Sen. Susan Collins Feted as “Hero of Kavanaugh Confirmation” at High-Dollar California Fundraiser

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      According to data published by the Center for Responsive Politics, 96 percent of the cash raised by the Collins campaign this cycle has been from out of state. She has received $162,000 from donors in Maine, but raised more than three times as much ($504,000) from donors in California, and in New York ($573,000).

      Former Rep. Mimi Walters, a California Republican who was ousted in 2018 by Democrat Katie Porter, will introduce the Republican senator from Maine. Porter’s win was part of a seismic shift in Orange County, in which Democrats swept House Republicans completely out of office, part of an ongoing realignment in which Democrats have begun to dominate suburban districts.

      Collins is known for her ability to turn herself into the victim of an opponent’s political machinations, and the Lincoln women portrayed her as one in the Kavanaugh saga: “As you know, her actions during the Kavanaugh hearings have made her a #1 target among the radical left,” the invitation reads.

      Collins’s actions, while celebrated in GOP circles, have been the subject of controversy in Maine, as her speech on October 5 of last year announcing her decision to support Kavanaugh called into question the veracity of Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her. Collins argued that Blasey Ford “testified that although she does not remember how she got home that evening, she knew that because of the distance she would have needed a ride. Yet, not a single person has come forward to say that they were the ones who drove her home or were in the car with her that night. And Prof. Ford also indicated that even though she left that small gathering of six or so people abruptly and without saying goodbye and distraught, none of them called her the next day or ever to ask why she left. ‘Is she OK?’”

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      Congrats, “pro choice Susan”. You put a rapist on the Supreme Court who will probably overturn Roe vs Wade. Not exactly the legacy I’d want to leave in the Senate.

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

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