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GOP Group Takes Aim At Republican Sen. Collins With $1.1M Ad

BANGOR, Maine - A group that has targeted Republican President Donald Trump with biting attacks is now going after Republican Sen. Susan Collins. The $1.1 million ad funded by the Lincoln Project accuses Collins of enabling Trump and contrasts her with GOP figures including her role model, the late Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, and her mentor, former Sen. William Cohen.

The Lincoln Project was founded by a group of former Republican political consultants, but has received money from Republicans and Democrats.

Collins is facing her toughest reelection challenge from Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon, who is beating her in fundraising.