Following the conclusion of tonight's US Senate debate, Maine Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Marra released the following statement:

“Tonight, we saw just how much Senator Collins has changed. The woman Mainers once trusted to be our voice in Washington has become so beholden to corporate special interests and her party overlords that she’s not working for us anymore.

“While her party is ramming through a Supreme Court confirmation in record time, Senator Collins has spent months failing to secure even a single dollar of relief for municipalities in Maine that are struggling to cover essential services as communities navigate the long recovery from the public health and economic crises brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. We need a Senator who will deliver for our state, not just their party. And Speaker Sara Gideon showed us tonight exactly why she’s the candidate to get it done.”