With less than one week left to Election Day, Collins refused to be honest about her support for Trump and doubled down on misleading campaign tactics

Following the conclusion of the fifth and final debate in Maine’s U.S. Senate race, Maine Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Marra released the following statement:

“Senator Collins has spent the last four years proving to Mainers that she won’t hesitate to put our rights and our health care at risk when her party bosses need her vote. In tonight’s debate, she doubled down on her record of enabling her party’s assault on the Affordable Care Act and takeover of the federal judiciary—and reminded us just how much she’s changed.

“We need a Senator who isn’t afraid to take on the tough issues and who will speak out against Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump’s attacks on our institutions. Speaker Sara Gideon has proven that she’s a champion for affordable health care and she will never stop fighting for Mainers. That’s why we couldn’t be more excited to elect her to the Senate in just six short days.”