Sara Gideon

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Sara Gideon - Maine Senate (D)

Financial Strength

Raised ($): $14,229,698

Cash on Hand ($): $4,649,182

% of the total DEM $ Raised: N/A

Cash on Hand v. Opponent (%):

League of Conservation Voters

Sara Gideon represents District 48 of the Maine House and is the Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives. She is a Democrat running a seat in U.S. Senate. Sara earned a B.A. in international affairs from George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. She was an intern for U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell of Rhode Island. Gideon served as Vice Chair of the Freeport Town Council. She also worked as an advertising account executive at USA Today in 2003. In the Maine State House, she sponsored legislation to expand abortion access and extended state benefits to families in poverty. She supported Medicaid expansion and helped override Governor Paul LePage's veto of a bill to make the anti-overdose drug Narcan available over the counter. In her run for U.S. Senate, Gideon has been endorsed by Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. A Democratic win in Maine is potentially key to flipping the Senate in 2020. Her opponent, Susan Collins, voted for the Republican tax bill for the wealthy and to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. For Maine, affordable drugs and health care are top of mind for many residents, and Gideon has made it her primary campaign issue. Her ability to achieve bipartisan results is demonstrated by her LIFT legislation, aimed at helping families gain financial independence. Gideon has championed legislation to strengthen democracy and improve civic engagement with her Automatic Voter Registration bill. She has been an advocate for expanding high speed internet access. Sara Gideon lives in Freeport, with her husband Ben and their children.