The Democrats Went All Out Against Susan Collins. Rural Maine Grimaced.

The $180 million Senate contest, a political scientist said, “was like being a local in Woodstock in 1969: When it first started, it was exciting and fun, but by the end, it was muddy and dirty.”

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Why Polling on The 2020 Presidential Election Missed the Mark

As politics becomes a high-stakes spectator sport, pollsters are reviewing their latest failures. But is part of the problem the public’s overly high expectations of precision?

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Hell Hath No Fury Like a Trump Scorned

The victory of the Biden-Harris ticket and the enduring power of Republicanism tell two stories.

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Susan Collins Was Never Going to Lose

In an election year when all politics seems national, Maine stays local.

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Republicans Tighten Hold on Senate, but Control Could Be Decided in Runoffs

Along with falling short of expectations in the Senate, Democrats also saw their House majority shrink as Republicans made crucial pickups.

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Voting System in Maine Threatens Collins in Final Days of Close Senate Race

The state’s new ranked-choice system could prove dangerous for Senator Susan Collins, who is running for a fifth term against Sara Gideon, a Democrat.

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Woman Who Mailed Threat to Susan Collins Gets 30 Months in Prison

Suzanne Muscara, 38, sent a threatening letter to the senator’s home in 2018 after becoming upset with her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice, the authorities said.

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Trump Has a Women Problem. Susan Collins, Martha McSally and Kelly Loeffler Aren’t Helping.

To be in today’s Republican Party requires a particularly gross form of self-abasement.

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Susan Collins Hasn’t Changed Much, but Maine Has

Democrats are angry with her. Republicans see her as disloyal to the president. Her old-fashioned politics? “I don’t know if people respond as well to that anymore,” said her G.O.P. predecessor in the Senate.

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It’s Not Easy Being an Optimist in Maine

We have late-spring storms and high-stakes Senate races. But we also have lobster and Patty Griffin.

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Sara Gideon Is Running Strong Against Susan Collins in Maine

Her opponent, Sara Gideon, is running on her record in the state — but does it matter in a year when all politics is national?

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Ginsburg Remembered as Champion of Justice as Struggle Continues Over Her Successor

Long lines of mourners waited outside the Supreme Court to pay their respects, but President Trump again made clear he would not honor her dying wish that filling her seat wait until the next president was chosen.

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Supreme Court Fight Could Scramble Intense Battle for Senate

Republicans see benefits for candidates struggling in conservative states, but Democrats say the vacancy sharpens their health care message and underscores Republican fealty to Trump.

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Mitch McConnell Has Seen the Promised Land

Chutzpah doesn’t even begin to cover it.

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How The Supreme Court Vacancy Injects New Uncertainty Into 2020 Election

After the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it was not clear that President Trump’s right-wing coalition would be more motivated by a confirmation fight than the alliance of liberals and moderates supportive of Mr. Biden would be.

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Court Vacancy Injects New Uncertainty Into Rancorous Election Battle

After the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it was not clear that President Trump’s right-wing coalition would be more motivated by a confirmation fight than the alliance of liberals and moderates supportive of Mr. Biden would be.

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Can Mitch McConnell Be Stopped?

If Republicans give Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat to some Federalist Society fanatic, Democrats should pack the court.

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Virus Pulls Down Trump, Poll Shows, and G.O.P. Senators Suffer With Him

A New York Times/Siena College survey showed Joe Biden leading President Trump by wide margins in Maine and Arizona, and effectively tied in North Carolina. Susan Collins trailed her Democratic rival in Maine’s Senate race.

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Polls: Coronavirus Pulls Down Trump and GOP Senators Suffer

A New York Times/Siena College survey showed Joe Biden leading President Trump by wide margins in Maine and Arizona, and effectively tied in North Carolina. Susan Collins trailed her Democratic rival in Maine’s Senate race.

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Susan Rice Wants to Run for Office. Will Her First Campaign Be for V.P.?

The former national security adviser is on the short list to be Joe Biden’s running mate. She has never been elected to public office, but in 2018 she took a close look at running for Senate — and at her own political strengths and vulnerabilities.

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As Trump Slumps, Republican Donors Look to Save the Senate

Senators and donors worry that with President Trump in trouble and the House probably out of reach, the Senate could be their last chance to hold power in Washington.

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As Trump Slumps in Polls, Republican Donors Look to Save the Senate

Senators and donors worry that with President Trump in trouble and the House probably out of reach, the Senate could be their last chance to hold power in Washington.

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Who Can Make Trump Miserable This Fall?

Goodbye, Jeff Sessions, hello … Heir Archy.

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Sara Gideon Wins Democratic Nomination in Maine to Challenge Susan Collins

Ms. Gideon, backed by the Senate Democratic campaign arm and outside political groups, had long been the favorite to challenge Senator Collins, the sole remaining New England Republican in Congress.

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Primary Elections in Alabama, Texas and Maine: Live Updates

In today’s voting, Jeff Sessions is hoping to win back his old Senate seat in Alabama, and other key races are taking place in Texas and Maine.

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Biden vs. Trump 2020 Live Updates: Trump Talks Up Tuberville as Alabama Votes

Jeff Sessions hopes to win back his old Senate seat in Alabama, while primary and runoff elections are taking place in Texas and Maine. Joe Biden is releasing a new clean energy plan.

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Election Poll Updates in Alabama, Maine and Texas Primary and Runoffs

Jeff Sessions is fighting for his political life in an Alabama race that will signal the strength of President Trump’s hold on his base. And in Maine, the spotlight is on which Democrat will face Susan Collins.

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What Time Do Polls Close in Alabama, Maine and Texas?

Jeff Sessions is fighting for his political life in an Alabama race that will signal the strength of President Trump’s hold on his base. And in Maine, the spotlight is on which Democrat will face Susan Collins.

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Mainers Are ‘Disappointed’ Too, Susan Collins

Maybe we’ve been expecting too much of her all along.

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Susan Collins Battles for Survival in Maine

The fourth-term Republican is staring down a better-funded challenger and national headwinds, all while campaigning amid coronavirus restrictions.

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In Rare Break, Some Republicans Reject Trump’s Harsh Response to Unrest

The president’s crackdown on peaceful protesters drew condemnations from a handful of Republican lawmakers, but Democrats planned to push them to back up their words with legislative measures.

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Trump’s Attack on the Inspector General’s Office Is an Attack on Accountability

Firing the watchdogs charged with protecting the public’s money and policing the executive branch undermines democracy.

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Democrats Show Fund-Raising Energy in Key Senate Races

In contests in Kentucky, South Carolina, Kansas, Maine, Colorado and Arizona, Democratic candidates raised more money in the first quarter of 2020 than their Republican opponents.

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