'red flag' bill - Bangor Daily News

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

Saturday, June 29, 2019: Corporations are not people, quick action to resolve maple issue, representing Maine's independent spirit - Bangor Daily News

Sara Gideon: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know -

Bipartisan bill package aimed at fighting poverty and reforming welfare passes with widespread support - WABI

Maine voters could have final say on abortion, 'death with dignity' and vaccine bills in 2019 - Bangor Daily News

Lincoln County Democrats to meet US Senate candidate - Bangor Daily News

Sen. Collins teams up with Lindsey Graham to raise campaign cash - Press Herald

Amy McGrath Raises $2.5 Million in First Day of Kentucky Senate Bid - The New York Times

What tax relief? - The Ellsworth American

June sessions of Maine House, Senate, open with Hindu mantras - Lewiston Sun Journal

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

In debate, Democrats turn to a popular target who’s not Donald Trump - McClatchy Washington Bureau

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

Democrats can't wait for 2020 election to arrive -

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

Presidential primaries, automatic voter registration among election-law changes - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Democrats assume control of Maine Legislature, select leaders and top state officers - Press Herald

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

Winners and losers of the 2019 legislative session - Press Herald

Feckless Late Night Host Shrieks at 2020 Dem: Drop Out and Run for Senate! - NewsBusters

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

Bre Kidman is the first out non-binary person to run for the US Senate - PinkNews

Civility: Bridging The Divide - NPR

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

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

It didn't take long for tax increases to be proposed in Augusta - The Maine Wire

Freeport's Gideon proposes new tax to fund paid leave for Maine workers - Times Record

First Openly Non-Binary Senate Candidate Seeks To Make Politics More Inclusive - HuffPost

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

Bill to expand who can perform abortions in Maine passes House - WCSH-WLBZ

Denk: Sharing in the struggle and standing up for constituents -

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

Maine Speaker of the House addresses Franklin County Democrats - Lewiston Sun Journal

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

Susan Collins teams up with Lindsey Graham to raise campaign cash - Lewiston Sun Journal

Kittery Dems to host Maine House speaker at June 2 BBQ -

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

Democratic challenger to Susan Collins announces Senate bid | TheHill - The Hill

Benjamin Gideon admitted to Inner Circle - Lewiston Sun Journal

Midcoast women to serve in leadership roles in the next legislature - Times Record

Here's the latest on Maine Democrats mulling a run against Susan Collins in 2020 - Bangor Daily News

How these Democratic leaders hope to fix what they believe LePage broke - Bangor Daily News

Why Susan Collins' 2020 race is getting more attention nationally than it is in Maine - Bangor Daily News