The Latest: US Sen. Angus King: Collins is putting Maine 1st
ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) – The Latest on Susan Collins‘ decision on whether to run for governor (all times local):
U.S. Sen. Angus King says Susan Collins is putting the people of Maine first by deciding to remain in the U.S. Senate rather than run for governor.
King is a Maine independent who caucuses with Democrats, and Collins is a Republican. King said Friday that Collins has been “a champion for the state of Maine for more than two decades.”
King says Collins‘ decision reflects the senator’s work ethic, dedication to serving Maine people and “infinite energy.”
The 64-year-old Collins announced earlier Friday that she would be staying out of the governor’s race because she believes she can do more for Maine by remaining in the U.S. Senate. She is among a handful of GOP centrists