Last night, Senator Susan Collins was the only candidate on the debate stage who said she wouldn’t vote for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision that opened the floodgates of corporate spending and dark money in our elections.
Collins' opposition to campaign finance reforms on the debate stage was consistent with her record in the Senate. In 2014, she voted against a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision, instead voting in favor of continuing unlimited anonymous and corporate money to continue meddling in Maine’s elections.
During the debate Collins also defended her votes against the DISCLOSE Act, a bill that would have increased transparency and limited dark money in federal elections. Collins actually voted against the DISCLOSE Act four times, including casting a deciding vote to block the bill in 2010.
Collins’ record is clear: she’s voted to keep dark money and corporate spending flowing into our elections, and last night she told us that if she's reelected, nothing will change.