Maine Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) cruised to another term in the upper chamber on Wednesday afternoon, after a tough reelection battle against Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon. Democrats had their eyes on flipping Maine’s Senate seat throughout the cycle, and Senator Collins was a target of the far-left since her consequential vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the Fall of 2018.
Susan Collins says Sara Gideon called her to concede the race. Maine Senate over, Collins reelected.— James Arkin (@JamesArkin) November 4, 2020
Decision Desk HQ Projects Collins (R) Has Won Election To The Senate From The State Of ME— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) November 4, 2020
Race Called At 11-04 01:13 PM EST
All Results: https://t.co/eBBPVCXMLz
.@SenSusanCollins has been reelected to serve Mainers in the US Senate! She will continue to be a bipartisan leader and voice for all of Maine. Experience ??????????????. #MESen #mepolitics pic.twitter.com/65uWeolaIx— The Senate Majority (@NRSC) November 4, 2020
Sen. Collins overcame unfavorable polling averages and doubt from operatives on both sides of the aisle. Her wide margin of victory allows Sen. Collins to avoid a real contest in Maine's rank-choice voting. Democrats spent a whopping $93 million to unseat Sen. Collins, who is consistently ranked as one of the Senate's most bipartisan members.
The entire Dem orbit threw everything they had at Susan Collins— Jesse Hunt (@JJHunt10) November 4, 2020
People accosted her in the street; they showed up at her home; they sent her death threats
They came with a mountain of outside money to attack her daily
And after all that she buried her opponent before RCV https://t.co/F4wiUd94mN
?? Congratulations, Senator Susan Collins! ??— Nathan Brand (@NathanBrandWA) November 4, 2020
The far-left threw everything they had at her - including nearly $100 million. https://t.co/2o2E43KDVa
Democrats spent $93 MILLION on Gideon.— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) November 4, 2020
Crappy public polls had media writing this race off months ago.
And in the end she won by NINE POINTS.@SenSusanCollins is a legend for a reason, folks. And nobody deserved to win more. #MEpolitics
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