Trump expresses support for Susan Collins in competitive Senate race

Aaron Schwartz

President Trump on Monday expressed support for Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as she faces a contentious Senate race next year. 

{mosads}Trump tweeted “I agree 100%” in response to a tweet from Sen. Lindsey Graham (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 Clinton 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 Kavanaugh’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.”

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