It has been widely reported that only about 15 percent of us think that Congress is doing even an adequate job. Yet we continue to re-elect the same people, year after year expecting a different result.

Sen. Susan Collins says she is a moderate, yet her votes often show less than a desire to please her voters. Two current examples:

• Unlimited campaign contributions: Collins voted against a Senate resolution to authorize Congress and the states to set reasonable limits on contributions because, she said, “we should proceed more carefully.”

• Minimum wage: Studies show the economic benefits of raising the minimum wage. Susan voted against a restorative adjusting for inflation over the next 30 months because the “opposition wouldn’t agree to a lesser amount.”

Democrat Shenna Bellows, of Manchester, has the energy and passion to make a difference. Shenna will listen to voters and won’t vote against their interests.

Bill Williamson


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