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Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)

Political Highlights: Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation commissioner, 1987-91; Small Business Administration official, 1992-93; Maine deputy treasurer, 1993; Republican nominee for governor, 1994; U.S. Senate, 1997-present
Born: Dec. 7, 1952; Caribou, Maine
Residence: Bangor
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Husband, Thomas Daffron
Education: St. Lawrence U., B.A. 1975
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Commerce-Justice-Science; Defense; Energy-Water; Military Construction-VA; Transportation-HUD - Chairman); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Primary Health and Retirement Security); Select Intelligence; Special Aging

Election History
2014generalSusan Collins (R) 413,50568.5
Shenna Bellows (D) 190,25431.5
2008generalSusan Collins (R) 444,30061.3
Tom Allen (D) 279,51038.6
2002generalSusan Collins (R) 295,04158.4
Chellie Pingree (D) 209,85841.6
1996generalSusan Collins (R) 298,42249.2
Joseph Brennan (D) 266,22643.9
John Rensenbrink (I) 23,4413.9
William Clarke (TAX) 18,6183.1
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Maine is 32nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.