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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Wednesday she will seek re-election, in a communication before the Senate expected trial of President Trump.
Collins has maintained she is ready to have an open mind, if you the article of impeachment against the President. The center-leaning senator famously gave a last minute speech in support of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme court in the last year before the Senate’s narrow vote to confirm the justice.
Although they are not weighed in public, whether or not they would make a decision for or against the removal of the President, Collins again and again, the whistleblower whose allegations of misconduct on the part of trump are of Central importance for the investigation of the President has defended the abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
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The last remaining New England Republicans in Congress, Collins has historically presented itself as a moderate politician, against party-line positions on issues such as abortion and challenging Trump policy, such as the construction of a wall on the southern border between the U.S. and Mexico, and the withdrawal of troops from Syria.
In November of this year. 6, 2019, file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is surrounded by reporters as she heads to the vote at the Capitol in Washington. Collins officially her bid for re-election Wednesday, Dec. 18, the device tax, and held tightly watched the fight for the seat, the moderate Republican from Maine, for nearly 24 years. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
Collins, opponents of the left have slammed her for the support of Kavanaugh for the Supreme court, in spite of a variety of sexual misconduct allegations against him, as well as advocating for the GOP tax cut.
“The fundamental question I had to ask myself, in my decision was: In today’s polarized political environment, it is still a role for a centrist, believes in getting things done through compromise, collegiality, and bipartisanship?” Collins said in an E-Mail according to reports from NPR. “I have found that the answer to this question is ‘Yes’, and I will seek, therefore, to the honor of serving, still, as Maine United States senator.”
Four Democrats vying for the party nomination to face the 67-year-old senator, belong to activist Betsy Sweet, attorney at law, Bre Kidman, Ex-Google executive Ross LaJeunesse, and Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, who is backed by the democratic Senate campaign Committee.
Collins has worn, $8.6 million for her re-election, the largest haul of all the political candidates in Maine’s history.
The expensive race is expected to be 80 million to $cost somewhere between $100 million before the year 2020 the elections, so that it has the most expensive execution of the state has ever seen.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.