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Collins and King Split on Keystone Pipeline Bill

| January 30, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King are split on their views of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Collins voted Thursday in support of the bill, which President Barack Obama has threatened to veto. She says in a statement that it’s “past time” for Obama to approve the project. […]

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Maine Senator Susan Collins Tours Small Businesses Throughout Aroostook County

| July 2, 2014

A familiar face on Capitol Hill is home in her native Aroostook County. Maine Senator Susan Collins is in the county embarking on a small tour. She’s meeting with local entrepreneurs to hear firsthand the issues that are impacting them, the county’s workforce and strategize ways to increase Northern Maine economic development. Shawn Cunningham caught […]

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Sen. Collins Gets King Endorsement

| May 16, 2014

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) – Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King is endorsing his Republican colleague Susan Collins in her bid for a fourth term in the Senate. At the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan on Friday, King called Collins a “model U.S. senator” and praised her willingness to work across the aisle. Collins is being […]

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Collins a Likely ‘No’ on Minimum Wage

| April 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) – Moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she expects to oppose the Democratic effort to raise the federal minimum wage, all but dooming the election-year proposal. The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on the measure. It would gradually raise today’s $7.25 hourly minimum to $10.10 over 30 months. The long-shot measure needs […]

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Collins Files Nominating Papers

| March 6, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who’s seeking a fourth term, has filed her nominating petitions with Maine elections officials. Major party candidates for U.S. Senate are required to file 2,000 certified signatures by March 17, 2014. By submitting hers on Thursday, Collins beat Democrat Shenna Bellows to qualify for the ballot. In […]

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