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(63,060 posts)
Tue Dec 3, 2013, 12:41 AM Dec 2013

Conservative to Challenge Collins in Maine Primary

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Republican Sen. Susan Collins won't be unopposed on the primary ballot.

The head of a group that opposed same-sex marriage in Maine says he will offer a conservative voice in the GOP primary. Erick Bennett, director of the Maine Equal Rights Center, said he was filing his paperwork Monday.

Bennett accused Collins of supporting legislation that undercut the Second Amendment and criticized her for supporting Common Core Standards, which his group says erodes local control of curriculum.

A Collins spokesman didn't immediately return messages seeking comment.


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Conservative to Challenge Collins in Maine Primary (Original Post) RandySF Dec 2013 OP
Would be nice for us if he could beat her but I doubt it. hrmjustin Dec 2013 #1
Good. Laelth Dec 2013 #2
If Democrats can't field a strong candidate BumRushDaShow Dec 2013 #3


(32,017 posts)
2. Good.
Tue Dec 3, 2013, 08:09 AM
Dec 2013

This represents the best chance we have to pick up that seat. If Collins runs, she should win. If it's a Democrat versus a T-crazy, the Democrat should win. Or, such is my understanding of the politics in Maine.

Please correct me, Mainers, if I am wrong.



(134,235 posts)
3. If Democrats can't field a strong candidate
Tue Dec 3, 2013, 08:38 AM
Dec 2013

maybe they can find another Angus King-type Indie who would caucus with the Democrats.

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