What Happened In Maine? Collins Surprisingly Held Her Own This Election. Here’s Why.
Collins benefited from a tendency among Mainers to split tickets in 2008, when 58 percent backed Barack Obama, and 61 backed her. The same tendency helped her in 2020.
Why Maine’s Ranked Choice Voting System Could Spell Doom For Susan Collins’ Already-Tough Reelection Bid
Susan Collins’ ability to win under these rules is affected by her standing in the state, the configuration of the slate of candidates, and a pattern of partisan polarization toward ranked choice in Maine.
Nail In Coffin? Facing Toughest Race Yet, Collins Forced To Answer For Kavanaugh Vote
Susan Collins’ purported centrist credentials have relied in part on her stance as an advocate of reproductive rights. That sort of positioning works well in Maine. But, with her vote for Kavanaugh, Collins lost endorsements that could prove detrimental to her reelection.
Mainers Care About Collins’ Impeachment Vote. But Her Reelection Is About More Than That
Maine has a long history of, and appreciation for, independent legislators.