Election season 2020 is getting into full swing, and we’re excited that there has been a surge in Republican women running for public office. Here at FFL, we like to celebrate the conservative women running for office and give our readers and their potential voters a look at what they stand for. 

The filing date for the congressional races for 2020 in Maine recently passed. There is one woman running for the House of Representatives and one running for re-election in the Senate. Maine will host Congressional primaries on June 9, 2020 and the general election on November 3, 2020.

Susan Collins (United States Senate)

Incumbent Republican Susan Collins is seeking another term. She has served Maine in the Senate since 1996, and has often been a pivotal vote for Republicans in contentious cases (see: Brett Kavanaugh). She is the senior most conservative woman in the Senate. She’s a pretty consistent conservative vote, along with the Trump agenda. Collins has been known as a “moderate Republican” in previous years. She has supported some gun control bills, like laws against large magazines and people on the no-fly list being able to purchase guns. She leans more pro-choice, but has voted to confirm pro-life judges. Collins supports reforming the healthcare system and sits on several committees, including the Appropriations Committee and the Committee on Aging. Her re-election is considered “tough” considering people would love to take down this powerful woman, but she is currently slightly favored to win. She has no serious Republican challenger. 

You can find her Congressional website here and her campaign site here, or follow her on Twitter @SenatorCollins

Adrienne Bennett (ME-02)

Adrienne Bennett is running to replace Democrat incumbent Jared Golden, who has only served one term in Congress. Bennett is a life-long Maine resident. She says she was strongly shaped by growing up in poverty and having to stand up for herself and others. Bennett worked in broadcast news and later became the press secretary for Governor LePage. On the issues, she supports the USMCA and the need to reform healthcare after the failures of Obamacare. She’s a gun-owner who supports the Second Amendment and is pro-life, believing life begins at conception. She says if elected she will support President Trump’s America First agenda and fight to protect the citizens of Maine. 

You can find her campaign website here or follow her on Twitter @AdrienneMaine.

Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member