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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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Conservative to Challenge Collins in Maine Primary

| December 2, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Sen. Susan Collins won’t be unopposed on the primary ballot. The head of a group that opposed same-sex marriage in Maine says he will offer a conservative voice in the GOP primary. Erick Bennett, director of the Maine Equal Rights Center, said he was filing his paperwork Monday. Bennett accused […]

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