A Tale of Dirty Tricks So Bizarre:

Susan Collins v. Public Record


Table of Contents


Dedication: Davis Rawson (1942-1998) who got it right

Introduction by David Bright, editor

The Last Straw

The Primary

Journalistic Failure

The Race to the Bottom

In This Corner: The Bangor Daily News

Checkered Past

And In the Other Corner

Newspaper Cross Fire

Defending the Practice

Political Reporting Hits the Fan

Paper Push-Polling

Coming Down to the Wire

The Newspaper Numbers

The BDN Crows Out Loud


The Other Shoe Drops

The Story the BDN Doesn’t Want You to Read


Maine Map by County

Maine Votes by County

Scans of Collins’ 1993 Statement of Financial Interests