Susan Collins featured in ad of Republicans criticizing Trump

Sen. Susan Collins

Sen. Susan Collins

Some high profile Maine Republicans, including state Senator Roger Katz, former U.S. Senator Bill Cohen and current U.S. Senator Susan Collins, have said they will not vote for Donald Trump for president. Of those, Sen. Cohen has said he will be voting for Hillary Clinton.

Now an ad is out that features Senator Collins,* along with a number of other Republicans.

The ad starts with comments by Sen. Lindsay Graham, who in June 2016 said that Trump’s attack on Judge Curiel for having family from Mexico, was “the most un-American thing from a politician since Joe McCarthy.” The ad shows Graham saying of Trump “He’s a race-baiting xenophobic bigot.”

Two other Republican U.S. Senators – Jeff Flake of Arizona and Ben Sasse of Nebraska — are also included in the ad, along with former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and GOP Congressmen Richard Hanna of New York and Reid Ribble of Wisconsin.

Here is the ad:

* Addendum: According to Senator Collins’ Communications Director, “Senator Collins did not authorize the Clinton campaign to use her image or her words in this political ad. She has made clear that she will not be voting for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.”

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Amy Fried loves Maine's sense of community and the wonderful mix of culture and outdoor recreation. She loves politics in three ways: as an analytical political scientist, a devoted political junkie and a citizen who believes politics matters for people's lives. Fried is Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine. Her views do not reflect those of her employer or any group to which she belongs.