Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is increasing her campaign organizing in Maine, throwing her weight behind an effort to unseat Senator Susan Collins, a moderate Republican. Warren’s campaign said it was focusing its resources on keeping the House and taking back the Senate, including in “Maine, which has a competitive Senate race, and Georgia, where there will be two Senate seats up for election.”
Democrat Sara Gideon, the speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, is running against Collins for a seat that could be critical to the Democrats’ push to win a Senate majority. A Gravis poll in June showed Collins well ahead with 44%, while Gideon had 30%. Collins has drawn fire from Democrats for her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and from Republicans for voting against Donald Trump’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.