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Susan Collins Forgoes Bid For Maine Governor, Will Run For Re-Election Instead

Susan Collins Forgoes Bid For Maine Governor, Will Run For Re-Election Instead

Collins, who like all Republicans in the Senate in 2009 voted against the sweeping healthcare legislation, said she believed urgent action was needed to improve it but criticized the way repeal efforts had been handled over the summer.

King says Collins' decision reflects the senator's work ethic, dedication to serving ME people and "infinite energy".

The chairman of the Maine Democratic Party says Republican U.S. Sen. On Friday, she said, "The hands-on nature of governor very much appeals to me". By all accounts, Collins is an overwhelming favorite to win re-election again in 2020, but there had been some speculation that she might decide to forgo that sure thing for the opportunity to become Governor in what would have been an open-seat election due to the fact that controversial Republican Governor Paul LePage is term-limited. He characterizes the current crop of Republican gubernatorial candidates as "a field of far-right politicians" pushing "extreme policies". They include former Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew, Maine House Minority Leader Ken Fredette and Maine Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason.

Republican Susan Collins says she's staying out of the governor's race because she believes she can do more good for ME by staying in the U.S. Senate. As she toldPolitico earlier this month, she likes that power.

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Two-term Republican Gov. Paul LePage can not run again because of term limits.

U.S. Senator Susan Collins of ME, a moderate Republican who helped block her party's efforts to repeal Obamacare this year, plans to reveal on Friday whether she will keep her focus on Washington or make a run for governor next year. Collins said previously that she'd like to heal the state and "bring people back together".

Ms. Collins made her announcement at a breakfast meeting here of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Collins, who was first elected to the Senate in 1996 and is the chamber's longest-serving Republican woman, openly toyed with the possibility.

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The party primaries are in June and the general election is in November 2018.

LePage, whose combative style was a precursor of Donald Trump's approach to the presidency, has been a frequent critic of Collins, particularly when she attracted national attention as one of three Republican senators who in July voted against a Trump-backed bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

When it comes to Rep. Poliquin, he's essentially in the latter camp of LePage and Trump, but less overtly when it comes to rhetoric and willingness to stand up for ideas in public.

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