Washington Post catches dark money group run by former Gideon aides lying about Sen. Collins’ record
AUGUSTA – Maine GOP Chair Dr. Demi Kouzounas is calling on Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon to denounce the monstrous lies being told by her former aides through a dark money group that has plans to spend nearly a million dollars on television ads, ads which yesterday a non-partisan fact checker with the Washington Post declared false and intentionally misleading.
In the most recent episode in the campaign of dark money dishonesty being waged by Sara Gideon’s allies, the Washington Post gave an ad by the “Maine Momentum” dark money group three Pinocchio’s for being so dishonest.
Perhaps the worst part is that the lies being told are designed to intentionally frighten senior citizens and our most vulnerable.
“Sara Gideon needs to come out and denounce these false attack ads,” said Maine GOP Chair Dr. Demi Kouzounas.
“As the top elected official in the Maine House of Representatives, Speaker Gideon’s silence on these false claims proves only one thing – she is OK with Maine seniors being lied to as long as she benefits from it.”
“Sara Gideon can make whatever claims she wants about opposing dark money, but there is no evidence she means it. She has already been caught illegally funneling corporate contributions into federal elections, and now she is silent while her former aides and allies run a million-dollar scam trying to trick Maine’s elderly,” said Dr. Kouzounas.
“If Sara Gideon’s dark money supporters don’t think she can win without this scare-and-scam campaign of lies and Sara won’t speak out for the truth, she isn’t worthy of her current seat, let alone a place representing Maine in Washington D.C.”
You can read the latest three-Pinocchio fact-check from Washington Post here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/19/dark-money-ad-claims-susan-collins-put-old-age-programs-jeopardy/