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Shenna Bellows

Shenna Bellows announces candidacy for US Senate in Maine
Maine finally has a serious candidate challenging Susan Collins for the US Senate seat in the 2014 election. Shenna Bellows is a progressive's dream candidate: working class roots; national and Maine state field organizing experience; tenacious, articulate, and passionate about her work.

Until recently the executive director of the ACLU of Maine, Bellows was a major player in a number of statewide referendum campaigns including marriage equality and the restoration of voting rights. Some longtime Daily Kos readers may recall a diary she wrote in 2009 entitled Marry Me For more on this amazing woman who lives her values, join me below the fold.

Shenna Bellows kicked off her campaign on Wednesday and has already been to events in over half of Maine's 16 counties, from her home county of Hancock she has travelled to both the southernmost (York) and the northernmost (Aroostook) and has events scheduled for each county in the first week. Her plan calls for visits to all of Maine's more than 400 towns.

She will bring the same grassroots organizing approach to her campaign for US Senate that she honed in the 7 years that it took to bring marriage equality to Maine, and the year long referendum to restore same day voter registration.

Bellows will bring the same persuasive advocacy that convinced a divided State House to override Gov. LePage's veto of a cell phone privacy bill, making Maine one of only two states to require law enforcement to get a warrant to track citizens via their personal mobile devices.

Quick update: Act Blue link (h/t Blazehawkins for the reminder!)
Shenna Bellows for Senate Website
Maine Progressives diary with Shenna Bellows's launch speech text and video

9:52 AM PT: UPDATE
Radio interview with Shenna Bellows yesterday on:
http://560wgan.com/...

Originally posted to slakn1 on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 05:21 AM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions and BellowsforSenate.

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