Gerald has the details.
It's incredible that Sen. Collins continues to pay no price in the Maine media for these gross distortions.
But even more incredible is something else that's been missing in local coverage since the bailout package was first introduced.
Namely: Over the last two weeks, you'd never know from reading PPH and BDN (or listening to MPBN) that one of these candidates--Susan Collins--is closely aligned with the powerful industry associations in Washington that want fewer rules and mandates for business. And that Rep. Allen is vigorously opposed by those forces.
You'd never know that Collins routinely scores huge ratings from the pro-business lobbies while getting low scores from consumer groups.
Or that Rep. Allen's record is the reverse.
One would think that such basic facts--such essential pieces of background information--would at least come up in the coverage.
And yet they haven't.