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Collins: I’m not prepared to endorse Trump for 2020

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Tuesday that she was not yet prepared to endorse President Trump’s reelection bid in 2020.

The senator told “PBS NewsHour’s” Judy Woodruff that she was focused on her own reelection in 2020 and was not paying much attention to the presidential campaign.

“I’m not prepared at this point to make that decision,” Collins said.

Woodruff asked if Collins would endorse the president between now and Election Day.

{mosads}“I don’t know, I’m going to have to see what happens between now and then and look at what his record is,” Collins said. “I can’t imagine that I would endorse any of the Democrats who are running right now, but I’m going to focus on 2020 in 2020.”

Collins said she is “neither ruling it in nor ruling it out” when it comes to endorsing a Republican challenger to Trump.

The Maine Republican said last month that there was “nothing wrong” with Trump facing a primary challenge.

“I see nothing wrong with challengers,” she said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “That is part of our democratic system.”

She has now become a top target for Democrats in 2020 after she provided her GOP colleagues with the crucial 50th vote needed to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

A fundraising effort to fund Collins’s future Democratic opponent raised more than $3.7 million.

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