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GOP’s Susan Collins come-from-behind election in Maine, in blow to Democrats’ Senate hopes

Embattled Republican incumbent US Senator Susan Collins of Maine scores a come-from-behind election victory as her challenger concedes, virtually closing Democrats’ pathway to regaining control of the US Senate.

“I just received a very gracious call from Sara Gideon conceding the race,” says Collins, 67, who had trailed for months in polling against her Democratic rival.

Gideon says in a televised address that she spoke with Collins and “congratulated her on winning this election,” which chalks up another victory for Republicans from yesterday’s election.

Republicans are defending their 53-47 majority in the Senate, and Gideon’s loss makes it that much more difficult for Democrats to win back the upper chamber of Congress.

— AFP

Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine announces that her competitor Sara Gideon, called to concede on November 4, 2020, in Bangor, Maine. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP)
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