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The Portland Press Herald Got it Wrong on the Crowdfunding “Bribe” of Senator Collins

Sep 19, 2018

The Portland Press Herald recent editorial on Senator Collins missed the mark.

The Editorial board wrote, “A crowdfunding campaign sends the same message that wealthy donors deliver via PACs,” comparing campaign donations and legitimate political operations to this crowdfunding threat, citing it to be a First Amendment Right.

Last time I checked, it was bribery for wealthy donors to say “vote this way or I’ll give a million dollars to your opponent.” Senator Collins’ office even discussed the legality of the crowdfunding campaign with several lawyers who advised that it was possibly illegal.

This is just the latest in another absurd tactic to intimidate Senator Collins, who is perhaps the most important vote in the senate, into submission. Luckily, rape threats, coathangers delivered to her office, and the threat of a large donation to a still unknown opponent are unlikely to sway Maine’s senior senator in either direction as Senator Collins has displayed that she is more than capable of thinking for herself.

Barbara Campbell Harvey of Portland was elected as Secretary of the Maine Republican Party in 2015 and unanimously re-elected in 2017. In addition to her vast experience with Republican political organizations across Maine, Ms. Harvey also has served in a variety of positions for well-known organizations such as the Maine Education Loan Authority Board, LearningWorks, First Radio Parish Church of America, and Friends of the Blaine House. Ms. Harvey received her Master’s Degree in political science at Northeastern and lives in Portland, Maine.

 

Next CCRC General Meeting

What: July Monthly Meeting
When: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 6:30pm Social Time / 7:00pm Business Meeting
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May 8, 2019 Public Speech: The Immigration Crisis on the Southern Border
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