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  Collins, Susan
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2015-04-01  
 
NameSusan Collins
Address470 Forest Avenue
Portland, Maine 04101, United States
Emailinfo@susancollins.com
Website [Link]
Born December 07, 1952
Died Still Living (63 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Jul 05, 2015 12:29pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti-Death Penalty - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Catholic -
InfoSusan Margaret Collins

Born December 7, 1952, Senator Collins was raised in Caribou, a small city in northern Maine, of which both of her parents have at one time served as mayor. The Collins name is well known in Caribou. Her family founded not only the community, but also the oldest continually operating lumber business in the state. The fifth generation of the Collins family is now involved in the family business.

A 1975 magna cum laude graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Senator Collins worked for former Maine Senator William S. Cohen for 12 years. In 1987, she joined the cabinet of Maine Governor John R. McKernan as Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation, a position she held for five years. She then served as New England Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration from 1992 to 1993.

In 1993, Senator Collins ran her first campaign for public office and became the first woman in Maine history to receive a major party nomination for governor after winning an eight-way Republican primary in June of 1994. Though she was not victorious in the general election, she did not lose sight of pursuing public service.

In December of 1994, Senator Collins became the founding executive director of the Center for Family Business at Husson College in Bangor, Maine, a position she held until she resigned in 1996 to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Senator Cohen. She won both a contested Republican primary and a four-way general election later that year.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/18/2013-01/20/2013 Public Policy Polling (D) 63.00% ( 3.0) 24.00% ( 2.0) 12.00% ( 2.0)
09/17/2012-09/18/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 60.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 5.0) 14.00% ( 5.0)
03/02/2012-03/04/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 60.00% ( 4.0) 31.00% ( 3.0) 9.00% ( 1.0)
03/03/2011-03/06/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 56.00% ( 3.0) 34.00% ( 2.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
10/26/2010-10/28/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 53.00% ( 8.0) 36.00% ( 7.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
09/02/2010-09/06/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 45.00% ( 0.0) 43.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)
09/23/2009-09/27/2009 Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (D) 69.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
11/08/2006-11/11/2006 Survey USA 73.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 1.0) 5.00% ( 2.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 73.00% ( 1.0) 24.00% ( 3.0) 3.00% ( 2.0)
12/09/2005-12/11/2005 Survey USA 74.00% ( 5.0) 21.00% ( 7.0) 5.00% ( 2.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/15/2014-10/21/2014 University of New Hampshire 70.00% ( 0.0) 19.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
May 12, 2013 12:00pm News Susan Collins slams Obama over IRS targeting of conservative groups  Article Scott³ 
Apr 09, 2013 03:00pm News Susan Collins' Gay Marriage Stance Remains Unchanged  Article COSDem 
Jul 08, 2012 05:00pm News Maine Sen. Collins' voting streak approaches 5,000  Article J.R. 
Feb 03, 2012 01:00pm Announcement Susan Collins engaged to be married  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jan 06, 2011 01:00pm News Maine senator's [Collins] voting streak continues  Article The Sunset Provision 
Oct 14, 2009 10:00am News Another GOP senator open to health overhaul  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jan 10, 2008 11:00am News Collins' Streak Extends To 3,679 Roll-Call Votes  Article The Sunset Provision 
Sep 20, 2007 12:00pm Profile Who Knew? Susan Collins Sure Didn't  Article RP 
Jan 31, 2007 08:00pm News Democrats seize on Collins’s mixed voting record on minimum wage  Article The Sunset Provision 
Dec 17, 2004 12:00am News GOP lawmaker Collins joins Rumsfeld critics  Article Brandonius Maximus 

TWITTER
Sun May 29 20:15:28 +0000 2016 - Congrats to all the graduates, including Middebury grad Zac Lounsbury of Kennebunk! https://t.co/BWumhVQLi4

Sun May 29 19:09:04 +0000 2016 - W/ my niece, Catherine, her husband, Garrott, & my husband, Tom, @ Middlebury commencement https://t.co/YRSc4dN0EC

Sun May 29 18:51:19 +0000 2016 - Received honorary degree from Middlebury College today https://t.co/mzgawg98iS

Fri May 27 20:21:17 +0000 2016 - Sen. Collins @ naturalization: “Congrats and welcome to nat’l family as you become part of greatest nation on earth” https://t.co/7zgtvywh2A

Thu May 26 20:08:26 +0000 2016 - With strong support of Sen. Collins, Approps Cmte unanimously approved $433M to fully fund the construction of a 3rd DDG-51 destroyer at BIW

Thu May 26 14:19:29 +0000 2016 - Congrats to Dr. Susan Hunter, @UMaine President, on your continued service! A true leader for UMaine’s bright future https://t.co/XSoscPPPH4

Tue May 24 22:53:20 +0000 2016 - Lead from Senator Collins’ Committee results in arrest of 5 suspected IRS impersonation scammers #MEPolitics https://t.co/A2Q120cCu5

Tue May 24 18:12:22 +0000 2016 - RT @afterschool4all: Thanks to superheroes @repbobbyscott @SenatorCollins @RepMarciaFudge @lisamurkowski for visiting the #A4AChallenge! ht…

Tue May 24 18:12:13 +0000 2016 - RT @NYSYouthSuccess: "Super" @SenatorCollins speaks on the importance of afterschool & summer programs. Thanks for your support Senator! ht…

Fri May 20 23:23:40 +0000 2016 - Sen. Collins welcomed Mason’s Brewing Co. to the Brewer waterfront: What a wonderful addition to a wonderful city! https://t.co/KduO3GE9PH

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RACES
  01/03/2015 Select Aging Committee Chair Won 55.00% (+10.00%)
  11/04/2014 ME US Senate Won 68.46% (+36.96%)
  06/08/2014 ME US Senate - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2013 Aging (Select Committee) Chairperson Lost 45.00% (-10.00%)
  01/03/2011 Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairperson Lost 44.44% (-11.11%)
  01/03/2009 Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairperson Lost 41.18% (-17.65%)
  01/03/2009 Seat 03 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 ME US Senate Won 61.33% (+22.75%)
  06/10/2008 ME US Senate - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2007 Seat 04 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/04/2003 Armed Services Seat 6 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 ME US Senate Won 58.44% (+16.87%)
  06/11/2002 ME US Senate- R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1996 ME US Senate Won 49.18% (+5.31%)
  05/28/1996 ME US Senate- R Primary Won 55.50% (+24.50%)
  11/08/1994 ME Governor Lost 23.09% (-12.30%)
  06/14/1994 ME Governor - R Primary Won 21.35% (+4.37%)
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  12/16/2013 US Secretary of Homeland Security Lost 0.00% (-82.98%)
  01/03/2013 Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairperson Lost 0.00% (-56.25%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US Secretary of Education - Mar 14, 2016 D John B. King, Jr.
ME US President - R Caucus - Mar 05, 2016 R Jeb Bush
US President - R Primaries - Feb 09, 2016 R Jeb Bush
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 D Loretta Lynch
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 N John O. Brennan
US Secretary of Defense - Feb 26, 2013 NPA Reject
Solicitor General of the United States - Jun 06, 2011 D Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 D Elena Kagan
CA US Senate - R Primary - Jun 08, 2010 R Carly Fiorina
NY District 23 - Special Election - Nov 03, 2009 R Dede Scozzafava
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
Legal Adviser of the Department of State - Jun 25, 2009 N Harold Koh
Solicitor General of the United States - Mar 19, 2009 D Elena Kagan
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
ME US President - R Caucus - Feb 02, 2008 R John McCain
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R John McCain
CT US Senate - Nov 07, 2006 ID Joe Lieberman
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John Glover Roberts Jr.
US Attorney General - Jan 20, 2001 R John Ashcroft
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor