In the 2020 election, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) was considered one of the most vulnerable incumbent Republicans in the U.S. Senate. Many said it to be a miracle that she managed to beat her Democratic opponent, Sara Gideon, by over eight percentage points.
But could Collins have won in part because she took illegal campaign contributions from a major defense contractor that has operations in Maine?
Ken Vogel of the New York Times noted Tuesday on Twitter that he’d run across a search warrant for the phones of two executives of the Martin Defense Group. The FBI, it should be noted, obtained the search warrants back in April:
It remains unclear if either Collins or her campaign knew about the contributions from the two men who work for Martin Defense.