Senator Collins’ vote for the 2017 GOP tax giveaway was bad for Mainers. The new tax law raised health care premiums, gave away billions to big corporations, sparked a lawsuit that would end coverage protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and is adding nearly $2 trillion to the national debt — threatening Social Security and Medicare. The biggest beneficiaries from the tax scam were the corporate interests who reaped billions and are now spending big to keep Collins in the Senate, where she can keep voting for their interests.
Yesterday, just one week after they launched new ads backing her from their dark money arm, Senator Collins was caught meeting behind closed doors with the U.S. Chamber’s top leadership. The Chamber’s chief political strategist recently told Axios they’re spending early to combat Collins’ “terrible approvals and terrible favorables.”
Rather than meeting with Mainers or holding her first town hall in more than 20 years, Collins has decided to continue her strategy of cozying up to the out-of-state corporate interests that are propping up her campaign.