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Senator Susan Collins: Is this what a modern-day GOP moderate looks like?

President Obama won Maine handily in 2008 and 2012. But even at the height of his popularity, one politician outperformed him in the state: GOP Senator Susan Collins. The 444,300 votes Collins received in the small, rural New England state […]

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Senator Susan Collins: Is this what a modern-day GOP moderate looks like?

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President Obama won Maine handily in 2008 and 2012. But even at the height of his popularity, one politician outperformed him in the state: GOP Senator Susan Collins. The 444,300 votes Collins received in the small, rural New England state […]

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It's been years in the making, but it's still shocking on some level for people who have been watching Florida for a while. Charlie Crist, the once-vaunted Republican governor

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