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Longtime bachelorette Sen. Collins engaged (to a lobbyist)
The Hill ^ | February 3, 2012 | Judy Kurtz

Posted on 02/03/2012 12:58:23 PM PST by Zakeet

Wedding bells will soon be ringing for Sen. Susan Collins.

The Maine Republican is engaged to Thomas Daffron, 73, the chief operating officer for the D.C.-based Jefferson Consulting Group.

According to the consulting group’s website, Daffron served as chief of staff to former Sens. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) and William Cohen (R-Maine). He was also a speechwriter for the late Sen. Charles Percy (R-Ill.), a campaign manager for former GOP presidential candidate Elizabeth Dole, and a consultant during all three of Collins’ Senate campaigns.

Collins, 59, has never been married.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonscene.thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: 112th; collins; maine; marriage; me2012; wedding
They hope to tie the knot this summer after they locate a suitable location for their honeymoon.
1 posted on 02/03/2012 12:58:28 PM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

a consultant during all three of Collins’ Senate campaigns.

he grew on her like moss on a rock


2 posted on 02/03/2012 1:00:37 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Zakeet

I hope they will be very happy. I wish everyone could experience the joy of marriage in their lives.


3 posted on 02/03/2012 1:08:56 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Zakeet

Speechwriter...I hope he’s a speech therapist, too.


4 posted on 02/03/2012 1:09:46 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: Zakeet


5 posted on 02/03/2012 1:11:05 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Zakeet

Reminds me of a joke ... only remember the punch line.

Okay, cut ‘er loose.


6 posted on 02/03/2012 1:12:41 PM PST by maggief
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To: Zakeet

Soon she will be changing diapers, his diapers.


7 posted on 02/03/2012 1:14:56 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Zakeet

To a man? I’m shocked.


8 posted on 02/03/2012 1:16:39 PM PST by Leroy S. Mort
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To: forgotten man

Wonder if he knows Bob Dole’s phone number?


9 posted on 02/03/2012 1:17:39 PM PST by donozark (It's hard to afford a psychiatrist when you work at a gas station.)
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To: forgotten man
The couple is registered with


10 posted on 02/03/2012 1:19:53 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Zakeet

Well, in lobbyist terms, that’s called “Taking a Big One for the Team.”


11 posted on 02/03/2012 1:20:10 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: bigbob

We have a winner, ladeez and gennamun!


12 posted on 02/03/2012 1:22:54 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: forgotten man

When I saw the headline, my first thought was what is her name.


13 posted on 02/03/2012 1:24:30 PM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Zakeet

I always thought the two Maine RINO senators swung the other way.


14 posted on 02/03/2012 1:27:08 PM PST by THE_RAIDER (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing their idiot.)
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To: THE_RAIDER

Maybe this just furthers the notion that sexual orientation is a choice. She might be changing her mind.


15 posted on 02/03/2012 1:31:32 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Zakeet

The term in normal English is “spinster,” not some TV cutesy newspeak.

William Flax


16 posted on 02/03/2012 1:35:41 PM PST by Ohioan
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To: Zakeet

The happy couple will wed at the grooms alma mater, “The Helen Keller School”.


17 posted on 02/03/2012 1:54:59 PM PST by albie
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To: Zakeet

Somewhewe hunting wabbits. She’s turning in her flannel for lace?


18 posted on 02/03/2012 1:57:30 PM PST by steve8714
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To: Ohioan

“The Maine Republican is engaged to Thomas Daffron, 73”

He must have cataracts...thats the only way. -or-

Maybe he was dating Helen Thomas and this is an upgrade?


19 posted on 02/03/2012 1:57:43 PM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: Ohioan

Spinster? How about shrew?


20 posted on 02/03/2012 1:58:22 PM PST by izzatzo (All in for Newt.)
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To: Zakeet

Well at least she can’t reproduce.


21 posted on 02/03/2012 2:02:03 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: BubbaJunebug; albie

How old are you people? 12?

What on earth do looks have to do with anything?

Grow up !


22 posted on 02/03/2012 2:04:21 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Mears

“How old are you people? 12?

What on earth do looks have to do with anything?

Grow up !”

Apparently with him....nothing...nor does he mind someone who talks like they have a mouthful of Maine Blueberries

Also...I have no intentions of ever growing up...growing old yes...growing up...no.


23 posted on 02/03/2012 2:12:41 PM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: Zakeet

Nuff said!!!

24 posted on 02/03/2012 2:14:14 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: Zakeet

Senator Collins seems like a very decent person. Maine and the rest of the United States are lucky she is in the senate, because the alternative is a liberal democRAT. Here is wishing the best for Senator Collins and her new husband.


25 posted on 02/03/2012 2:16:45 PM PST by Sam Clements
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To: Mears

“How old are you people? 12?”

...no. I just have an incredible distaste for beat old bag Rino’s, so I don’t care if she’s a SI model. If this Mainiac had a lick of common sense and/or patriotism I wouldn’t feel the urge to act like a 12 year old.


26 posted on 02/03/2012 2:18:07 PM PST by albie
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To: BubbaJunebug

Maybe he was dating Helen Thomas and this is an upgrade?


Now that is funny. Worth repeating too.


27 posted on 02/03/2012 2:22:02 PM PST by bytesmith
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To: bytesmith

She’ll probably have Madonna sing Like a Virgin at the wedding


28 posted on 02/03/2012 2:25:00 PM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: Sam Clements
Maine and the rest of the United States are lucky she is in the senate, because the alternative is a liberal democRAT

Surely thou jest! There is nothing conservative about Collins.

29 posted on 02/03/2012 2:26:51 PM PST by suijuris
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To: Zakeet

What’s Daffron look like?


30 posted on 02/03/2012 2:58:49 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Zakeet

Congratulations and Happy Valentine’s Day to the happy couple.


31 posted on 02/03/2012 3:12:06 PM PST by La Enchiladita ("I'm not angry at all!!")
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To: suijuris
Surely thou jest! There is nothing conservative about Collins.

You're a moron.

The two Maine Democrat congressmen have ACU ratings of 14% and 0% Collins is around 51% lifetime average but 64% for 2010.

32 posted on 02/03/2012 4:24:00 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: Zakeet

We give the Maine twins a lot of crap on this site for being RINOs (some of it well-deserved), but the bottom line is that they both voted for Alito and Roberts for The Court. If anyone out there can name a Democrat from Maine that would do the same, please let us know.


33 posted on 02/03/2012 4:50:32 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Newt will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: BobL

I sometimes get the impression that the majority on this site would prefer to be in the permanent minority. Kind of like my team came in last, but they did with style.


34 posted on 02/03/2012 6:09:33 PM PST by gusty
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To: THE_RAIDER
I always thought the two Maine RINO senators swung the other way.

Sorry to disappoint - but you're wrong.

There's enough to be upset with both of them, but no need to cast aspersions with no cause.

35 posted on 02/03/2012 6:36:04 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: Zakeet

Congratulations Ms Collins ... I hope many years of happiness.


36 posted on 02/05/2012 3:59:51 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: newzjunkey
You're a moron. The two Maine Democrat congressmen have ACU ratings of 14% and 0% Collins is around 51% lifetime average but 64% for 2010.

Sticks and stones and all that Newzjunk.

51% and 64% spells big time RINO. How bout a sample of RINO Collins conservative record:

Voted to confirm both Sotomayer and Kagen.

Voted against Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act

Voted for Obamas American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Voted for Obamas 1.1 trillion stimulus in 2009.

Voted for CHIP

Voted for repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.

Voted for Cash for Clunkers.

Co-sponsored Gay and Lesbian Non-discirmiation in the Workplace act.

Co-sponsosred same-sex Domestic Partners Health Care Benefits Act.

Have a nice day.

37 posted on 02/06/2012 11:47:51 AM PST by suijuris
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To: Zakeet

She’s 59 and she’s getting married for the first time?

I guess there’s hope for me yet! (I’m 35).


38 posted on 02/08/2012 2:05:54 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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