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Maine

SUPER STATE STRATEGY

Democrats need to win Maine in 2020. We can do it if we get started now.

In addition to winning Maine’s Electoral College votes, we need to flip Senator Susan Collins’ seat. Collins is one of the most vulnerable Republican incumbents seeking reelection in 2020. Democrats need to flip her seat to win a majority in the U.S. Senate.

Turning out likely Democratic voters in Maine is crucial, and we need your help to do it!

Our Targets:

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UNITED STATES SENATE SEAT

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ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES

The cities and towns surrounding Portland, Augusta, and Bangor are critical in Maine. These areas vote for Democrats for president but chose Collins as their Senator. We need Mainers to choose Democrats up and down the ballot.

Unlike most states, two of Maine's four Electoral College votes are decided based on the vote within each of its two Congressional districts. This is why high Democratic turn-out is essential in 2020.

What's at stake

Environment

Maine needs funding to raise coastal roads affected by sea-level rise and build climate change-ready stormwater management systems. Winning the White House and flipping the Senate is essential to protecting Maine from the consequences of a warming climate.

Opioid Epidemic

Maine was in the top ten states for opioid overdose deaths in 2017. That year, 418 people died of overdoses, and 7 percent of babies born in Maine were affected by drug use.

The state’s rate of overdose deaths is 12.7% higher than the national average.

Electing Democrats like Governor Janet Mills is making a difference in the fight against opioid addiction in Maine. In her first year, Gov. Mills put $1.6 million into getting 35,000 doses of the overdose antidote naloxone and training for 250 recovery coaches.

Economy

Maine is experiencing an extreme labor shortage. Baby Boomers are retiring out of the workforce and there aren’t enough young people to fill their roles. Maine is expecting to net just 96 jobs state-wide between 2016 and 2026.

In this same period, 22% of workers between 45 and 54 years old are expected to leave Maine’s labor pool.