One campaign, created to pressure Sen. Although the Maine Senator has a very conservative voting record, she occasionally breaks ranks with her party-for example, Collins voted again impeaching Bill Clinton during his Senate trial in early 1999 and helped sink the American Health Care Act previous year.
Pro-abortion activists are using the mail system to send pro-abortion Republican Susan Collins a dramatic protest against Judge Brett Kavanaugh's potential confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. The moderate Republican, 65, would be up for re-election in 2020, although she hasn't announced yet whether she would seek another term.
"I consider this quid pro quo fundraising to be the equivalent of an attempt to bribe me to vote against Judge Kavanaugh", she said.
Susan Collins is one of the senators who far-right wingnuts and Tea Party extremists like to call a RINO: Republican In Name Only.
Collins insisted that "this effort will not influence my vote at all". "I think it demonstrates the new lows to which the judge's opponents have stooped".
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Marie Follayttar Smith, of Mainers for Accountable Leadership, said the organizers are not aware of any other fundraising campaigns that used similar tactics, but the groups wanted to try something different and thought of the idea during brainstorming sessions.
Earlier today this crowdfunding campaign surpassed the $1,000,000 mark on the backs of 36,752 pledges from people willing to donate their hard earned dollars to the cause.
The Planned Parenthood ads going up on Wednesday include women from a focus group conducted of swing voters in ME explaining their concerns about Kavanaugh and why they believe Collins should oppose him. About 26,000 of the 36,000 donations as of Tuesday afternoon were $20.20, according to the website. He is committed to overturning Roe v. Wade. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, left, are shown during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington.
Collins is one of the two Republican senators representing blue states, and most likely to "flip" against Kavanaugh.
In fact, in leaked emails from 2003 the nominee said himself: "I am not sure that all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the Supreme Court level since Court can always overrule its precedent, and three current Justices on the Court would do so".