You will receive a confirmation text from 47682. "She made up her mind based on the merits of [Kavanaugh's] nomination. SUSAN COLLINS: I have said that I think in the interest of fairness and consistency, given what did happen four years ago, that we should not vote on her nomination prior to the election. "Thank you Susan Collins for thoughtfully reviewing Judge Kavanaugh's judicial record and weighing the evidence, and for being a reasonable voice during this incredibly divisive time," Carrie Severino, the group's chief counsel and policy director, wrote. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Gray reportedly gave Collins $3,600 in 2014, but contributed nearly $8,000 to since her Kavanaugh vote. C. Boyden Gray, Society board member and former counsel to President George H.W.

But it was also a leader in decriminalizing pot in the 1970s. Democratic nominee Joe Biden has proposed taxing capital gains at ordinary income rates, and Democrats have discussed eliminating the carried interest loophole. Bernard Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, and wife Billi Wilma reportedly gave a combined total of $20,800 to Collins' campaign and an affiliated PAC. In an interview with Vox, Amanda Hollis-Brusky, a political scientist at Pomona College who wrote a book about the Federalist Society, said that Leo runs two massive annual events for the Society: the National Lawyers Convention, "which is like a ball for the who's who in the conservative legal movement," as well as an annual law student convention, which connects students with academics and, yes, judges. By providing your phone number, you are consenting to receive calls and texts, including automated calls and texts, to that number. The American Investment Council PAC has donated more than $243,000 to candidates in both the House and Senate since 2018, according to an Axios analysis of FEC records, and 65% of those funds were sent to Republican candidates. Tapping into that frustration, Collins pledged that, if elected, she would serve … Collins famously denounced Trump ahead of the 2016 election, but has kept quiet over whether she supports him this year. Collins…

Those types of quack cures thrived for decades until Maine barred the recreational use of all narcotics in 1915. Michael Shepherd joined the Bangor Daily News in 2015 after three years as a reporter at the Kennebec Journal. "It's just ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous.". Some of the senators who received funding from the PAC  include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. It was one of the first states to outlaw recreational sales and possession more than 100 years ago. Eight of the nine Senate candidates that the group contributed to were Republicans, while 22 of the 38 House candidates who received money were Democrats. "So I went to a 20-person fundraiser," Collins said. You've successfully subscribed to this newsletter! — “Maine was at the forefront of the crusade against marijuana before it became a force for legalization,” Troy Bennett, BDN: “Maine has been at the forefront of both the prohibition and legalization of marijuana from the 19th through the 21st century. "Bribery doesn't work on Senator Collins," Kevin Kelley, a Collins campaign spokesperson, claimed to The Beast. Sen. Susan Collins on the campaign trail in western Maine in September. Alarmism set in, with a 1938 story in the BDN headlined “Marijuana Cigarettes are Making Dangerous Strides” with a hysterical and racist tone, blaming Black musicians for corrupting citizens. Many Society donors who had previously given to Collins reportedly ramped up their spending. Leo's value to the Federalist Society lies in his ability to connect and woo individuals. Susan Collins' 24 years in the Senate, where she carefully cultivated the image of a … Susan Collins for Senator Join Susan in the fight to bring common-sense solutions to the U.S. Senate! The coffers of some Republican congressional candidates received a boost from the private equity sector as a major PAC representing the industry’s largest players doles out contributions. The group, whose members include leading private equity and growth capital firms, does not donate to the campaigns of presidential candidates. Republicans are putting on a brave face in the approach to the election, but the deficits are big. MISTLER: Collins says she'll oppose Coney Barrett's confirmation if a vote takes place before the election. That event seems to have connected the pro-choice Republican to a number of new Federalist Society backers, a notion Collins scoffed at to Bloomberg reporter Steven Dennis. Collins, who was critical of the president’s announcement Tuesday that he would stop negotiations, took a more optimistic tone after she met with a bipartisan group Wednesday morning intent on getting a deal done. How does Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis impact the 2020 election? Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Wednesday that she was optimistic about a deal on a coronavirus relief amid jumbled negotiations in Washington after President Donald Trump appeared to call off negotiations before backtracking. A marijuana-based cure-all medication ran on the front page of a Bangor newspaper on March 4, 1858. Democrats eager to link Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins with President Donald Trump in her reelection race have begun posting campaign-style “Trump/Collins” signs in Maine. All market data delayed 20 minutes. It's laughable that the same people who tried to buy Senator Collins' vote for more than $4 million now appear to be suggesting that she sold her vote for far less.". or redistributed. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. The conversative Congressional Leadership Fund dropped a $115,000 ad buy in the 2nd District through Oct. 13 targeting freshman Democrat U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, hitting him for his opposition to the 2017 tax-cut bill and prior support for Medicare for All, which he has since moved away from. Sen. Susan Collins at the U.S. Capitol on July 21. Collins, who is facing the toughest race of her career against House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, has tried to focus the race on local and specific legislative issues, such as the Paycheck Protection Program she co-authored as part of a March stimulus, and her role on the Senate Appropriations committee that she may chair if she wins a fifth term. Collins attended a fundraiser Leo threw for her last August at his $4 million summer mansion in her home state of Maine. “If I worried about being outspent by the Democrats, I would be in trouble,” said Assistant Senate Minority Leader Jeff Timberlake, R-Turner. If you’re reading this on the BDN’s website or were forwarded it, email clumm@bangordailynews.com (we’re setting up a new subscriber page soon) to subscribe to it via email. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. “I don’t think we’ll ever do away with in-person voting on Election Day.”. Follow him on Twitter @SollenbergerRC. Celebrities react to Trump and Biden's dual town halls, Ingraham: Bidens family's 'get-rich-quick schemes' should be disqualifying, Twitter announces new policies after Hunter Biden report imbroglio, Levin rips 'Biden mob family,' says purported emails to Hunter from Burisma brass 'sound like a valentine'.

Susan Collins ties herself to stimulus talks as she runs a local campaign by Caitlin Andrews , Michael Shepherd and Jessica Piper October 8, 2020 October 8, 2020 Share this: Susan Collins Faces Tough Senate Reelection Campaign Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has long crafted an image that she's independent from the GOP, but …