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Senator Susan Collins has refused to say whether she supports Donald Trump’s reelection for
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Donald Trump is “100%” behind Susan Collins’ reelection.

But Collins refuses to say whether she supports him.

Does Susan Collins support Trump’s reelection?

Susan Collins voted with Donald Trump 94% of the time in Congress, but she is refusing to be honest about how she’s voting in this year’s presidential election.

Mainers deserve an answer.

Check out Collins’ long history of dodging this question:

October 28, 2020

During the final Senate Debate, Susan Collins repeatedly refused to say whether Donald Trump should be re-elected for a second term

October 22, 2020
October 14, 2020

Once again, Senator Collins refused to answer whether she’s voting for Trump and said she’s “not taking a side” while she’s “concentrating on getting re-elected.”

October 9, 2020

Referencing Senator Collins’ dodge on the debate stage, a Mainer asked who she would be supporting for President “not because I need your advice, because I want to know how… you could possibly support another four years of this chaotic presidency.” Collins fell back to her standard dodge: she’s too busy “concentrating on her own race” to answer the question.

October 8, 2020

Senator Collins once again refused to answer when NEWS CENTER Maine asked if she would be voting for Trump. Instead of responding directly to the question, Collins repeated a dodge she’s used before saying, “I’m concentrating on my own race.”

October 7, 2020
Politico: 'My personal presidential preference, I do not believe is an important factor in this race...'

In an interview with Politico, Senator Collins repeated the false claim that no one has asked her about her presidential vote as she’s traveled across Maine and sidestepped questions about whether she’s voting for Trump, arguing that the issue is not “an important factor in this race.”

October 4, 2020
Collins requested her absentee ballot for Maine’s general election

September 15, 2020

Senator Collins dodged again when prompted by conservative radio host Mike Violette to say whether she’s voting for Donald Trump. Rather than giving a straightforward answer, Collins paused and laughed before criticizing Joe Biden’s candidacy and claiming that he has moved too far to the left.

September 11, 2020

On the debate stage, Senator Collins refused to say whether she thinks Donald Trump should be reelected to lead the country for four more years. She sidestepped the question saying, “I don’t think that the people of Maine need my advice on whom to support for President.”

September 2, 2020
News Center Maine: At the event, Collins was asked if she will be endorsing President Trump. 'I am not gettingg involved in the presidential race. I had my own very rigorous race to concentrate on.'

At a campaign event in Bangor, Collins refused to answer a question about whether she will be endorsing Trump stating, “I am not getting involved in the presidential race. I had my own very rigorous race to concentrate on.”

August 25, 2020

When asked by NEWS CENTER Maine whether she’s endorsing Trump’s reelection, Collins refused to answer the question and said, “I am concentrating on my own race.”

August 25, 2020

One day after her party formally and unanimously nominated Donald Trump for President, Senator Susan Collins highlighted her good relationship with him and confirmed she won’t be voting for Joe Biden, but still refused to say whether she’ll vote for Trump in a radio interview.

August 6, 2020

In an interview on Fox News Radio, Collins was asked if she believes Donald Trump deserves a second term. She refused to answer the question, stating that she’s “tried to stay out of presidential politics.”

July 15, 2020

Even after a reporter pointed out that she got “very publicly” involved in the presidential race in 2016, Collins still refused to say whether she’s voting for Trump, saying she’s “not going to get involved in presidential politics.”

July 4, 2020
New York Times: Collins refused to say how she planned to vote come November

In 2016, Senator Collins was clear she “would not vote for Mr. Trump.” But now, won’t admit if she supports the president and told the New York Times, “My inclination is just to stay out of the presidential and focus on my own race.”

June 5, 2020
Politico lede: Susan Collins hasn't decided whether to endorse or oppose President Donald Trump's reelection bid

While Collins was hiding out in Washington to avoid Trump’s visit to Maine, she continued to dodge questions about whether she supports his reelection

April 22, 2020

When asked whether she was voting for Trump, Collins declined to answer, saying “it’s not a time for partisan politics”

April 14, 2020
Politico lede: Susan Collins hasn't decided whether to endorse or oppose President Donald Trump's reelection bid

Collins told Politico she hasn’t decided whether to endorse Trump’s reelection bid, despite the fact that she already voted in Maine’s presidential primary

April 2, 2020
When the Bangor Daily News asked if she had voted for Trump in Maine’s presidential primary, Collins said, “I’m not going to get involved.” In the same interview, Collins praised Trump’s response to the coronavirus crisis, saying he “did a lot that was right in the beginning.”

March 3, 2020

On primary day in Maine, CNN asked Collins if she had voted for Trump. Collins said, “I already answered that question” despite never actually answering the question

February 28, 2020

After confirming that she had already voted in Maine’s presidential primary, Collins refused to say whether she had voted for Trump, stating “I’m just not gonna get involved in presidential politics”

February 24, 2020
Collins returned her absentee ballot for Maine’s presidential primary

February 19, 2020
Collins requested her absentee ballot to vote in Maine’s Republican presidential primary, in which Trump ran uncontested

February 7, 2020
Sun Journal Headline: Susan Collins says she doesn’t know who she’ll vote for in November

Collins told the Lewiston Sun Journal that she hadn’t “even given thought” to who she would support for president

December 23, 2019
Trump backed Senator Collins’ reelection “100%”

December 16, 2018

When asked if she was ready to endorse Trump’s reelection, Collins said she would “talk about 2020 in 2020.”

Senator Collins has been refusing to answer this question for more than a year — it’s long past time for her to own up to her support for Trump.

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