The 2020 Senate Race in Maine will be the state's most expensive ever, but it will be a small price to pay to rid the senate of Susan Collins.
Source: Bangor Daily News
House Speaker Sara Gideon, the frontrunner in an upcoming Democratic primary to challenge U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, raised $8.1 million during the pre-primary period, extending her fundraising lead over the incumbent Republican.
Updated fundraising reports were due to the federal government on Thursday covering the period from April 1 through June 24. Gideon’s fundraising surge put her over $23 million in total money raised. She spent $7.2 million in the period, leaving her with $5.5 million in cash on hand. It is the first time she has been left with more cash than Collins after a fundraising period.
Collins raised $3 million while spending $3.6 million, according to federal filings. That brings her total fundraising this cycle to $16.2 million. Her campaign had $5 million in cash on hand at the end of the period.
Our campaign raised $9 million last quarter thanks to our grassroots movement. 95% of individual donations were under $200 and nearly 13,500 Mainers have donated. It's clear they're ready for a senator who will fight for them, not special interests. That's exactly what I'll do.
— Sara Gideon (@SaraGideon) July 2, 2020