Monthly Archives: April 2014

Does Shenna Bellows want ‘War Jobs’?

Shenna Bellows. BDN photo by Seth Koenig.

One of the most basic tasks of a United States senator is to advocate for her state. While this is often in the form of arguing for federal funding, it also includes fighting for jobs. That means not only assisting private employers in dealing with federal regulations, but also advocating for Maine companies to get […]

Beware the perils of fake bipartisanship

Not all bipartisanship is created equal: There’s real bipartisanship and fake bipartisanship. There was plenty of both on full display in the Legislature this week. In real bipartisanship, both sides actually come together to solve a problem. They negotiate to find a solution that both of them can support. They make sacrifices, and nobody gets […]

No, Susan Collins isn’t reacting to Shenna Bellows on the minimum wage

When you’re as far ahead as [PDF] Senator Susan Collins - one of the widest margins of any incumbent United States Senator in the nation – it’s utterly natural for your opponent to desperately try to become relevant. Democrat Shenna Bellows has been doing just that in her quixotic quest to unseat Susan Collins. That’s to be […]