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MAINE: Collins Challenger +4 In New US Senate Poll

The Bangor Daily News reports: A poll released Monday showed House Speaker Sara Gideon with a narrow lead over Sen. Susan Collins, with the Democrat receiving 46 percent support compared with 42 percent for the Republican incumbent. Both the primary and the general election will be decided by ranked-choice voting. Several independents, including former Green candidate Lisa Savage and conservative …

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Susan Collins Very Concerned About Trump’s Abuses

“The president should help to heal the racial divisions in this country. It is at times like this that a president needs to speak to the nation, to pledge to right wrongs, and to calm inflamed passions. “It was painful to watch peaceful protestors be subjected to tear gas in order for the President to go across the street to …

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MAINE: Collins Challenger Sara Gideon +9 In New Poll

Forbes reports: New polls show Senate control slipping further away from the GOP, as incumbent Republican Senators in swing states trail their Democratic opponents badly and Republican-controlled seats in deep red states look increasingly competitive. Democrats need a net gain of four Senate seats, or three and the vice presidency, to attain a majority in the upper chamber. One big …

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Trump Targets Susan Collins In Whistleblower Rant

The Washington Post reports: After former top vaccine official Rick Bright maintained Sunday that the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been slow and chaotic, President Trump responded in a late-night tweetstorm, saying that whistleblowers like Bright are “causing great injustice and harm” to the nation. In an interview with “60 Minutes,” Bright, the former director of the …

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Collins Very Concerned About Latest Watchdog Firing

Cox Media reports: Republican Sen. Mitt Romney on Saturday denounced President Donald Trump’s firings of internal government oversight officials, calling it a “threat to accountable democracy.” Romney’s comments came in response to Trump’s Friday firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick — the latest in a series of dismissals of independent government watchdogs that have come in the wake …

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Sara Gideon Outraises Susan Collins In Senate Bid

The Bangor Daily News reports: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon raised $7.1 million during the first quarter of 2020, surpassing Republican Sen. Susan Collins after the incumbent had already set a record for the most fundraising during a Maine campaign. Gideon’s fundraising during that period — which nearly equaled what she had raised during the entirety of 2019 — …

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So Concerned: Approval Rating Drops For Susan Collins

The Bangor Daily News reports: Gov. Janet Mills saw a significant approval bump from last fall in a poll released Monday that showed Mainers are more likely to trust the state government to respond to the coronavirus outbreak than the federal government. The Democratic governor had a 60 percent approval rating in the poll conducted by Critical Insights in March, …

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Collins Very Concerned About Firing Of Intel Official

Fox News reports: Democrats on Friday reacted furiously to President Trump’s decision to fire the intelligence community inspector general who informed Congress about the Ukraine whistleblower complaint. “Trump’s dead of night decision to fire ICIG Michael Atkinson is another blatant attempt to gut the independence of the Intelligence Community and retaliate against those who dare to expose presidential wrongdoing,” said …

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Collins Praises Trump For “Deferring To The Experts”

“First let me say that I was among many who advised the president to listen more closely to the excellent medical advisers that he has like Dr. Fauci and like Dr. Deborah Birx, and he has been doing that lately. “And I think his daily press briefings have been far more helpful to the American people and that he has …

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POLL: Challengers Lead 4 Vulnerable GOP Senators

Just in from Public Policy Polling: New PPP polls find Sara Gideon leading Susan Collins 47-43 in the Maine Senate race and Mark Kelly leading Martha McSally 47-42 in the Arizona Senate race. Additionally a PPP poll for a private client last week found Cal Cunningham leading Thom Tillis 46-41 in the North Carolina Senate race, and when PPP last …

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Collins Very Concerned About Trump/Stone Meddling

USA Today reports: Several Republican lawmakers expressed concern Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s comments on the prison sentencing of longtime ally Roger Stone, an issue that prompted swift calls for investigations by Democrats and criticism that the president was interfering in a criminal investigation. “I don’t think he should be commenting on cases in the system,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, …

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Collins Warns Against Retribution For Trump’s Critics

The Portland Press-Herald reports: U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, appearing in Maine for the first time since her vote not to impeach President Trump, said Friday that she disapproves of retribution against anyone who came forward with evidence during the process. Trump is expected to fire Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council aide who testified against him during the …

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Collins Takes Back Claim Trump “Learned His Lesson”

The Huffington Post reports: Hindsight is 20/20 for Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). Collins said Tuesday that she would vote to acquit President Donald Trump and that he had learned a lesson from the Ukraine scandal and his impeachment. However, that doesn’t appear to be the case. When Trump was asked to comment on Collins’ assertion, he once again declared he’d …

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Collins: Trump’s Behavior Is Flawed And I’ll Acquit Him

Fox News reports: Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a key swing vote in President Trump’s impeachment trial, announced Tuesday she would vote to acquit on both articles of impeachment — noting that Democrats’ “abuse of power” charge “did not even attempt” to allege that Trump had committed a crime, and instead constituted a “difficult-to-define, non-criminal act.” Even as she criticized …

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Collins Campaign Eyed For Huge Mystery Donation

The Daily Beast reports: A mysterious Hawaii company may have illegally funneled a six-figure contribution to a political group boosting an embattled Republican Senator 5,000 miles away, an ethics watchdog alleged on Monday. The company, Society of Young Women Scientist and Engineers LLC, was formed in late November, according to corporate records in Hawaii. Just over a month later, on …

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Collins Passes McConnell As “Most Disliked” Senator

USA Today reports: Republican Sen. Susan Collins has surpassed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the most unpopular U.S. Senator, according to a new tracking poll. The Maine Senator’s net approval rating has dropped 10 points since the end of September, leaving her with a 52 percent disapproval rating, a quarterly Morning Consult tracking poll found. The poll comes as …

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Sen. Susan Collins “Likely” To Support Trial Witnesses

Via press release from GOP Sen. Susan Collins: There has been a lot of mischaracterization and misunderstanding about my position on the process the Senate should follow for the impeachment trial. Rather than have my position relayed through the interpretation of others, I wanted to state it directly: From the outset, I have said that we should follow the model …

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Collins: I’m Working To Allow Senate Trial Witnesses

The Bangor Daily News reports: Sen. Susan Collins of Maine told reporters on Friday that she is working with a “fairly small group” of fellow Republican senators toward a goal of ensuring witnesses can be called in the chamber’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. The Maine senator has said she’s open to calling witnesses during the trial, while other …

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Collins Takes Trial Impartiality Oath “Very Seriously”

NBC News reports: Sen. Susan Collins, a moderate Republican who faces a tough re-election battle next year, said in a radio interview on Monday that it was “inappropriate” for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to say he was working in “total coordination” with the White House and she excoriated Democrats for prejudging the process. “It is inappropriate, in my judgment, for …

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Trump “100%” Backs Reelection Of Sen. Susan Collins

The Portland Press Herald reports: Denouncing him for mocking the vulnerable and attacking “ethnic and religious minorities,” in 2016 Susan Collins wrote in House Speaker Paul Ryan instead, a choice that didn’t even register in the final results since the Wisconsin Republicans hadn’t registered as any sort of candidate in Maine. But it appears that Trump, unusually for him, isn’t …

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