I made the decision to run for U.S. Senate after a lot of thought and many conversations with my husband, Patrick, our family and friends. I knew it would be crucial to have the support of the people most important to us, and the reality is that no candidate ever runs alone. There are campaign staff, volunteers, supporters, and of course family and friends every step of the way.

I’m so thankful to my husband Patrick for being by my side during this campaign.

I am thankful for the love and unwavering support that Patrick and I have received from our parents, our siblings, aunts and uncles and cousins, and especially my two nieces, Eleanor…


I’ll be sharing a series of essays over the next few weeks on the leaders who mentored me. Stay tuned to this page, and please stay safe.

Senator Mitchell and me, 1994.

I’m proud that Senator George Mitchell was one of my first bosses. I was an aide in his Senate Leadership office right after I finished college and was 22 years old when I started working for him.

Twenty-eight years later, lessons I learned from him have guided me throughout my career and continue to guide me in my campaign for U.S. Senate.

For a kid from Arundel, working for Senator Mitchell was a…


This is a deepfake: without regulation of big tech, telling fact from fiction will become impossible.

I decided to speak openly about my career at Google because the story is bigger than my own experience. And it’s bigger than Google.

The role of tech companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter in our daily lives — from how we run our elections, to how we share news, to how we entertain our children — is far too great to leave in the hands of executives who are motivated by corporate profits and stock prices.

American tech companies are confronting profound…


The company’s motto used to be “Don’t be evil.” Things have changed.

Ross LaJeunesse, Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Maine.

When I walked out the door on my last day as Google’s Head of International Relations, I couldn’t help but think of my first day at the company. I had exchanged a wood-paneled office, a suit and tie, and the job of wrestling California’s bureaucracy as Governor Schwarzenegger’s deputy chief of staff for a laptop, jeans, and a promise that I’d be making the world better and more equal, under the simple but powerful guidance “Don’t be evil.”

I joined Google in 2008, when those words still mattered…


Dear Senator King,

The impeachment of President Trump yesterday, December 18th, moves this grave matter to the United States Senate, where Senator McConnell and other Republicans have already made clear that they will simply act as proxies for the President’s legal and political team, rejecting their Constitutional responsibilities.

I am writing as one of your constituents, to call on you to stand up for the Constitution and insist on three things: the release of all evidence surrounding the charges against the President; that all senators act in a fair and impartial manner; and that key witnesses who can speak to…


Dear Senator Collins,

The impeachment of President Trump yesterday, December 18th, moves this grave matter to the United States Senate, where Senator McConnell and other Republicans have already made clear that they will simply act as proxies for the President’s legal and political team, rejecting their Constitutional responsibilities.

I am writing as one of your constituents, to call on you to stand up for the Constitution and insist on three things: the release of all evidence surrounding the charges against the President; that all senators act in a fair and impartial manner; and that key witnesses who can speak to…


Ross LaJeunesse is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate to represent his home state of Maine. Read his campaign launch speech below.

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Good afternoon, everyone! I’m Ross LaJeunesse and I want to thank you so much for coming out to join me today.

Behind us are the mills where my grandparents worked for many years. They came here to Biddeford as immigrants from Quebec. Like all immigrants, they were looking for a better life. They worked long hours, and they and thousands like them helped build this city and this state. They did all this knowing that the true beneficiaries of their work and sacrifice would be their kids and grandkids — not themselves.

Nearby…

Ross LaJeunesse

Husband to Patrick. Biddeford native. Human rights advocate. Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Maine.

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