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United States Republican Senator from Maine

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Susan Collins: United States Republican Senator from Maine
Susan Margaret Collins is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator for Maine. A Republican, she has represented Maine in the Senate since 1997.

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Senator Susan Collins Wins Re-election in Maine [Video]

Senator Susan Collins Wins Re-election in Maine

According to The Associated Press, Collins secured the win with 51 percent of the vote.

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Republicans on track to keep U.S. Senate majority [Video]

Republicans on track to keep U.S. Senate majority

[NFA] Republicans appeared poised to retain control of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, after Senator Susan Collins defied political odds to win re-election in Maine and other Republican incumbents led..

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Sen. Collins: 'I will serve you with all my heart' [Video]

Sen. Collins: 'I will serve you with all my heart'

Republican Senator Susan Collins, an independent-minded moderate, won a surprise re-election victory in Maine on Wednesday, strengthening her party's chances of retaining control of the U.S. Senate.

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U.S. Senate seats flip in competitive races [Video]

U.S. Senate seats flip in competitive races

Democrats and Republicans battled for control of the U.S. Senate in half a dozen closely fought races on Wednesday. Bryan Wood reports.

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Susan Collins Crushes Sara Gideon In Re-Election Bid [Video]

Susan Collins Crushes Sara Gideon In Re-Election Bid

Susan Collins was considered one of the most vulnerable senators up for election this year. The Democratic Party put a target on her Maine senate seat in 2018 when she voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh..

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Republicans blast debate as 'a brawl', 'embarrassment' [Video]

Republicans blast debate as 'a brawl', 'embarrassment'

Republican U.S. Senators including Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, John Cornyn and Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted Tuesday night's presidential debate and denounced President Trump for not condemning..

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The Democrats Went All Out Against Susan Collins. Rural Maine Grimaced.

The $180 million Senate contest, a political scientist said, “was like being a local in Woodstock in 1969: When it first started, it was exciting and fun, but by the end, it was muddy and dirty.”
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Gary Peters holds on to his Senate seat in Michigan, as Susan Collins is re-elected in Maine.


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Senator Susan Collins wins reelection in Maine

Democrat Sara Gideon's loss is a blow to the Democrats, who now have little chance of claiming a majority in the Senate.
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Sen. Collins thanks supporters as Gideon concedes

Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has won the hardest-fought race of her career, turning back a challenge by Democrat Sara Gideon and surviving to serve a fifth term. (Nov. 4)  
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Senator Susan Collins of Maine is re-elected, further dimming Democratic hopes of Senate control.


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Susan Collins Wins in Maine, Denying Democrats a Crucial Senate Pickup

After the most difficult race of her career, Senator Susan Collins held onto her seat, dealing Democrats a major setback in their push to capture the Senate majority.
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Sen. Collins addresses supporters ahead of results

The most expensive political race in Maine history drew to a close Tuesday as voters chose whether to reelect Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins to a fifth term or to oust her in favor of Democratic..
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Voting System in Maine Threatens Collins in Final Days of Close Senate Race

The state’s new ranked-choice system could prove dangerous for Senator Susan Collins, who is running for a fifth term against Sara Gideon, a Democrat.
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Woman Who Mailed Threat to Susan Collins Gets 30 Months in Prison

Suzanne Muscara, 38, sent a threatening letter to the senator’s home in 2018 after becoming upset with her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice, the authorities said.
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In final debate with Sara Gideon, Susan Collins again says she thinks Roe v. Wade is safe.


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GOP Sen. Murkowski still thinks Supreme Court seat should wait, but will vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett

Murkowski's decision means Sen. Susan Collins will likely be the only Senate Republican to vote against Barrett's nomination on Monday.
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Susan Collins hasn’t changed much, but Maine has.


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Maine race key to flipping control of U.S. Senate

Sara Gideon was leading a local town council less than a decade ago, but the Democrat is tapping anger with President Donald Trump and Sen. Susan Collin's vote for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh..
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After Susan Collins again says she won’t back Judge Barrett, Trump lashes out.


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Senators ask Trump to end blanket closure of U.S.-Canada border

"We believe that border restrictions should reflect the actual, localized risk on both sides of the border," wrote Senators Susan Collins
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Sara Gideon Is Running Strong Against Susan Collins in Maine

Her opponent, Sara Gideon, is running on her record in the state — but does it matter in a year when all politics is national?
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Maine Senator Susan Collins in hotly contested race

Maine Senator Susan Collins faces a tough battle to keep her seat. The Republican incumbent is seeking a fifth term, but recent polls show support for her is slipping. Portland Press Herald reporter..
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Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins oppose vote on Ruth Bader Ginsburg replacement before election

Murkowski joins Sen. Collins of Maine as the only two Senate Republicans to explicitly reject the idea of voting on a nominee before the election.
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Murkowski opposes filling Supreme Court seat before the election

Murkowski is the second Republican, behind Senator Susan Collins of Maine, to voice opposition to filling the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat before the November election.
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Susan Collins says she opposes holding a vote on a replacement for Ginsburg before the election.


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G.O.P. senators are struggling in key states, a Times poll found.

A New York Times/Siena College survey showed Joe Biden leading President Trump by wide margins in Maine and Arizona, and effectively tied in North Carolina. Susan Collins trailed her Democratic rival..
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Polls: Coronavirus Pulls Down Trump and GOP Senators Suffer

A New York Times/Siena College survey showed Joe Biden leading President Trump by wide margins in Maine and Arizona, and effectively tied in North Carolina. Susan Collins trailed her Democratic rival..
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'The political challenge of her life': Maine Sen. Susan Collins trailing in bid for 5th term, polls find

"Senator Collins faces the political challenge of her life," said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.
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Why Trump's Republican Senate enablers must be ousted this fall: Former NH GOP chair

The Lincoln Project is dedicated to the electoral defeat of Trump and Trumpism. Susan Collins won't be the only Senate Republican in our ads.
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Maine Dem. Gideon wins primary, will face Collins

Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon has beaten two Democrats for the right to challenge U.S. Sen. Susan Collins this fall. (July 15)  
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Sara Gideon Wins Nomination to Challenge Susan Collins in Maine

Ms. Gideon, backed by the Senate Democratic campaign arm and outside political groups, had long been the favorite to challenge Senator Collins, the sole remaining New England Republican in Congress.
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Sessions Pays the Price for Incurring Trump’s Wrath, Losing Alabama Senate Race

In Maine, Sara Gideon was facing limited competition for the Democratic primary and the chance to face Susan Collins in a race that has become the priciest Senate campaign in the state’s history.
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What Time Do Polls Close in Alabama, Maine and Texas?

Jeff Sessions is fighting for his political life in an Alabama race that will signal the strength of President Trump’s hold on his base. And in Maine, the spotlight is on which Democrat will face..
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Supreme Court Elevates Abortion in Senate Campaigns

The court’s rejection of a restrictive Louisiana abortion law, and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s dissent, may create new challenges for Susan Collins and other Republican senators up for..
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'A threat to accountable democracy': Some Republicans object to Trump dismissal of federal watchdog

"The President has not provided the kind of justification for the removal of IG Linick required by this law," said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.
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Sen. Susan Collins says Trump's public statements on the coronavirus outbreak have been 'very uneven'

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, faces a tough reelection battle in the fall and has criticized Trump on a number of occasions.
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GOP sens. draft $300B plan for small businesses

Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Susan Collins of Maine unveiled a draft bill that would provide $300 billion in help for small businesses, including loans that would attempt to help them..
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Phone calls flood senators’ offices.

Asked about call volume, the office of Senator Susan Collins, said that about one in every 25 calls was targeted, profane or threatening.
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GOP Sens Collins, Romney want witnesses in Trump Senate trial, but additional testimony remains uncertain

Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Mitt Romney said they want witnesses at the Senate trial of President Donald Trump, but decision remains uncertain.
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Susan Collins says she’ll vote in favor of witnesses.

Democrats would need four Republicans to side with them on Friday to demand new witnesses and documents.
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Even Senators keep their eyes on the moderates during the question periods.

The three Republicans seen as most likely to vote for witnesses are Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney.
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Susan Collins submits first question of the trial on behalf of centrist Republicans.

She was joined by Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney.
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Romney called 2016 a time for choosing on Trump. What choice will senators make now?

Sens. Romney, Portman and Burr, Susan Collins, Lamar Alexander and others, it is time for choosing. Which path will you choose for history to record?
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Republican Collins says Bolton report strengthens case for impeachment trial witnesses

Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins said on Monday the case for calling witnesses in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial had been strengthened by a New York Times report on a book..
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Sen. Susan Collins wrote note to Chief Justice Roberts prior to his admonishing of Senators

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she was "stunned" by remarks given by House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler at the start of the trial
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A courtroom artist illustrates 2 senators at work.

Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska appeared to be closely following the arguments.
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Impeachment Trial Puts Susan Collins, Stung by Kavanaugh Backlash, Under Scrutiny

The four-term Maine senator, who crossed party lines to vote against President Clinton’s impeachment, must now decide whether to break with President Trump.
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Susan Collins surpasses Mitch McConnell as the most unpopular senator in a new 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
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Susan Collins credits herself and three colleagues for securing a vote on witnesses.

The Maine Republican confirmed the rules will allow a vote on whether to call witnesses.
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3 Republicans Are Open to Impeachment Witnesses, but Democrats Need a 4th

Senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney seem open to witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial. With one more Republican, Democrats could commandeer the proceedings.
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Sen. Susan Collins: 'It is inappropriate' for Mitch McConnell, Democrats for prejudge impeachment trial

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said that senators on both sides of the aisle were wrong to predetermine the outcome of the Senate impeachment trial.
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2nd Senate Republican Questions Impartiality of Impeachment Trial

Senator Susan Collins of Maine joined Lisa Murkowski in raising concerns over her leaders’ approach, and said she would be “open” to calling witnesses.
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Senator Susan Collins of Maine Announces Bid for Re-election

The campaign, formally announced on the day President Trump is expected to be impeached, will most likely be her most expensive and challenging.
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Sen. Susan Collins asks President Trump: turn over any evidence of wiretaps to Intel Committees

Republican Senator on the Intelligence Committee, Susan Collins says, "it would be more helpful" if President Donald Trump turned over any evidence he had of wiretaps to Congressional Intelligence..
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Full Interview: Susan Collins, March 5

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine sits down with Face the Nation Host John Dickerson to discuss President Trump's wiretap accusations, the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into Russia and..
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