Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Sen. Susan Collins won't run for governor, will remain in US Senate

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Sammy Stanley | 13 October, 2017, 16:03

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, will announce her decision on whether she will leave the U.S. Senate to run for governor to a local Chamber of Commerce event on Friday, Politico reports.

Collins told a gathering in Rockport this morning that her seniority in the U.S. Senate has allowed her to secure vital funding for various programs and organizations in Maine.

Collins grew up in Caribou, in far northern Maine.

She made her decision not to run as Maine's next governor after much deliberation, she said. She introduced a bill to let transgender people serve in the military and opposed efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act without a replacement. Collins supported Republican presidential candidates until coming out against Donald Trump previous year.

Some of her supporters were anxious that leaving the Senate would have left Maine's pugnacious governor to appoint her replacement.

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Although she has been one of Maine's most popular politicians for some time, there was no guarantee that she would win her party's nomination in the June primary.

The moderate Republican was first elected in 1996 and has played a pivotal role in the Senate in recent debates about health care policy. She would have been the clear front-runner in a governor's race now filled with lesser known candidates.

Had Collins chose to run for governor she would have joined a crowded field to replace two-term Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who can not run again because of term limits. The only political race she lost was for governor, in 1994.

But a gubernatorial bid by Collins would also have been risky - the biggest threat coming from within her own party.

A Collins governorship could have arguably reversed that trend. She said she couldn't bring herself to vote for him, and she criticized him for failing to speak out more forcefully against racism, bigotry and anti-Semitism following the death of a woman at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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