Snowe was gong to have a primary against a very strong tea party candidate (Scott D”Amboise).
Snowe expected Summers to endorse her prior to the primary. He indicated he would not.
She then chose to not run for re-election. Charlie was the first of 5 to file papers for the primary.
As a result a lot of old money in the state stayed away, Snowe did not endorse him even after the primary.
Nobody I know has come forth to challenge Collins yet.
The talk in Republican circles is geared at getting Gov Lepage re-elected. There is an undercurrrent of discontent with Collins voting record.
As we have seen with the King, Cutler, Snowe events in the recent past, things here in Maine can change overnight.
Ok. Then I was confusing Summers with the guy who said he’d challenger her. I thought they were one and the same.
I didn’t know she didn’t endorse the republican but I’m not surprised. It may have just been tit for tat in her case but moderate republicans tend to be vengeful. Specter hated DeMint for endorsing Toomey. Chafee was glad the democrats won. Jeffords became an independent. Crist and Specter became democrats. Scozzafava endorsed the democrat. And on and on. That’s why these people need to be removed from power or be kept out of power. They are democrat handmaidens if not democrats in reality (Specter, Chafee, Crist and Scozzafava).