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Collins complained about the group at a meeting of the Senate Republican Steering Committee last week.

She warned her colleagues that infighting among Republicans could give Democrats a good chance of capturing her seat in 2014, when she faces reelection, according to The New York Times, which reported on the private argument.

Sen. Rob PortmanRob PortmanGOP senators bristle at Trump's Medicaid cuts Overnight Energy: Trump budget takes flak over oil provisions GOP senators knock Trump's budget proposal MORE (R-Ohio) stood up at the meeting to express frustration that Collins had to use money he donated her to fend of attacks from the National Association of Gun Rights.

Paul, feeling attacked, stormed out of the meeting, according to The Times.

The senator on Wednesday said he does not plan to support primary challenges against any of his Republican Senate colleagues, although he might lend his support to primary challengers running for open seats.

“At this time I don’t have any plans to oppose any incumbent Republican,” Paul said.

The National Association for Gun Rights has targeted other Republican senators in the campaign to oppose expanded background checks, including Sen. Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonVA eyes building closures to boost care under Trump Outside money pours into marquee House race Lawmakers move to establish new VA office ordered by Trump MORE (Ga.) and Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyWhite House, ethics office feud escalates It’s time to rethink prisoner re-entry GOP talks of narrowing ‘blue-slip’ rule for judges MORE (Iowa).