PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrats are champing at the bit to unseat Republican Sen. Susan Collins. They're organizing, raising money, and going on the attack.
All they need is a candidate.
Critics are still incensed over the prominent centrist's vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and are angry over the government shutdown. They say she has veered to the right and are no longer confident she'll stand up to President Donald Trump.
Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon is one of several Democrats weighing a run. She says she anticipates a candidate will emerge representing "the next generation of leadership."
A spokeswoman for Collins says that no one will out-work her or have a stronger command of the issues.