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Colby College is out with its latest poll on how Mainers plan to vote in the 2020 elections. The survey asked 847 likely voters about several issues, as well as candidate contests. including the presidential race and the battle for Maine's U.S. Senate seat.

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins says the nomination of a Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be made by whichever candidate wins the presidential election.

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Friday's passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an icon for gender equality supporters, is quickly rippling through a hotly contested Maine U.S. Senate race already shaped by judicial appointments.

Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is calling the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "one of the most prominent legal luminaries of our time." But she isn't addressing whether the nomination for her successor should happen now, or after the election.

Maine’s two U.S. Senators say the $1.5 trillion aid package proposed by a bipartisan group of House lawmakers known as the "Problem Solvers" caucus should restart stalled negotiations.

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Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Sara Gideon exchanged barbs Friday over health care, judicial appointments and President Donald Trump in the first debate of a race that could determine which party controls the U.S. Senate next year.

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Both of Maine’s Senators are critical of President Trump’s public messaging around the COVID- 19 pandemic, in the wake of newly-released taped interviews in which Trump acknowledges he intentionally downplayed the seriousness of the novel coronavirus.

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Republicans fell far short of the sixty votes needed to put their $630 billion stimulus package before the Senate for consideration, and Maine’s two senators split on the issue.

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The federal government plans to purchase and distribute hundreds of millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccine. But it faces challenges in storing doses.  Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican, raised the issue at a hearing of the Senate Health Committee.

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Maine's U.S. senators both decried a move by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to no longer brief committees on election security issues

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In a typical presidential election year, there are dozens of delegates and staffers from Maine that attend the Republican National Convention. This year, the state’s delegation consists of just six people, and U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is not among them.

Former President George W. Bush Backs Collins For Senate

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Former President George W. Bush on Friday backed Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in his first public endorsement of the 2020 election cycle.

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon on Tuesday joined in the growing criticism of U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for implementing changes blamed for widespread delays in mail delivery.

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Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins has joined with some other Republicans who are critical of changes the Trump administration has made to the mission and management of the Department of Homeland Security.

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Puritan Medical Products in Guilford is receiving $51 million in federal funding from the CARES Act to boost production of swabs used for COVID-19 testing.

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