Breaking News: Centrist Project Voice Endorses Susan Collins of Maine

July 9, 2014

The Centrist Project Voice Endorses Susan Collins for U.S. Senate from Maine

Candidate Decries Partisanship and Focuses on Core Issues of Broad Importance to Americans

Washington, DC — The Centrist Project Voice, the nation’s first political action committee supporting candidates ready to set aside partisan politics and focus on the core issues of critical importance to all Americans, today announced that it has endorsed U.S. Senator Susan Collins of Maine in her reelection campaign. 

"The Centrist Project Voice is pleased to be able to support Senator Susan Collins in her bid to continue to serve the people of Maine and the United States by focusing on the critical and mainstream issues that face our country," said Centrist Project Founder Charles Wheelan, a senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College and the bestselling author of Naked Economics. "She embodies the Centrist Principles, (fiscal responsibility, environmental stewardship, social tolerance, economic opportunity and a pragmatic approach to solving core policy challenges) as being the bedrock for how to approach public policy matters in order to break the partisan deadlock that grips Congress and move America forward." 

“For nearly two decades in the Senate, Susan Collins has worked to promote compromise and achieve pragmatic solutions to our nation’s challenges. She is always at the center of good policies that get our government working again for the people of this nation,” Wheelan said.

The Centrist Project Voice is designed to empower the neglected but growing political middle by channeling the support of centrist Americans from across the country to a handful of key U.S. Senate candidates.  With control of the Senate up for grabs in 2014, the election of but a few pragmatic moderates who band together as a coalition would have a disproportionate impact on the chamber as a whole.

If reelected, Senator Collins would play a crucial role as a bridge builder in the Senate, making her a catalyst for addressing the central public policy challenges facing our country and particularly powerful as a representative of the people of Maine.

First elected in 1996, Maine Senator Susan Collins is serving her third term in the United States Senate. Known for her work in facilitating bipartisan compromise, Senator Collins is a key leader in the U.S. Congress.  She is respected by colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Her record demonstrates significant legislative accomplishments in such critical areas as homeland security, national defense, disaster response, education, business development, and health care. She helped lead the successful repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, helped repeal a $50 billion tax break from the tobacco industry, and worked on a major overhaul of our nation’s intelligence community to make us safer from terrorism. She is a tireless advocate for education and a champion for small business.

For more information about the candidates The Centrist Project Voice endorses and to support their campaigns visit  Visit The Centrist Project at for updates on our progress to end gridlock in Washington and to join the effort.



The Centrist Project Voice is a separate segregated fund (SSF) of The Centrist Project. It is the first PAC to promote centrist candidates regardless of party affiliation.  The Centrist Project is a 501(c)4 membership organization focused breaking the gridlock in Washington by changing political incentives and helping elect responsible leaders. Its Centrist Principles include fiscal responsibility, environmental stewardship, social tolerance, economic opportunity and a pragmatic approach to solving policy challenges. More information about the Centrist Project Voice is available at More information about The Centrist Project is available at


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CORRECTION: This release has been updated to correct an earlier version that mistakenly indicated Senator Collins' support for the Affordable Care Act, which in fact she voted against. We regret the error.


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