Tag Archives: Susan Collins

Collins Wins Maine Senate Race, Gideon Concedes

The Portland Press Herald reports: Republican Sen. Susan Collins won Maine’s high-profile U.S. Senate race on Wednesday, defeating Democrat Sara Gideon in a contest that saw unprecedented spending as part of the national battle for control in Washington. In a speech to supporters outside of a Bangor hotel, Collins said Gideon had called her to concede the hard-fought race. Unofficial …

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Collins Warns Her Race Might Take Week To Be Called

The Hill reports: GOP Sen. Susan Collins, who is locked in a close reelection race with Democrat Sara Gideon, warned on Tuesday that it could take a week to determine who won the Maine Senate race if no candidate gets an outright majority on election night. “If neither of us gets 50 percent of the vote, then we get into …

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Collins “Grateful” For Support Of Anti-LGBT Hate Group

Susan Collins has done a fawning interview with Maine’s Christian Civic League, the group once headed by this guy: Mike Heath, a long–time anti-LGBTQ activist in Maine who now runs Helping Hands Ministries, has been a regular participant in Dave Daubenmire’s daily program. On Friday, Daubnemire turned the mic over to Heath so that he could announce his plans. “I’m …

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Flailing Susan Collins Backs Two Local QAnon Nutbags

The Mainer reports: Sen. Susan Collins is financially supporting the state legislative campaigns of two fellow Maine Republicans who fervently believe in QAnon, the perverse conspiracy theory whose adherents are considered a domestic terror threat by the FBI. In recent days, Facebook and YouTube have announced actions to curb the spread of QAnon content due to mounting fears that its …

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Trump: It’s “Not Worth The Work” To Support Collins

The Bangor Daily News reports: President Donald Trump tore into U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in a Friday tweet, saying the vulnerable Republican whose race is crucial to control of the Senate was “not worth the work” over her stance against seating a new Supreme Court justice before the Nov. 3 election. Collins is one of two Republicans who …

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Collins Is Concerned About Trump Killing Stimulus Bill

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement about stopping stimulus negotiations until after the election sent shockwaves through DC, and even concerned some Republicans. Senator Susan Collins put out a statement saying, “Waiting until after the election to reach an agreement on the next Covid-19 relief package is a huge mistake. I have already been in touch with the Secretary …

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Handicapper Moves Maine Senate Race To Leans Dem

Just in from Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball: Of 16 publicly-released polls of the race that have come out this year (as compiled by FiveThirtyEight’s database) from nonpartisan, Democratic, and Republican sources, Susan Collins has only led in a single one, a Republican internal poll conducted in mid-June. Collins led 45%-38% in that survey. A few others have shown Gideon up …

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Collins: Vacancy Should Be Filled By Election Winner

“In order for the American people to have faith in their elected officials, we must act fairly and consistently – no matter which political party is in power. “President Trump has the constitutional authority to make a nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, and I would have no objection to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s beginning the process of reviewing …

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Collins Mum Of Replacing RBG Before Election Day

The Portland Press Herald reports: Republican Sen. Susan Collins, amid the toughest reelection fight of her career, would not say today whether she would vote to confirm a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before Election Day. Maine’s other senator, independent Angus King, quickly issued a statement making clear that he does not support a nomination process before the election. …

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Sara Gideon +12 Over Susan Collins In New Maine Poll

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: Democrat Sara Gideon leads the race among likely voters for the U.S. Senate in Maine 54 – 42 percent over Republican Senator Susan Collins, who is seeking her fifth term. Eighty-nine percent of likely voters who selected a candidate in the Senate matchup say their minds are made up, and 10 percent say they might …

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Collins Is Very Concerned About Trump’s COVID Lies

CNN reports: Republican Sen. Susan Collins said President Donald Trump “should have been straightforward with the American people” about the threat from the coronavirus, during a debate Friday night in Maine for her state’s competitive Senate race. “The American people can take hard facts. And he had an obligation as President to be straightforward with them and to tell all …

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Big Banks Back Susan Collins In New TV Ads [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: The U.S. banking industry’s largest lobbying group will run television advertisements supporting the reelection of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), one of the most vulnerable incumbent Senate Republicans. The American Bankers Association (ABA) on Thursday released an ad praising Collins as “America’s most bipartisan senator,” lauding her for her role in creating the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the …

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George W. Bush Endorses Susan Collins’ Reelection Bid

The Associated Press reports: Former President George W. Bush on Friday backed Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in his first public endorsement of the 2020 election cycle. Bush has largely stayed out of the political fray since he left the White House in 2009, and his endorsement is a welcome boost for Collins, who is waging her most difficult …

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Susan Collins Sends Concerned Letter To Postmaster

The Bangor Daily News reports: Sen. Susan Collins said Thursday that efforts by the U.S. Postal Service to cut costs could backfire amid reported mail delays in Maine and across the country and reiterated support to increase funding to the embattled agency. The Maine senator, who is facing the most competitive re-election campaign of her career this year and has …

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New Quinnipiac Poll: McConnell +5 Over McGrath, Gideon +4 Over Collins, Graham Is Tied With Harrison

Politico reports: Sara Gideon narrowly leads Republican Sen. Susan Collins in Maine, according to a new survey from Quinnipiac University. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell holds a narrow edge over Democrat Amy McGrath in Kentucky and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is tied with Democrat Jaime Harrison, according to the surveys. Gideon leads Collins, 47 percent to 43 percent, with …

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Susan Collins Plants GOP Insiders In Campaign Ads

Salon reports: Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a Republican facing a tough re-election race, has run numerous ads over the last three months featuring testimonials from more than 20 people who were presented as ordinary Mainers — but in fact had close ties to the state’s Republican Party or to Collins herself. While such deception is not obviously illegal, it’s …

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New Maine Poll: Joe Biden +12, Sara Gideon +5

The Bangor Daily News reports: Democrats are leading in each of Maine’s three biggest races, according to a new poll, with House Speaker Sara Gideon, 2nd District Rep. Jared Golden and former Vice President Joe Biden holding leads with a little over three months until Election Day. The poll had Gideon with 44 percent of the vote compared to 39 …

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HRC Endorses Susan Collins’ Opponent For First Time

The Washington Post reports: The Human Rights Campaign, the country’s largest LGBTQ rights advocacy organization, is opposing Sen. Susan Collins’s reelection bid in Maine and endorsing her Democratic opponent, Sara Gideon. It’s the first time that the HRC has opposed Collins, a key Republican vote on LGBTQ rights, for reelection. The endorsement comes a day after Gideon, speaker of the …

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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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