Susan Collins: I don't believe Kavanaugh was Ford's assailant

The $3 Million Crowdfunding Effort To Unseat Sen. Collins In 2020

The emergence of a crowded field in a Senate contest two years away underscores the extraordinary political moment triggered by the debate over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Collins went desk to desk picking up discarded copies of the Congressional Record from the day before.

The CrowdPac fundraiser describes two scenarios for the millions raised, saying the money would be returned if she voted "no" on Kavanaugh.

The FBI conducted a supplemental investigation into Kavanaugh's background but found no one who could corroborate her account. Chuck Grassley to counter the movement, according to Fox News. A floor vote is scheduled to take place tomorrow. "We still have in this country certain fundamental principles, due process, fairness, a presumption of innocence", she said. She told the press she was assured by the nominee that he would respect Roe v. Wade.

Chellie Pingree, the state's lone Democratic member of Congress, said in a statement she is focused on reelection in a month but isn't closing the door on challenging a Collins a second time.

As the pledges poured in Friday, yet another unusual series of events in these hyperpartisan times unfolded on social media: an online crowdsourcing effort to find a candidate and campaign staff to challenge Collins. All of them involved the high court's constraint of the power of an overzealous president. Based upon her optimism, I have the following fervent hopes: North Korea will abandon its nuclear weapons; the war in Afghanistan and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be resolved; Russian Federation will not attempt to interfere in future elections; and the country's gun violence will be eliminated.

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This week on 60 Minutes, in an interview filmed just prior to her vote, Collins tells Pelley that, when she heard the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford alleging that she had been sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh, she had some doubt about the nominee. "I made the tweet, I later elaborated that this wasn't where my head was", she said.

Sweet said a big factor would be whether Collins, 65, decides to run at all. Her speech was key to the Senate's 50-48 vote for confirmation.

Progressive groups say Kavanaugh's confirmation has unleashed a new surge of Democratic anger, and they are racing to transform that energy into voter turnout for the fast-approaching midterms and build lists of activists and donors they can rely on in the future.

After Rice tweeted her interest in a potential run, Collins took a swipe at Rice over the weekend, saying on CNN's "State of the Union" that Rice's family "has a home" in ME but that "she doesn't live in the state of Maine".

Actor and comedian John Fugelsang was one of the first to add his opinion to the mix on Friday, tweeting, "Dear Susan Collins - I really struggled with this but my tourist $ just voted against ever visiting Maine while you remain in office".

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