By James Arkin
Susan Collins, a longtime GOP senator and key moderate vote in the upper chamber, announced Friday that she will not run for governor of Maine next year and remain in her position in Washington.
In a speech at a local chamber of commerce event in Rockport, Collins said that despite the appeal of the more “hands on” nature of the governor’s office, her seniority and ability to influence significant national issues led her to stay in her current job.
“I am a congenital optimist, and I continue to believe that Congress can – and will – be more productive,” Collins said. “I want… …read more
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