Ross Lajeunesse isn't a politician but he's seen what failed leadership can do to Maine. That's why he's a Democrat who is running to defeat Susan Collins.

50 Messages

  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
October 30, 2020 at 7:06 PM


LET'S DO MORE THAN JUST ELECT A NEW PRESIDENT... This Tuesday, let's do more than just elect a new President... Let's also send my friend Sara Gideon to Washington as Maine's next U.S. Senator! Mitch McConnell and Susan Collins have stood in the…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
October 27, 2020 at 10:01 PM

Attend a Biden event for as little as $46

Attend a Biden event for as little as $46 ONE WEEK TO GO! If you haven't attended a campaign event yet, there's still time!  Below is a list of upcoming events in support of the Biden/Harris campaign, with tickets as low as $46...  Thank you for …
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
October 22, 2020 at 10:33 PM


JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE & GLORIA STEINEM HOPE TO SEE YOU! WANT TO HANG OUT WITH JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, ASHLEY JUDD, GLORIA STEINEM... or HILLARY CLINTON? Be sure to join one of the upcoming campaign events listed below, and help the Biden Harris cam…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
October 12, 2020 at 9:29 PM


JOIN AN UPCOMING EVENT! View this email in your browser ONLY 3 WEEKS...  ...until the election!  Only 3 weeks until we decide our future.  Will we return to living in an America that can trust its President and Vice President to speak the tr…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
October 5, 2020 at 11:18 PM


JOIN A CAMPAIGN EVENT! JOIN ME AT ONE OF THESE GREAT CAMPAIGN EVENTS! 29 DAYS... Thanks to all of you who've signed up to volunteer -- and to everyone who's given generously -- to ensure our campaign has the resources to con…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
October 4, 2020 at 7:37 PM


30 DAYS. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? 30 DAYS... That's all the time we have left.  Then, our country decides what path we'll take.  Will we continue to be the America that can't trust its President -- to pay his taxes, to do his duty, or to even speak the truth…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
September 29, 2020 at 10:52 PM


THE ELECTION THAT COULD BREAK AMERICA "THE ELECTION THAT COULD BREAK AMERICA" Pretty dramatic headline, isn't it?  Unfortunately, that's exactly what we're facing in just 35 DAYS. Just this past week: 1.  The NYT …
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
September 21, 2020 at 1:06 AM


TRUMP RE-ELECTED; REPUBLICANS KEEP CONTROL OF SENATE November 4, 2020 TRUMP RE-ELECTED; REPUBLICANS KEEP CONTROL OF SENATE Dear Friends: None of us wants to see this headline on November 4.   But a recent New York Times story …
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
March 26, 2020 at 2:36 PM

A statement on the status of my campaign

We wanted you to be among the first to know. We are going to get through the coronavirus outbreak together. If you are experiencing symptoms or are looking for more information, you can visit the website of the CDC or the Maine Department of Health.   John — I made the decision to run for …
  Team Ross · [email protected]
March 23, 2020 at 9:55 PM

Workers need to come first.

Susan Collins is poised to put a corporate bailout ahead of Maine workers. We are going to get through the coronavirus outbreak together. If you are experiencing symptoms or are looking for more information, you can visit the website of the CDC or the Maine Department of Health. We are clos…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
March 22, 2020 at 5:18 PM

A real leader would have been banging down Mitch McConnell’s door.

Lives and livelihoods are at stake. John — Mitch McConnell took a three day weekend — and delayed the passage of meaningful relief for millions of American workers — instead of responding to one of the greatest crises our country has faced in decades. A real leader would have been banging d…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
March 21, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Trump didn’t learn his lesson. Public health is on the line. It’s up to us to hold him accountable.

Add your name and tell Susan Collins it’s time for leadership. John — The Trump administration finally admitted that COVID-19 is a serious threat. That’s after almost a month of misleading us to protect the President’s poll numbers. And where was Susan Collins for all of this? That’s right:…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
March 14, 2020 at 3:54 PM

An important update from our campaign

We need to refocus. John — The coronavirus has turned our world upside down, and our campaign is no exception. Since launching our campaign, we’ve been traveling across Maine, meeting with thousands of you to hear what issues matter most to you, and to discuss the changes we need to get Mai…
  Hilary Borris · [email protected]
March 12, 2020 at 2:40 PM

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Help us retire Susan Collins.

This is our year. John — The end of the fundraising quarter will be here sooner than you think — and in order to send Susan Collins packing, it’s imperative that we hit our fundraising goals. We're on track to meet our mid-month fundraising goal if we're able to raise $5,000 in the next 48 …
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
March 10, 2020 at 11:10 PM

We can’t count on Susan Collins to protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

Medicare and Medicaid are on the line. John — 1 out of 7 Mainers are covered by Medicaid. 1 out of 4 Maine seniors are on Medicare and Medicare Advantage. 1 out of 3 Maine children are insured through CHIP. For thousands of Maine families, any cut to these programs puts their health and wel…
  Team Ross · [email protected]
March 10, 2020 at 12:39 AM

ICYMI: Only one candidate in the country has a tech reform agenda that puts Mainers first.

Ross won’t stand by when career politicians get played by big tech lobbyists and stick to business as usual. John — In case you missed it, Ross rolled out his ten-point tech reform agenda last month — and Mainers weren’t the only ones who took notice: Ross is running for Senate because h…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
March 5, 2020 at 5:02 PM

FWD: Our second ad is going up today — help us reach more Mainers than ever.

In case you missed it, Ross is on the air. John — In case you missed it, our second TV ad is airing across Maine — but we need your help to keep it up. Pitch in to our Media Fund and help spread our message for One Maine across the state. >> If you've saved your payment information w…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
March 3, 2020 at 4:40 PM

Our second ad is going up today — help us reach more Mainers than ever.

It’s a critical step for our campaign. John — Our second ad is going up on TV today — giving us the chance to reach more Mainers than ever. It’s a critical step for our campaign, but I need your help: Will you pitch in to our Media Fund and help our ad reach even more Maine voters? >>…
  Hilary Borris · [email protected]
February 29, 2020 at 10:42 PM

GRASSROOTS ACTION ALERT: help us take this seat back.

Join Mainers from across our state. Hey John — There are only a few hours left until our February fundraising deadline, and I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss the chance to pitch in and join our grassroots team. Over the past month, we’ve: opened our campaign headquarters, ...met with …
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
February 28, 2020 at 8:30 PM

Let’s bring principled leadership back.

We need this style of leadership more than ever. John — My first job out of college taught me more than I ever learned inside a classroom. That’s because I had the privilege of working for Maine Senator George Mitchell as he fought for working class Maine families — like mine — every day. …
  Team Ross · [email protected]
February 28, 2020 at 2:27 AM

Susan Collins knows who she works for.

It’s not Mainers. John — A PAC backing Susan Collins accepted what investigators now suspect was a $150,000 straw contribution — but that’s not even the tip of the iceberg. Susan Collins has millions more in dark money to run the best campaign special interests can buy. Pitch in to our end…
  Team Ross · [email protected]
February 27, 2020 at 1:54 AM

🌲Mainers deserve a senator who meets with them🌲

Susan Collins hasn’t had a town hall meeting for 20+ years. Time to change that. John — Susan Collins hasn’t had a town hall meeting for over 20 years — but she makes time to meet with special interests and dark money donors to prop up her Senate campaign. Susan Collins gets plenty of outsi…
  Action Alert via Ross for Maine · [email protected]
February 24, 2020 at 12:00 AM

We can hold big tech accountable - but we need your help.

Protect our democracy. John — We’ve been working hard all week to highlight Ross’s new tech reform agenda, and his message is resonating across Maine and the nation. From protecting your privacy to the impact of automation, Ross knows what it takes to make sure technology works for all of u…
  Team Ross · [email protected]
February 22, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Our campaign office is open for business

We can’t wait to see you there! John — It’s been a busy week for our team so far — from campaign events in every corner of the state to Ross releasing his ten-point tech reform agenda. Our team capped off a great week on the campaign trail by opening our first campaign office yesterday: Th…
  Team Ross · [email protected]
February 21, 2020 at 6:20 PM

FWD: POLICY ALERT: It’s time to hold tech companies accountable.

Read the plan. Join our team. John — We just wanted to make sure you had a chance to see the ten-point technology reform agenda Ross rolled out yesterday. It covers everything from expanding broadband to the impact of automation — and it’s a roadmap for finally regulating tech companies tha…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
February 20, 2020 at 7:23 PM

POLICY ALERT: It’s time to hold tech companies accountable.

I worked at Google for 11 years. Now I’m fighting for change. John — Tech companies have fundamentally changed the landscape of our economy and our way of life over the past thirty years — and our government leaders decided to let these companies “self-regulate” instead of stepping up and e…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
February 19, 2020 at 6:10 PM

The nominee for Navy Sec. has Cambridge Analytica ties - and lied about them.

We need integrity and accountability from public servants, not lies. John — The 2016 election was full of bad actors — but few were as bad as Cambridge Analytica, which stole personal data off Facebook profiles and used the information to spread disinformation for Trump’s campaign. The comp…
  Team Ross · [email protected]
February 17, 2020 at 9:50 PM

ICYMI: Catch Ross’s interview with The New Yorker

  “I'm not ready to give up”: fight with Ross for 2020. John — Did you see Ross’s interview with The New Yorker last week? Ross covered everything from his time at Google to the impact the internet has had on the transgender community, and we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of his team fi…
  Team Ross · [email protected]
February 14, 2020 at 11:55 PM

It’s Valentine’s Day - you know what that means:

  Spoiler alert: we wrote a poem. Happy Valentine's Day, John! Lobsters are red, Pine trees are green, Let’s make 2020 The best year we’ve seen. Pitch in a dollar, Or pitch in a dime, To send Susan packing At election time. We write emails instead of poems for a reason, but we’re in this …
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
February 12, 2020 at 11:15 PM

GOP budget proposes cuts to Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare

  Protect programs Mainers rely on. John — A budget is a statement of values — and the new budget released by the White House doesn’t leave much question about how misplaced their values are. After creating a trillion dollar federal deficit by giving tax cuts to the wealthiest among us, the a…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
February 11, 2020 at 11:15 PM

Update: we’ve heard you loud and clear

  Flipping the Senate is the first step to putting working Maine families first. John — We’ve seen how Mitch McConnell and Susan Collins want the next six years to go — and why it’s more important than ever to vote them and their Republican cronies out of office. Their vision for America, whe…
  Team Ross · [email protected]
February 6, 2020 at 10:55 PM

Your voice is what matters most in Washington — let us know your priorities.

  Susan Collins has ignored what voters are saying in favor of paving the way for Mitch McConnell’s agenda. Share what matters to you now. John, For too long, Susan Collins has ignored Maine voters to advance Mitch McConnell’s agenda. It’s resulted in everything from a $1.5 trillion tax cut f…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
February 6, 2020 at 1:47 AM

UPDATE: Susan Collins acquits Trump - but we’re still fighting

  Susan Collins picked Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump. It’s time for a Senator who puts Maine first. John — In the final vote of Trump’s impeachment trial, Susan Collins chose loyalty to Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump over the Constitution, our democracy, and the Mainers who elected her. …
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
February 5, 2020 at 12:34 AM

BREAKING: Collins will vote to acquit

  Susan Collins doesn’t care about the facts or the rule of law. John — It’s official: Susan Collins will vote to acquit President Trump. Collins believes that Trump “learned a pretty big lesson” and will be “much more cautious in the future." I don't believe that for a second — and neither d…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
February 2, 2020 at 6:02 PM

Your help is what kept our momentum going—we’re starting February stronger than ever.

  You’re a critical member of our team, John. Thank you for everything you do. Team, Thanks to you and folks like you across Maine, we’ve hit our end-of-month fundraising goal—and shown Susan Collins the difference a grassroots campaign can make in Maine. Your generosity is what keeps us goin…
  Team Ross · [email protected]
January 31, 2020 at 10:59 PM

Watch Susan Collins’ moment of courage last night:

  [footage not found] …oh, right. Susan Collins finally announced she would support new witnesses and evidence—but only after she already knew Mitch McConnell had enough votes to block a fair trial. Susan Collins only takes a stand when she knows it won’t make a difference. Pitch in and el…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
January 31, 2020 at 6:52 PM

Our end-of-month fundraising goal is missing one thing — you.

  Help us bring the fight to Susan Collins. I'll get right to the point, John— We’re coming up on our end-of-month fundraising deadline in the next few hours. Our team has been hard at work bringing our message to voters across Maine, but we can’t match Susan Collins’s special interest and bi…
  [email protected] · [email protected]
January 31, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Susan Collins’s “concern” doesn’t count for much here.

  Susan Collins is front and center—without an answer. John— Susan Collins is exactly where she likes to be—front and center in the spotlight, but without any answers or accountability for Mainers. We need a Senator who stands up for our democracy instead of teeing up softballs for Trump’s le…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
January 29, 2020 at 7:18 PM

Susan Collins can’t delay any longer — the choice is between calling witnesses or helping a coverup.

  “People have common sense, and nobody has ever heard of a trial without witnesses.” John — Angus King said it best: “People have common sense, and nobody has ever heard of a trial without witnesses.” And that was before John Bolton’s manuscript leaked. Susan Collins likes to claim she’s an …
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
January 27, 2020 at 5:02 PM

Trump admitted his plan to cut Social Security after the next election. Susan Collins can’t be trusted to stand up for Maine’s seniors when that happens.

  Donald Trump and Susan Collins will cut Social Security if they have their way. We can’t let that happen. John — In a recent interview with CNBC, Donald Trump admitted what Republicans have been dancing around for years: they’re planning to cut Social Security and Medicare after the 2020 el…
  [email protected] · [email protected]
January 23, 2020 at 8:15 PM

Ross just received an endorsement from the LGBTQ Victory Fund—but he needs your help to keep up this momentum

  The leading LGBTQ campaign group is all in for Team Ross. John — For close to 30 years, the Victory Fund has provided expert support and uplifted the voices of openly LGBTQ candidates across every level of government. That’s why we’re thrilled Ross has received the Victory Fund’s endorsemen…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
January 23, 2020 at 2:00 AM

When it comes to Roe v. Wade, we can’t go back

  The right to choose is under attack across the country. John — Today marks the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade—and one of the most important decisions the Supreme Court ever made. When women have reproductive freedom, they are empowered to determine the path that’s best for them. We need to…
  Team Ross · [email protected]
January 22, 2020 at 11:25 PM

BREAKING NEWS: Susan Collins votes to shield White House from subpoena

  Susan Collins voted to save the White House from releasing additional documents — and impeachment has only just begun. John — It’s official: Susan Collins voted to stop senators from hearing any witnesses or additional evidence. To conduct a fair trial, all the evidence must be considered. …
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
January 22, 2020 at 12:10 AM

HAPPENING NOW: Susan Collins is helping Mitch McConnell subvert the Constitution under the cover of night.

Fair trials don’t happen in the middle of the night. John — Mitch McConnell is packing the opening arguments for the upcoming impeachment trial into marathon sessions of up to twelve hours over the next three days. We can expect these sessions to run late into the night. That's not by accid…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
January 21, 2020 at 12:40 AM

Let’s honor Dr. King’s memory today and commit ourselves to his work in the years ahead.

  Martin Luther King is one of the greatest human rights activists. We can’t abandon his vision. John — Today we celebrate the life of one of our country’s greatest human rights advocates. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his career—and ultimately gave his life—in service to a vision of equal…
  Team Ross · [email protected]
January 20, 2020 at 1:00 AM

Susan Collins won’t lift a finger to get the full picture in the impeachment trial. We deserve better.

  Susan Collins is disappointed. She’ll do just enough to protect her seat. What else is new? John — What’s happening in the Senate isn’t a trial. Mitch McConnell is doing everything in his power to rig the impeachment process for Donald Trump—and Susan Collins will go along with him, because…
  Team Ross · [email protected]
January 18, 2020 at 10:47 PM

Help meet our grassroots deadline to hold Susan Collins accountable for the rigged Senate "trial"

Susan Collins is disappointed. She’ll do just enough to protect her seat. What else is new? John — Mitch McConnell is ready to start the impeachment trial Tuesday. If he has it his way, it’s going to result in a speedy acquittal for the president, with no examination of the shocking evidenc…
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
January 18, 2020 at 1:30 AM

BREAKING NEWS: New poll names Susan Collins the most unpopular Senator in the country.

  Mainers are fed up. It’s time for a change. John — New polling confirms that Susan Collins is now officially the most unpopular Senator in the country. Mainers are fed up with Susan Collins. We deserve a Senator who will stand up for us, not Republican Party leaders. Help me unseat the mos…
  [email protected] · [email protected]
January 16, 2020 at 8:38 PM

Susan Collins won’t consider all of the evidence — why should we consider her a fair and impartial juror?

“Susan Collins throws cold water on new Lev Parnas evidence.” John — Yesterday, the House was finally able to see a new trove of evidence from Trump associate Lev Parnas — including evidence showing that Parnas and others in his orbit were tracking and threatening Ambassador Yovanovitch in …
  Ross LaJeunesse · [email protected]
January 15, 2020 at 5:06 PM

I have to live a life of truth

Read more about my story and join my campaign for U.S. Senate. John -- My name is Ross LaJeunesse, and I’m running for the United States Senate. I was born and raised in Maine, not far from where my husband Patrick and I live today. My dad drove a UPS truck, and my mom babysat neig…