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How the coronavirus has changed campaigning for these Maine candidates

Sweet’s campaign is using social media to connect with voters and has found a silver lining in that it is often easier to reach people with so many individuals at home.

Podcast – It’s News To Us – Interview with Betsy Sweet (27:06 start)

All these things that were so controversial and so pie in the sky, are the very things we are using to get through this pandemic and that are going to get us out of it. – Betsy Sweet

Money out of Politics – podcast

We need a tsunami of change. Money in politics is the underlying issue for everything else we care about.

Campaigning in a Time of Plague

Campaigning in a Time of Plague

We can only flip the senate if we win this senate seat in Maine, and we have an opportunity to do it with a real progressive.

Bates Democrats’ Conversation With Betsy Sweet

Bates Democrats’ Conversation With Betsy Sweet

Sweet’s mission at the statehouse has been to expand democracy, which is what motivates her to run in this election as well. In 1996, she helped write a bill to create clean elections in Maine through a public financing system that takes corporate money and influence out of politics.

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USM Muskie School of Public Service hosts virtual U.S. Senate Candidate Forum

USM Muskie School of Public Service hosts virtual U.S. Senate Candidate Forum

Sweet, who picked up the endorsement of Maine Rep. Mike Sylvester yesterday, has transformed her campaign strategy in the wake of COVID-19, hosting daily livestreams and virtual town halls with local elected officials and constituents. This is one of many forums Sweet has committed to attending in the months leading up to the July primary.

Brand New Congress endorses Betsy Sweet for U.S. Senate

“Betsy Sweet exemplifies what BNC stands for,” said Zana Day, communications director for BNC. “She is a fierce advocate of protecting our democracy from the corrupting influence of Big Money in politics, and she has decades of experience advocating for everything from LGBTQIA+ rights, women’s rights and election reforms.”

Progressive Democrats of America endorse Betsy Sweet for U.S. Senate

“In contrast to her moderate Democratic opponent, Betsy is an outspoken advocate for Medicare for All, strong environmental policies, and has statewide name recognition from her days as a lead advocate for Maine’s groundbreaking Clean Money statute,” said PDA.