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PoliticsCollins boasts best fundraising quarter after Kavanaugh vote

00:20  04 february  2019
00:20  04 february  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Susan Collins (R-Maine) had the best fundraising quarter of her career in office after her pivotal vote to appoint Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. “We focused our fundraising efforts nationally, which we typically do until the election year, which is why there were relatively fewer donations from

Following her pivotal vote in favor of appointing Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Sen. Susan Collins had the best fundraising quarter of her career in office, The Hill reported on Sunday.

Collins boasts best fundraising quarter after Kavanaugh vote© Stefani Reynolds Collins boasts best fundraising quarter after Kavanaugh vote Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) had the best fundraising quarter of her career in office after her pivotal vote to appoint Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Collins raised $1.8 million in the final quarter of 2018 according to Federal Election Commission.

The fundraising surge was powered by out of state donations, according to Bangor Daily News on Sunday.

Of the nearly $900,000 Collins received from individual donors contributing over $200, only $19,000 came from people with Maine addresses.

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Susan Collins had the best fundraising quarter of her career, shattering her previous best with the help of a flood of out-of-state money. After announcing her decision to vote in favor of Kavanaugh ’s controversial nomination during a speech on the Senate floor in early October, Collins raised .8

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"We made an effort to have a strong quarter because we wanted to send the message that Senator Collins will be prepared to run a vigorous campaign in 2020," said Amy Abbott, deputy treasurer of Collins' campaign committee, according to the Daily News.

"We focused our fundraising efforts nationally, which we typically do until the election year, which is why there were relatively fewer donations from Maine."

Her previous donation high was $1.2 million in the second quarter of 2007.

Collins received only $140,000 in the quarter before her vote on Kavanaugh.

The justice was confirmed 50 to 48, with Collins and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) casting the key votes.

Collins's support of the nominee, who was accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford, triggered a flurry of opposition calls for a Democrat to challenge her in 2020.

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