Maine Sen. Susan Collins (R), speaking to CNN at the RNC, said that while she's always voted for the Republican Party's nominee, she has not yet ruled out voting for Hillary Clinton come November. Collins is concerned that Donald Trump is not acting sufficiently presidential at this point in time, but says that she's willing to consider voting for him as well.
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GOP Sen. Susan Collins says she has not ruled out voting for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in the fall https://t.co/JcAotwdgKO— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 19, 2016
Collins did clarify that the chance of her voting for Clinton is very slim.
Interesting. Collins has always been known as a more moderate-leaning Republican, but it's rather forward of her to outright admit on national TV that she might not be supporting the party's nominee. There's speculation that she may run for governor come 2018, so this could be part of her plan to appear as a moderate, middle-of-the-road figure and avoid associating herself with either candidate.