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View Diary: ME-Sen: Collins can'€™t win News Cycle on March 31 fundraising totals - what can Collins' $3M buy? (6 comments)

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  •  Collins wins by getting (2+ / 0-)

    so many Democrat's votes. I wish I knew how to convince these dems to vote for Shenna. I don't understand what motivates them. I know one person, quite progressive, who votes for Collins because he thinks that it's important to have Senators with seniority and thinks Collins relatively liberal. I told him that Collins and Snowes votes for Roberts and Alito show they can't even be counted on to protect a woman's right to choose.  Most races across the land are waged by convincing independents that the Democratic brand is better than the Republican brand. This race is more about convincing people who already buy the Democratic brand to not vote Republican.

    I'm hoping that Shenna's strong stand on the NSA peels away some of the automatic wingnut support that Collins gets simply because these folks think the dems =big government.

    music- the universal language

    by daveygodigaditch on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 06:27:08 AM PDT

    •  Twas bad news for SC's previous opponents, but (1+ / 0-)
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      it suggests that Collins' support is, though mile-wide, also inch-deep.

      The general principle that

      'You can't fool all of the moderate Democrats all of the time'
      and the fact that
      trying to move from 18 years to 24 years starts to look a lot like "all of the time",
      ...may be part of the reason that George Mitchell, William Cohen and Olympia Snowe -- all of whom had higher winning margins than Susan Collins -- each decided not to ask Maine voters for more than 18 years in office.

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