Susan Collins’ Fifth Senate Run

Susan Collins' Fifth Senate Run

With more Republican Congress members exiting federal politics, or politics altogether, in 2019 than in recent years, some are concerned about potentially losing a Senate majority in 2020.

To combat this possibility, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) just announced her reelection campaign to keep her seat. This would be her fifth term in a Senate seat that has been hers since 1996. Her seat is coveted by Democrats looking to obtain a Senate majority in 2020.

Collins announced her intentions in a recent email sent to her supporters. In it she wrote:

“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.”

Collins prides herself on being a bipartisan Senator, though her loyalty is to the Republican party. According to the most recent FEC reports, Collins has raised $7 million for her campaign going into next year.

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