I beg every voter not to take anything for granted in November. This is no time for complacency, just look at what happened on November 8, 2016. Trump won the Electoral College by less than 80,000 votes in three states; Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
However, it appears that Susan Collins, Republican from Maine, will lose her Senate seat in November. Her support of Trump’s many Constitutional violations, and her vote to confirm sexual predator Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court have made her one of the most unpopular senators in Washington: the people of Maine expected more from a woman who claims to support women’s rights.
Collins has a 36 percent approval rating, and a 55 percent disapproval rating. These numbers are similar to Trump’s: 38 percent approval, and 57 percent disapproval.
Most importantly, Collins has lost all Democratic support and Independents rate her approval rating at just eight percent.
When first elected in 1996, Collins promised to serve just two six-year terms. In November she will be running for her fifth. We can’t trust any Republicans.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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