Trump expresses support for Susan Collins in competitive Senate race

Trump expresses support for Susan Collins in competitive Senate race
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President TrumpDonald TrumpFreedom Caucus member condemns GOP group pushing 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's new free speech site to ban certain curse words Secret Facebook groups of special operations officers include racist comments, QAnon posts: report MORE on Monday expressed support for Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsModerates' 0B infrastructure bill is a tough sell with Democrats OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Senate confirms Mallory to lead White House environment council | US emissions dropped 1.7 percent in 2019 | Interior further delays Trump rule that would make drillers pay less to feds Anti-Asian hate crimes bill overcomes first Senate hurdle MORE (R-Maine) as she faces a contentious Senate race next year. 


Trump tweeted "I agree 100%" in response to a tweet from Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamWall Street spent .9B on campaigns, lobbying in 2020 election: study Biden aide: Ability to collect daily intel in Afghanistan 'will diminish' Leaving Afghanistan: Is it victory or defeat? MORE (R-S.C.) that praised Collins. 

"My friend @SenSusanCollins showed unbelievable courage during Justice Kavanaugh's confirmation and at other times when our country has needed a steady voice," Graham wrote last week. 

"We need her to ensure a GOP majority in 2020. Please support her today," he added, including a link to the Collins campaign's donation page. 

Collins last week officially announced her reelection bid in Maine, a state that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' Cuba readies for life without Castro Chelsea Clinton: Pics of Trump getting vaccinated would help him 'claim credit' MORE won in 2016.

The senator has been a key swing vote on several issues and was one of three Republicans who voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act. However, she voted with her fellow Republicans in favor of Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughBiden's court-packing theater could tame the Supreme Court's conservatives Trump knocks CNN for 'completely false' report Gaetz was denied meeting NY Times beclowns itself by normalizing court-packing 'to balance the conservative majority' MORE's controversial Supreme Court confirmation, drawing ire from some on the left. 

She faces reelection next year in a race that the Cook Political Report has rated as a "toss-up."