Susan Collins’ strange place in Maine Republican politics

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She was not on the ballot, but Election Day was still a significant one for U.S. Sen. Susan Collins.

After she stood to gain the chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, she instead will now settle for the No. 2 spot because Democrats held control of the upper chamber. Republicans also lost state elections, leaving Collins as the only one in the upper echelon of Maine politics.

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