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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

No Regular Business Meetings for November and December so you can join us for these upcoming events!!!!

Tuesday, November 19 - Dr. Jay Allen for Congress Reception with the Hon. Bruce Poliquin / 6:30pm to 8:00pm / Hilton Garden Inn Freeport, 5 Park St / To RSVP call Kelly Tain at 704-488-4998

Wednesday, November 20 - “Why Socialism Would Destroy America’s Economy & Freedoms” / Event Co-Hosted by the Gray and Windham Town Committees with Fifty-two Republican and Conservative Groups and Leaders / 6:00pm: Refreshments, 6:30 to 8:30pm: Main Program / Keynote: Congressman Bruce Poliquin / Windham Veterans Center, 35 Veterans Memorial Drive / More info: grayrepublicans.org

Tuesday, December 10 - CCRC Christmas Party / Hosted by the Windham Town Committee / 6:30pm / Windham Veterans Center, 35 Veterans Memorial Drive / Bring a dish to share!!

Events

Event: Why Socialism Would Destroy America’s Economy & Freedoms
Many 2020 Democratic Candidates are promising “Free Stuff” & Socialism to voters. This informative program will demonstrate why those policies would harm America.
Lewiston: Fight for Trump Rally and Press Conference
Where will Jared Golden side on impeachment? With the Far-Left or with his own constituents?
Businesses Learning from Businesses
How to comply with NEW LEGISLATION
that affects your EMPLOYEES and your BOTTOM LINE
Free Speech, Hate Speech, & Censorship: Winning the 2020 Elections
As a conservative have you been censored online or anywhere else? Have you self-censored your words to avoid being called a bigot or hater? Are you worried about what censorship might do to the 2020 elections? If so, you need to attend this very timely and informative program!
Cumberland County Golf Tournament
Join the Annual CCRC Golf Tournament!
$100 per golfer includes golf, cart, breakfast, and lunch

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