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Tue Oct 24, 2017, 05:26 PM

Question for Maine DUers

Is there any chance Collins could become an independent and vote to caucus with the Dems in 2019?

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Bradshaw3 Oct 2017 OP
Raine1967 Oct 2017 #1
Bradshaw3 Oct 2017 #2
Raine1967 Oct 2017 #6
Bradshaw3 Oct 2017 #12
Bradshaw3 Oct 2017 #3
HerbChestnut Oct 2017 #7
Bradshaw3 Oct 2017 #13
GreenPartyVoter Oct 2017 #4
left-of-center2012 Oct 2017 #5
HerbChestnut Oct 2017 #8
left-of-center2012 Oct 2017 #9
HerbChestnut Oct 2017 #10
left-of-center2012 Oct 2017 #11

Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 05:29 PM

1. My opinion is that she is just fine where she is.

I like seeing her keeping that party in check.

We don't need her to caucus with the Dem Party. We need her doing what she has been doing.

ETA: I am not in Maine, so I am speaking on behalf of myself.

I would like to believe that Mainers elected her to do what she has done for a long time, represent her state. I miss moderate Republicans.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 05:32 PM

2. Excuse me?

If they are 50 voting to caucus with the Dems then OF COURSE you want her caucusing with Democrats. That gives them control of the Senate. That keeps dump in check better than anything she could do as a repub.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 06:32 PM

6. My opinion stands.

Collins has been keeping him in check for a while now.


THAT party needs to get its house in order.

To be very honest I think this country needs to see that radical party get its house in order. Collins is fine where she is.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 07:03 PM

12. People have a right to their opinion but not their own facts

It's MUCH MUCH more important for our COUNTRY to get its house in order. Taking control of the senate with 51 votes would do that, not one person in a sick party trying to change it from inside. Dems don't control one branch of government. It's about power and how our government works, not how some hope it works. With control of the senate, you get to head committees, control legislation, etc. This is a no-brainer.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 05:33 PM

3. What I'm asking is if people in Maine think there is a chance

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 06:37 PM

7. No, she won't

 

If you look at her voting record, she votes with the Republicans 99% of the time, this most recent budget being the latest example (Sen. King (I) voted against it, btw). Collins gets labeled as a "moderate" because of her politically savvy votes on a few high profile issues.

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Response to HerbChestnut (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 07:04 PM

13. Thanks for the input

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 06:26 PM

4. I don't see it happening. I am glad she is running again, if only to keep LePage

out of the Senate. Personally, I will still vote for the Dem, but won't cry if Susan is re-elected.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 06:28 PM

5. Why would she?

The voters of Maine seem satisfied with the way things are now.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 06:38 PM

8. We're not

 

Particularly in terms of the governorship. Watch out for a brutal primary campaign from both parties now that LePage is term limited and about to leave office.

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Response to HerbChestnut (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 06:45 PM

9. And yet Maine voters re-elect her

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 06:53 PM

10. Her, yes

 

But don't let that trick you into believe all is calm on Maine's political landscape. There's even a dust up happening in Portland within the Democratic Party over a city councilor's vacant seat.

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Response to HerbChestnut (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 06:56 PM

11. The original post addresses Collins

I was referring to Collins.

Good day

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