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Sen. Collins acknowledges her PAC donated to pro-QAnon Maine candidates
Senator Susan Collins is acknowledging that her political action committee, "Dirigo PAC" has donated money to a pair of northern Maine candidates for the state legislature who believe in QAnon. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Senator Susan Collins is acknowledging that her political action committee, "Dirigo PAC" has donated money to a pair of northern Maine candidates for the state legislature who believe in QAnon.

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QAnon is a conspiracy theory that says that President Donald Trump is waging a secret war against Satan-worshipping pedophiles across the government, businesses and the media.

Kevin Bushey and Brian Redmond each received $400 from the Dirigo PAC.

Both have posted on social media at length about the conspiracy theory.

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A spokesperson for the Collins campaign denounces QAnon and says, "Dirigo PAC makes contributions at the state level based on the recommendation of the Maine Republican Caucus. It was not aware of the activities of these individuals at the time these two donations were made. Dirigo PAC will likely reconsider its vetting process in the future. "

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