Good, now she can be defeated at the ballot box.
Courtesy of HuffPo:
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Wednesday formally announced she’s running for reelection, kicking off what promises to be one of the most closely watched races in 2020.
Collins, the most senior Republican woman in the Senate, announced her plans to run for a fifth term in an email to supporters.
“The fundamental question I had to ask myself in making my decision was this: In today’s polarized political environment, is there still a role for a centrist who believes in getting things done through compromise, collegiality, and bipartisanship?” she wrote. “I have concluded that the answer to this question is ‘yes’ and I will, therefore, seek the honor of continuing to serve as Maine’s United States senator.”
The incumbent has already drawn several Democratic challengers, including Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon and former Maine gubernatorial candidate Betsy Sweet. Flipping Collins’ seat is key for Democrats seeking to gain control of the Senate in 2020.
I imagine that Maine Democrats are itching to take Collins on in 2020.
She calls herself a “moderate” but her voting record shows her to be a diehard Republican partisan.
And it is high time that she was shown the door.