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Justice Democrats and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee have endorsed two different Democratic candidates in Maine's upcoming Senate race, setting up a primary fight between candidates looking to unseat incumbent Susan Collins (R.).
As part of a series of endorsements revealed Wednesday morning, the progressive PAC announced its endorsement of Betsy Sweet, a former candidate for governor in 2018. "Betsy has spent her entire life fighting for working families all across the state of Maine," the group wrote in a tweet. "It's clear that Susan Collins has to be replaced with a bold progressive champion."
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Late last month, the DSCC endorsed Sara Gideon, the current speaker of the house in the Maine legislature who announced her run after Sweet jumped into the race.
Justice Democrats' endorsement will lead to a clash between the DSCC's preferred candidate and the group that helped propel progressive candidates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) to victory in 2018.
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Huffington Post reporter Kevin Robillard pointed out on Twitter that Justice Democrats' endorsement in a major race marks a change from the group's past electoral priorities, which targeted Democratic candidates in safer Democratic districts.
If her 2018 gubernatorial candidacy is any indication, Sweet will...
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