Facing a difficult re-election campaign in a district with many Democrat voters, Republican Senator Susan Collins has signaled she won’t campaign against presumptive Trump opponent Joe Biden.
Collins’ Democrat election opponent Sara Gideon is leading in the most recent 2 state polls and in the RealClearPolitics polling average.
TheHill reports Republican Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) said she will not campaign against former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
Collins said in an interview with The New York Times that she does not campaign against former colleagues. Collins and and Biden served together in the Senate.
The New England senator said she knows Biden “very well” from their days serving in the upper chamber together and that she doesn’t plan to violate her own rule.
“I do not campaign against my colleagues in the Senate,” Collins told the Times.
Collins, a moderate in her party, said publicly in 2016 that she would not be voting for President Trump.
She has since progressively fallen out favor with Trump and has been reluctant to say if she supports his reelection bid.
“My inclination is just to stay out of the presidential and focus on my own race,” Collins said.