Technically she is going to meet her most up-to-date self-imposed deadline for asserting this fall: Winter begins on Dec. 21. The Maine submitting deadline is in March.
Democrats and Republicans have been watching her reelection timeline evolve with nice curiosity as she’s delay formally asserting her determination.
Republicans say she’s the one individual within the get together that may preserve that seat in GOP palms; Democrats have privately puzzled whether or not she may retire amid President Donald Trump’s impeachment and Maine’s more and more blue hue.
Although Collins is anticipated to face a tough problem from establishment-backed statehouse Speaker Sara Gideon, it will be an enormous political shock if Collins didn’t run for a fifth time period.
Collins has been elevating cash and operating advertisements amid an onslaught of assaults from Democrats and appears wanting to show that her model of bipartisanship can lower by Trump’s divisiveness.