Sen. Susan Collins is supposed to represent the people of Maine rather than large corporations. Why, then, did she vote against a 2012 bill that would require corporations to disclose how they funded political ads?

When asked, she said it was because the bill did not also make unions disclose what they spent. However, the League of Women Voters sent me the text of the bill, and I saw that it did include unions.

Last year I took a petition with more than 50 names to Sen. Collins’ office. It was a polite petition asking that she support disclosure and a constitutional amendment that would allow Congress to regulate campaign funding. I never heard back from her or her aide. Needless to say, I was disappointed.

I don’t think that it is in our interest to vote for her (unless one has a lot of money).

Joseph de Rivera