We did it! Thanks in no small part to your support, Craig Hickman won the Maine Senate special election on Tuesday night! This is a seat that supported Trump by 2% in 2016 and Biden by 1% in 2020 so his 26% victory is a testament to Craig’s skill as a candidate and the support you provided, making us Craig’s top contributor.
Craig made history this week as he will become the first Black LGBT+ Senator in Maine history! He also has already shown a particular dedication to investing in children as a state representative, by leading on addressing childhood hunger. Now that he’s in the Senate, we hope to see Craig continue to advance America’s Goals for all Mainers.
Like you, we were a bit shocked at the size of the victory margin. Not only is it a testament to Craig’s quality as a candidate but according to people on the ground it also hints at divisions within the right, where splintering views seemed to depress turnout among the base. This election was just one data point around that, but it bears monitoring.
Thank you again for participating in the Give Smart community. In the past 3 years we’ve sent more than $2 million to the races where it’s needed most, and Craig’s now our 47th winning candidate. It’s just so great to share another joyful day with you all.
(The Give Smart guy)
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