The Portland Press Herald reports:
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, will endorse former Republican Gov. Paul LePage Wednesday in a pre-recorded video as LePage kicks off his campaign to challenge Democratic Gov. Janet Mills in 2022.
Collins, who is serving her fifth consecutive term in the Senate, won reelection in 2020 with 51 percent of vote.
“As Maine recovers from the pandemic, Paul is the best candidate to grow our economy,” Collins says in the minute long video, which was released exclusively to the Press Herald on Wednesday afternoon.
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This is unlikely to spur anyone who supported or disliked either of them to change their minds, but Sen. Collins felt compelled to endorse the former governor, who once told her she was ‘done in Maine.’https://t.co/cvGdDLhP2d
— Katherine Lee (@katherine_lee1) September 22, 2021
The former governor known for his racist comments once called himself “Baby Trump.” https://t.co/Pfn8XGX7fy
— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) September 22, 2021
#BREAKING Sen. Susan Collins has endorsed Paul LePage for Governor via video message. During her speech, there were a number of boos heard from the crowd, but some folks did cheer at the end @newscentermaine pic.twitter.com/mmnj7fBoPI
— Sean Stackhouse (@StackhouseNCME) September 22, 2021
PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: Paul LePage declares that Democrats “get most of their money from Jews.” LePage claims that if the Electoral College is abolished, “white people will no longer have a voice.” LePage exposed for charging Maine for dozens of nights and lavish meals at Trump’s DC hotel. LePage certifies “stolen election” won by US House Democrat. LePage vetoes ban on ex-gay torture, winning praise from Tony Perkins. LePage says taking down Confederate statues is like taking down 9/11 memorials. LePage says he lies during interviews “just to troll the vile press.” LePage says people of color are the enemy and “you shoot at the enemy.” LePage calls Democratic state rep a “socialist cocksucker” via voice mail.