Betsy Sweet is running for US Senate against Susan Collins because now is the time for urgent and bold action. We have serious challenges in our communities and our families, and we used to think that Susan Collins had our backs. But this past year has shown us that Susan Collins is not on our side.

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  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
July 16, 2020 at 1:01 PM

Thank you

TITLE     Hi John, I cannot thank you enough for standing with me every step of the way in my campaign for U.S. Senate. Even though we did not prevail, we moved Maine forward in a big way. We made progress, John, and we did so without having to compromise our values or what we sta…
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
July 14, 2020 at 6:01 PM

Only $1,500 to go!

TITLE     Hi John, Just $1,500 more to go and we’ll hit our GOTV Fund goal! Support our GOTV Fund with a contribution right now and help us reach our goal! If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately: $10 » …
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
July 14, 2020 at 12:03 PM

All of us

TITLE Today’s the day, and together we can pull off an upset.    Hi John, Today’s the day, and together we can pull off an upset. We’re only $4,000 away from hitting our GOTV Fund goal, but there’s less than 12 hours until polls close in Maine, so we need your help right now. Supp…
  Michael Rosenow · [email protected]
July 13, 2020 at 7:08 PM

An upset is brewing

TITLE     Hi John, We see an upset in the making. But we need your help NOW to pull it off. There are 24.8% of voters we need to contact. Please support our GOTV Fund now!   Our field team has made over 600,000 phone calls in the past 4 weeks. We’ve been reaching out to every li…
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
July 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Tomorrow’s the day

TITLE     Hi John, This is it. We have less than 24 hours until polls open in Maine’s Democratic Primary, and my campaign manager, Mike Rosenow, just told me we have to reach $20,000 between today and tomorrow in order to reach as many voters as possible. Help us reach our goal of…
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
July 12, 2020 at 2:37 PM

The momentum is shifting

TITLE We can see it – the momentum is shifting our way.    Hi John, We can see it – the momentum is shifting our way. Voters are seeing the stakes in Tuesday’s primary. They want a candidate who is not afraid to talk to voters and ready to fight for real progressive change. We’re …
  Sweet HQ · [email protected]
July 11, 2020 at 2:14 PM

Why Betsy Sweet?

TITLE Why Betsy Sweet?      UNTIL THE POLLS OPEN           Donate »   PAID FOR BY SWEET FOR SENATE Click here to unsubscribe from Betsy Sweet's email list. Betsy Sweet for U.S. SenatePO Box 487Hallowell, ME 04347United States    
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
July 10, 2020 at 12:12 PM

Help me finish strong

TITLE You should have seen it. Betsy rocked it on the debate stage!    UNTIL THE POLLS OPEN Hi John, We are SO CLOSE to election day. We have a lot of momentum in this race: last week I took the stage with my Democratic opponents twice and made my case to the voters, and Main…
  Dani, Thea and Paley · [email protected]
July 9, 2020 at 7:06 PM

Our mom

TITLE We’re Dani, Thea, and Paley – Betsy’s daughters – and we're asking you for an important favor.    Hi John, We’re Dani, Thea, and Paley – Betsy’s daughters – and we're asking you for an important favor. Mom is only five days away from her primary election on Tuesday, July 14th…
  Sweet HQ · [email protected]
July 9, 2020 at 1:57 AM

Betsy crushed the debate

TITLE You should have seen it. Betsy rocked it on the debate stage!    Hi John, You should have seen it. Betsy rocked it on the debate stage! She made the perfect case for why she should be the nominee to everyone watching the WMTW debate this evening. Can you rush a $10, $20, or…
  Sweet GOTV Fund · [email protected]
July 8, 2020 at 1:58 PM

Help us get this ad in front of voters

TITLE We have six days to reach Democratic voters across Maine.    Hi John, We have six days to reach Democratic voters across Maine. And the stakes couldn’t be higher. Betsy is the only candidate in this Primary that supports Medicare for All and polls show can beat Susan Collins…
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
July 7, 2020 at 6:58 PM

Let’s keep up the momentum

TITLE We are now just one week away from Maine’s Democratic Primary.    Hi John, It’s almost the big day. We are now just one week away from Maine’s Democratic Primary next Tuesday, July 14th.   Donate » We have a great chance of winning in Maine right now, John. We’re in t…
  [Urgent] Sweet HQ · [email protected]
July 7, 2020 at 1:25 AM

Sara Gideon bailed again

TITLE Sara Gideon has refused to participate in any of the network debates.    Hi John, She did it again. Sara Gideon has refused to participate in either of the remaining debates this week. We’re not surprised, but doesn’t Maine deserve a Senator who will talk with her constituen…
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
July 5, 2020 at 3:08 PM

my opponent is leaving Mainers behind

TITLE We are NINE DAYS from the Democratic Primary.    Hi John, We are NINE DAYS from the Democratic Primary. Support my campaign and help me fight for Medicare for All in the U.S. Senate! I believe healthcare is a human right. I believe every Mainer – not just the wealthy – has …
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
July 4, 2020 at 3:33 PM

July 4th

TITLE     Hi John, July 4th is more than a day of fireworks and barbecues. It’s a day to reflect on how far we have come as a nation, and how much farther we need to go – on how we build that “more perfect Union.” This is an ongoing process in which we, as Americans, must all be in…
  Team Sweet · [email protected]
July 3, 2020 at 7:15 PM

Join Us!

TITLE     Hi John, With just 11 days left until our primary, we’re working hard every day to make sure that every Mainer across the state hears our message of bold, progressive change. Our team of volunteers has been calling thousands of Mainers daily to share how Betsy is the best…
  Bentley · [email protected]
July 2, 2020 at 4:24 PM

The choice is clear

TITLE     Hi John! It’s your favorite dog Bentley here with another update on Betsy’s campaign! To me, the choice in this primary is clear. Betsy has bonafide paw-gressive credentials that the other candidates just don’t have. Betsy will fight to make the system work for every man…
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
July 2, 2020 at 12:10 AM

the only progressive left

TITLE Yesterday we all got some disheartening news.    Hi John, Yesterday we all got some disheartening news: the results are in and progressive Charles Booker was defeated by Amy McGrath in Kentucky and progressive Andrew Romanoff was defeated by John Hickenlooper in Colorado. We…
  Betsy Sweet Field Team · [email protected]
July 1, 2020 at 7:02 PM

We need you (not a money ask)

TITLE     Hi John, Now that it’s July, we’re just 13 days out from our primary on the 14th. That means we only have 13 days left to talk to every Maine primary voter and show them how Betsy isn’t just the best progressive choice in this race, she’s also the candidate who can beat S…
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
July 1, 2020 at 12:46 AM

4 hours

John - We have 4 hours until the end of the quarter deadline at midnight – and just 14 days until the Primary. Your support today allows us to keep on reaching Mainers in the next two weeks. If you’ve been thinking of making a contribution, please consider one now.…
  [Urgent] Sweet HQ · [email protected]
June 30, 2020 at 10:02 PM

Our first ad

TITLE     Hi John, Our first TV ad is now on the air! There are just 14 days until the primary – and we need your help to make sure every voter sees it! Watch our first ad and then contribute to keep it on the air!   13 million Americans lost their health insurance in April alon…
  Sweet HQ · [email protected]
June 30, 2020 at 12:02 AM

Betsy meets the moment

TITLE     Hi John, There are less than 30 hours to go until our end-of-quarter deadline. And if you need a few reasons why Maine’s Democratic primary on July 14th is critical and why there’s only one candidate who stands out as the best choice to take on and defeat Susan Collins, G…
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
June 29, 2020 at 2:32 PM

We are being outspent

TITLE     Hi John, Yesterday my campaign manager, Mike Rosenow, updated you on the status of the campaign — where we’re at now and what we have to do next to win the primary on July 14th. He asked for your support and you delivered. We’ve nearly hit our fundraising goal, but we hav…
  Mike Rosenow · [email protected]
June 28, 2020 at 1:30 PM

Let’s do what we do best

TITLE     Hi John, How do we win on July 14th? The primaries this past Tuesday have shown us the way – where progressive candidates scored major victories over the establishment-anointed favorites despite being massively outspent. Each mounted an impressive grassroots get-out-the-v…
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
June 26, 2020 at 3:02 PM

Your Guide to Ranked-Choice Voting

TITLE     Hi John, Imagine: An election with no claims of splitting the vote or running a spoiler campaign. An election where you don’t have to do the political calculus of “should I vote for someone I really like or the person that others say is most likely to win?” An election wh…
  Team Sweet · [email protected]
June 25, 2020 at 1:31 PM

Sara Gideon just doesn’t cut it

TITLE     Hi John, As we draw nearer to Maine’s primary election, it’s important we draw a clear distinction between Sara Gideon and Betsy Sweet, the two Democratic front runners. Betsy’s the leading progressive in this race, and she’s running to get plans like Medicare for All and…
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
June 24, 2020 at 7:04 PM

Progressives win

TITLE     Hi John, Yesterday, New York and Kentucky held key primary races. And we learned a lot from them. We witnessed firsthand the growing strength of the progressive movement. We saw wins in New York: Mondaire Jones took NY-17, Ritchie Torres won NY-15 on his path to fill Jos…
  Sweet HQ · [email protected]
June 23, 2020 at 3:17 PM

Progressives are surging

TITLE     Hi John, We are officially three weeks away from Maine’s Democratic Primary on July 14th and today we are seeing something unprecedented. Progressives are surging across the country and right here in Maine. According to the polls, more voters are moving away from Susan Co…
  Kathleen (Team Sweet) · [email protected]
June 22, 2020 at 4:48 PM

We’re holding a trivia night!

TITLE     Hi John, With each day, we’re getting closer and closer to our primary on July 14th. Every day we’re talking with thousands of Mainers across the state about our campaign and rallying supporters to turn out the vote on Election Day. But next week, we’re taking a night off…
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
June 21, 2020 at 4:13 PM

Fwd: Fundraising Shortfall

TITLE     Hi John, I just heard from my campaign manager. We’re contacting a lot of democratic voters, and they like what they are hearing. But there are still a lot of voters who remain undecided. And I need your help to reach them. We’re trying to raise an additional $15,000 ove…
  Team Sweet · [email protected]
June 20, 2020 at 7:30 PM

The progressive choice

TITLE     Hi John, With less than a month to go before Maine’s Democratic primary on July 14th, we wanted to share with you what a few of Betsy’s endorsers are saying and to reiterate why she’s the only progressive candidate who can defeat Susan Collins come November.   Can you j…
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
June 20, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Fighting for a Green New Deal

TITLE     Hi John, Climate change is the defining issue of our time – scientists are saying that we have less than ten years to correct it or else we will face its catastrophic consequences. That’s why advocating for a Green New Deal has been a central tenet of my campaign. We can …
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
June 19, 2020 at 7:21 PM

COMING UP: Our Racial Equity and Justice Town Hall

TITLE     Hi John, Today is Juneteenth. On this day in 1865, word rang out in Galveston, Texas that the Civil War was over and all enslaved men, women, and children were now free. While we honor this milestone in African American freedom, it’s time we take action on all we still ne…
  Sweet HQ · [email protected]
June 18, 2020 at 2:12 PM

Showing up to debates is part of Clean Elections

TITLE     Hi John, Problem: Big money in Maine Politics Solution: Betsy authored the Clean Elections Act In 1996, Betsy helped write and pass the Clean Elections Act in Maine to remove the corrupting influence of big money in our state races. The act also requires politicians who…
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
June 17, 2020 at 2:30 PM


TITLE     Hi John, Did you see Susan Collins’ new TV ad? She used my words to attack Sara Gideon when she herself is guilty of the same campaign practices: skipping events with unscripted questions and spending that time raising big money from out-of-state donors to run TV ads. Ca…
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
June 16, 2020 at 1:51 PM

Four Weeks Out

TITLE     Hi John, We have four weeks until Maine’s Democratic primary. This means over the next few weeks we will need to spend more than ever to reach voters ahead of July 14th. Your support right now is critical. Can you help us out with a weekly contribution from now until Jul…
  Team Sweet · [email protected]
June 15, 2020 at 4:39 PM

YOU’RE INVITED: Get Out the Vote Gala

TITLE     Hi John, We’re officially less than a month out from our Primary on July 14th! We’ve been virtually traversing the state of Maine, talking with Mainers in all corners to spread our message of progress and hope, and now, we want to (virtually) gather to celebrate how far o…
  Michael Rosenow · [email protected]
June 14, 2020 at 2:08 PM

30 days

TITLE     Hi John, I’m Michael Rosenow – Betsy’s campaign manager. I have good news and bad news. The good news is our voter outreach is succeeding beyond all our expectations. When voters learn about Betsy, they choose her first. The bad news is without an increase in financial …
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
June 12, 2020 at 3:53 PM

Your support = Betsy winning

TITLE     Hi John, People all over this state are demanding change. And we are shoulder to shoulder with them on the front lines of that change. Demilitarize the police. End qualified immunity. Fund mental health and community based services. Pass Medicare for All. Every day, ever…
  Team Sweet · [email protected]
June 10, 2020 at 9:21 PM

POSTPONED: Sweet Game Night

TITLE     Hi John, Last week, you received an invitation from us to join us for our campaign game night. While we believe it is important to take time off from the hustle and bustle of campaign life, right now, more important issues are at stake. As such, we have postponed our Swe…
  Team Sweet · [email protected]
June 9, 2020 at 9:18 PM

Election day is 5 weeks away

TITLE     Hi John, The Democratic Primary for U.S. Senate in Maine is 5 weeks from today! Recent polling shows Betsy Sweet is AHEAD of Susan Collins. She is the only Democrat running that will fight for Medicare for All and The Green New Deal and can beat Susan Collins Support Bet…
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
June 9, 2020 at 12:16 AM

Why Sara Gideon’s absence speaks volumes

TITLE     Hi John, The Maine Senate Democratic Primary debate just ended. I answered a lot of questions, but one none of us could answer was: Why is Sara Gideon refusing to debate? If you think all Democrats should be held accountable to voice their opinions and speak with constit…
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
June 6, 2020 at 9:05 PM

Trump in Maine

TITLE Yesterday, President Trump was in Maine. This was his first-ever visit to Maine in the four years he’s been in office, and it comes at a time when our country is in deep civil unrest.    Hi John, Yesterday, President Trump was in Maine. This was his first-ever visit to Maine …
  [1 Important Update] Team Sweet · [email protected]
June 5, 2020 at 9:33 PM

Sara Gideon is not the Progressive choice

TITLE     Hi John, Democrats in Maine have a major decision to make. Who do we want to replace Susan Collins? The answer is clear: Betsy Sweet is the only candidate that supports The Green New Deal and Medicare for All AND can beat Susan Collins. If you want a progressive candida…
  Sweet HQ · [email protected]
June 5, 2020 at 12:33 AM

BREAKING: Sara Gideon Refusing to Debate

TITLE     Hi John, So this just happened. After weeks of promising to meet for the first televised debate, Sara Gideon, the DSCC candidate, is now refusing to participate. At a time of unprecedented turmoil in our country, Sara has decided it is a good campaign strategy to not answ…
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
June 4, 2020 at 4:47 PM

Black Lives Matter

TITLE     Hi John, What happened to George Floyd in Minnesota was not an “officer-involved death.” It was a racist and cold-blooded murder. As candidates, politicians, and community leaders, we must not hide this horror in bureaucratic language. A police officer knelt on Mr. Floyd’…
  Team Sweet · [email protected]
June 3, 2020 at 8:40 PM

Taking a night off for games!

TITLE     Hi John, We’re less than six weeks out from our primary on July 14th. As we’re getting closer, we’re making thousands of calls to Mainers across the state to let Democrats know that Betsy Sweet is the only candidate who can beat Susan Collins AND supports Medicare for All…
  Betsy Sweet · [email protected]
June 2, 2020 at 3:25 PM

Thank you, John

TITLE     Hi John, We did it – another goal met. Our campaign consists of taking small steps so that we can make big changes in the Senate. And yesterday, you took a small step to help us meet a milestone: Reaching our end of month deadline goal. Thank you – your support is so impa…
  Betsy’s · [email protected]
June 1, 2020 at 12:59 AM

Almost there

TITLE     Hi John, This is it. We’re well on our way to doing it again, to hitting our end of month fundraising goal, but it’s going to take one last push. Can you support my campaign once more before midnight? I’m proud to have you on my team, John. The fight we’re putting up i…
  Michael Rosenow, Campaign Manager · [email protected]
May 31, 2020 at 9:54 PM

On the (virtual) stage at today’s Democratic Convention

TITLE Betsy just stepped off the (virtual) stage at today’s statewide Democratic Convention!     Hi John, Betsy just stepped off the (virtual) stage at today’s statewide Democratic Convention! At the convention she wowed everyone with her smarts, her heart, her hope and her belief…