Tag Archives: Lisa Murkowski

Collins undecided on next steps after alleged Kavanaugh victim comes forward

The Maine senator hasn’t yet joined two Republicans calling for a delay in Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination after a woman came forward publicly to back her claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school.

Older Mainers agree on a lot, but not on who to vote for

While Mainers age 50 and older are about as starkly divided on the rest of us about who to vote for, they agree on lots of policy outcomes.

Advocates have next move in legal chess match with LePage over Medicaid expansion

Gov. Paul LePage wants the federal government to reject the state’s Medicaid expansion application. Advocates say it may not be able to and see other legal problems with the governor’s move.

Democrats again worry that independent ‘spoiler’ will give Blaine House to GOP

Many Democrats would like an independent gubernatorial candidate to drop out, fearing that she’ll hand the governor’s mansion to another Republican.

Anthony Kennedy’s retirement intensifies spotlight on Susan Collins

Democrats have little power to stop a replacement and while U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is eyed as a potential swing vote, she hasn’t shown much appetite yet for bucking her party on the issue.

New poll shows GOP cooling on Susan Collins, but others still like her

The Republican from Maine is the fourth-most popular senator in the nation, but Morning Consult found that her approval has cratered within her own party.

LePage renews pressure on Collins, King to end Obamacare

Good morning from Augusta, where Gov. Paul LePage is trying to get his Republican base to urge Maine’s senators to support the party’s latest Affordable Care Act repeal effort. He sent an email to supporters calling the latest bill ‘our last chance.’ The email, sent through the Maine Republican Party, also says that party leaders […]

King: Susan Collins’ party-bucking Obamacare vote took ‘courage’

Maine’s junior senator told reporters on Friday that he has never seen a greater act of political “courage and commitment” than U.S. Sen. Susan Collins’ party-bucking vote against a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The comments from independent U.S. Sen. Angus King came just hours after Collins was one of three Republicans who […]