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Susan Collins Decides Against Gubernatorial Run

13 October 2017, 04:05 | Erica Roy

Senator Susan Collins Will Not Run for Governor of Maine

Top RINO Susan Collins to leave the Senate?

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.

"This decision has not been an easy one", she said.

In any case, the Collins vs LePage factional divide will continue play out in the GOP primary for governor, as a lot more Republicans jump in, including some center-right figures.

She said she believes she can do more for the people in her state while in the Senate and that her powerful position on the Senate Appropriations Committee allows her to "secure funding for important programs" in Maine.

The announcement was met by a standing ovation from the audience of 230, almost double the previously most attended Chamber breakfast.

The 57-year-old Gorham business owner previously ran as an independent for ME governor in 2010.

Collins is one of a handful of GOP centrists and decided she's needed in Washington.

In a much-anticipated announcement regarding her home state's governor race, Maine Sen.

Collins grew up in Caribou, in far northern Maine.

"I was 99th in seniority when I was sworn in", she said.

Three Republican candidates are now in the race.

She's not afraid to buck her party.

Republicans are now trying for a sweeping rewrite of the nation's tax laws, which many of them hope will wash away some of the deep anger in the party after the health-care failure.

But there is little question that LePage would have opposed her even though she twice lended her support in his bids to take, and keep, the governor's office.

Photo Senator Susan Collins of ME, a Republican who helped to block President Trump's promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, on Capitol Hill in September.

The governor has since used his weekly radio addresses and conservative radio appearances to berate Collins over her opposition to two controversial bills repealing the Affordable Care Act.

A Collins governorship could have arguably reversed that trend. Dean Heller during a meeting held by President Donald Trump on healthcare at the White House.

This story comes via Maine Public.

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