With just four days left until the filing deadline, Mainers’ choices for the Republican US Senate primary are “nearly set” and it seems increasingly likely that Mainers may have just one Republican senate candidate without any answer from Senator Susan Collins on whether she is supporting Donald Trump’s reelection.
Mainers deserve to know where Senator Collins stands before their choices for US Senate are locked in.
Collins’ record of support for Trump couldn’t be clearer:
1) According to CQ, Senator Collins voted with Donald Trump 94% of the time.
2) Senator Collins has been a key vote for Donald Trump on everything from the tax plan that gave corporations and the wealthy trillions in tax breaks to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh and every one of Trump’s judicial nominees in 2017 and 2018 -- even those “deemed unqualified by the American Bar Association.” She joined with Mitch McConnell to acquit Trump in the impeachment trial, after voting 12 times against including witnesses and evidence.
3) Donald Trump has said he's 100% behind Senator Collins' reelection.
4) Staffers for the president’s reelection campaign “worked to get her on the ballot” by collecting signatures door-to-door and at Trump events.
Will Collins come clean about her presidential vote before Mainers’ choices are set in stone on Monday?