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Collins to Decide About Run by Next Week

The Republican’s colleagues don’t want her to leave the Senate.

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Zach C. Cohen
Oct. 3, 2017, 11:06 a.m.

Sen. Susan Collins’ (R) spokeswoman said “that her decision will come during the senator’s state work period around the [Columbus Day] holiday, which goes from Oct. 9 to Oct. 13.” (Bangor Daily News)

“Collins is torn over whether to leave her prominent perch as one of the Senate’s few true moderate legislators, according to her colleagues.” Sen. Angus King (I) “is begging her not to leave. And in an unusual display of bipartisanship in the Senate, so are moderate Democrats. … Republicans are fretting Collins will join retiring Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and create a wave of pragmatic GOP senators fleeing the chamber.” Sen. Joe Manchin (D), a former governor, “was the outlier among senators interviewed for this story, who hope that Collins will stay put.” (Politico)

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