AUGUSTA – After a win Tuesday night, Democratic Senate candidate Sara Gideon is already on the move, visiting members of Maine’s community talking about ongoing challenges in their industries.
Gideon’s first of three stops Wednesday was with Maine lobstermen, but then it was onto Augusta to hold a round table with veterans at the American Legion Post 205.
Gideon said, “We want to stand up for people and that’s what we’re going to be doing for these next three and a half months to make sure that we understand what people need.”
The members of the round table discussed issues surrounding veterans’ accessibility to benefits, mental health care services, and shared personal experiences.
Gideon said she wants the focus to be on bringing light to the issues and the first step is hearing them out.
“I have proven during this campaign that making sure I am everywhere in this state listening to Mainers,” said Gideon. “No matter who they are, understanding what’s happening in their lives is incredibly important to me.”
Now Gideon says she is ready to take on Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins in the Nov. election.
Early Wednesday, Gideon’s campaign called for five debates against Susan Collins.
Senator Collins‘ team has fired back, proposing televised debates in all 16 counties.
Collins claims she would start as early as Wednesday night, but the dates of the future debates have yet to be released.