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Q4: Corporate PACs Continue to Prop Up Sen. Collins

Feb 04, 2020

Senator Susan Collins, a Big Money 20 incumbent, received a total of $213,900 from corporate PACs in Q4

In 2019, Collins received over $580,000 from corporate PACs

In the fourth quarter of 2019, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) took $213,900 from corporate PACs, including $10,000 from health insurance PACs and $2,000 from Big Pharma. Over the course of 2019, Collins took a whopping total of over $580,000 from corporate PACs. Senator Collins’ reliance on corporate PACs underscores her campaign’s lack of support from Mainers and her dependence on corporate special interests.

“Senator Collins has worked to advance corporate special interests in Washington over Mainers. Now, in the midst of a tough reelection, Collins is relying on them to boost her flailing campaign. Mainers know these contributions are why their voices are not heard in Washington,” said End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller.

ECU’s Big Money 20 campaign is focused on holding incumbents who benefit most from the corrupt establishment in Washington accountable by showing voters how politicians put corporate special interest donors ahead of the people they’re supposed to represent. For a full list and additional background on the Big Money 20, click here.

ECU is a traditional political action committee (PAC) with more than four million members, including 21,600 in Maine.