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Collins gains endorsements of national leaders

Oct 05, 2020

U. S. Sen. Susan Collins has received endorsements recently from several national leaders, including two sitting governors.

Former Maine Sen. and U.S. Secretary of Defense Bill Cohen endorsed Collins in a Portland Press Herald op-ed, saying, “Sara Gideon’s campaign has evidently abandoned Maine’s traditional approach to campaigning in favor of the use of false and misleading claims.”

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker endorsed Collins, saying “As governor of Massachusetts, I work with both parties to get things done. Susan Collins does that in the Senate.” Baker says in another spot, “She’s pro-environment, pro-women, pro-Maine.”

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan endorsed Collins, saying “Maine has a long history of independent-thinking leaders, and Susan Collins is exactly the kind of independent, thoughtful and effective leader that we desperately need in the Senate.”

Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman endorsed Collins, saying, "I'm a lifelong Democrat but I put my country first, always. That's why I'm supporting Susan Collins for Senate." Lieberman alternately served with Collins as chairman and ranking member on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

President George W. and former First Lady Laura Bush have also endorsed Sen. Collins. The former president says Collins is “honest, forthright…and brings dignity” to the Senate.




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