Maine candidate picks guillotine as logo for campaign shirts

February 16, 2020 GMT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine candidate for the U.S. Senate has a picked a guillotine as a logo for campaign merchandise, saying it’s aimed at being a sign of revolution by lower and middle classes and is not meant to be taken literally.

Bre Kidman, an attorney who’s running for the seat held by Republican Sen. Susan Collins, said the logo is a symbol of the need for a revolution to remove big money from politics, the Portland Press Herald reported.

“The guillotine is an image which calls to mind what people have done for revolution before,” said Kidman, a Democrat, who faces at least four other candidates in the primary on March 3.


The idea grew out of frustration with large amounts of money in politics, the candidate said.

T-shirts and buttons with the new logo will be given away, instead of sold, to people who want to talk about the campaign ideas with fellow residents.