Skip to comments.If Susan Collins becomes governor, backers feel U.S. Senate would suffer
Posted on 10/09/2017 5:23:46 PM PDT by cotton1706
Backers of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins say they wish they could clone the moderate Republican powerbroker from Maine who has been a crucial swing vote in Congress as Republicans struggle to deliver on President Donald Trump's legislative agenda.
Collins says she will decide during the Senate's weeklong Columbus Day recess whether to stay in the Senate, where she has served for four terms, or again run for governor in Maine.
The Associated Press interviewed 10 of Collins' current and former colleagues and staffers, along with Maine political observers. They said the senator is carefully weighing whether she can have more impact in the Senate or as a governor replacing the term-limited, Trump-allied Republican Gov. Paul LePage.
"I feel like that losing her in the Senate is losing the only existing bridge between the Democrats and Republicans that is there," said Michael Bopp, who has worked as legislative director and counsel to Collins.
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Addition by subtraction.
,,,,,,you’re kidding ,,, right ?
But if Susan becomes unemployed everyone else will prosper.
No need for this bitch! We will have enough Senators in 2018!
Net gain by punishing one state 100% of the time vs. all states on a part-time basis.
It will be interesting to see if she gets the nomination.
If she is nominated, I will not vote for her and I think many Maine Republicans feel that way as well. Trump carried CD-2 by almost 10 points, most of us deplorables in that district
are loyal Trump supporters, something that Susie does not get or understand.
Removing Any obstacle to getting some repairs from the last eight years’ damage-— will be a net gain
Swing vote? She is a reliable vote for democraps.
Wonder if she is taking her health problem into consideration?
Will be glad to see her quit the Congress. She is a RINO phony.
There was none of this talk from the media about how Dems are purging moderates or what have you. In fact, there are ZERO moderate Democrats right now with the sole, possible exceptions of Sen. Manchin and Ryan in OH, who we know will show their colors if they get the majority.
This just goes to show you that the "center" of politics is another false construct by the Left, in order to get Republicans to surrender their principles and accept the premise that leftist policies are "mainstream."
Why does congress need a week off for Columbus Day? These people never work. It must drive Trump crazy.
it’s Maine, so the Democrats are sure to pick up the seat there....but it’s as if a Democrat holds the seat already, so really no difference.
Beat it, Collins.
Can La Paige run for senate?
I’ve heard talk of Lepage running for Senate, yes.
Maine will suffer. Governor Le Page is a great Guy. Too many Welfare Cases and Somali Refugees , simple as that. God forbid we tell the truth.
Susan Collins is bought and paid for.
Why couldn't he?...He just might.
(and it's LePage)
Floozy Collins use by date has well passed. queen RINO
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