Gearing up for midterm elections, candidates jostle to be most anti-NSA

Shenna Bellows, a Democrat, is running for US Senate from Maine.

This year is a midterm election year, with all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 (of 100) seats in the US Senate up for grabs. (Not to mention, there’s a slew of other state and local elections.) And this year, according to Politico, individuals on both the political left and libertarian right are attempting to position themselves as the pro-privacy, anti-National Security Agency candidates.

In Maine, Shenna Bellows, the former head of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, is facing off against incumbent Republican Senator Susan Collins. Bellow told Politico that she’s hitching her candidacy to her position on surveillance.

“Constitutional freedoms is how I win the race,” Bellows said. “I think the erosion of constitutional freedoms exemplifies how Washington has become out of touch with some of the values that we share as communities.”

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