NEWS CENTER MAINE: Senator Susan Collins announces re-election campaign

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 3:00pm

WASHINGTON — In a letter emailed to her supporters this morning, Senator Susan Collins officially announced her intention to seek re-election to the United States Senate.  

In it, Collins wrote in her email, “I promised the people of Maine a decision this fall on whether I would seek reelection.  The fundamental question I had to ask myself in making my decision was this: in today’s polarized political environment, is there still a role for a centrist who believes in getting things done through compromise, collegiality, and bipartisanship? I have concluded that the answer to this question is “yes,” and I will, therefore, seek the honor of continuing to serve as Maine’s United States Senator."

The Maine Democratic Party issued a statement Wednesday morning in response to Sen. Collins' campaign announcement, saying in part: "Senator Collins has shown she will put first what the special interests and big pharmaceutical companies want -- even if that hurts Mainers. We deserve a Senator who puts our state and our families first by fighting for affordable health care, securing pre-existing conditions coverage and protecting our environment."

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