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Sen. Susan Collins Officially Announces Reelection Campaign

The senator from Maine is running for her fifth term in office.
Posted at 12:48 PM, Dec 18, 2019

Sen. Susan Collins officially announced her plans to run for reelection Wednesday. 

The Maine senator has been running campaign ads for months, but she hadn't officially said she was running for a fifth term. 

As a Republican lawmaker, Collins currently sits with the majority, but she can be a key swing vote. She was one of a handful of GOP members to oppose the Trump administration's efforts to repeal Obamacare.

But regardless of the issue, Collins is a reliable voter in the Senate. She hit a milestone in June: participating in 7,000 roll call votes in a row.

Despite her tenure, she might have a tough reelection. Democrats have reportedly targeted her seat as one they could flip to try to win the Senate majority in 2020.