Sen. Susan Collins Susan Margaret CollinsFive takeaways from recent fundraising reports up to 2020 Endorsing Trump is not the easiest decision for some Republicans Overnight Defense – Presented by Raytheon – Senate warns Trump on Syria | Trump says & # 39; time will prove & # 39; him just over Intel chiefs | Dems require transparency on border troops | Sexual assault, harassment girl at military academies MORE (R-Maine) had the best fundraising quarter of her office career after her decisive vote on appointing Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Collins raised 1.8 million. $ at the end of 2018, according to the Federal Electoral Commission. 19659006] Fundraising surge was driven by out-of-state donations, according to the 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.
"We were trying to have a strong quarter because we wanted to send the announcement that Senator Collins will be ready to run a strong campaign by 2020," said Amy Abbott, deputy head of the Collins campaign committee, according to Daily News.
"We focused our fundraising efforts nationally, which we typically do until the election year, why there were relatively fewer donations from Maine."
Her previous donation was $ 1.2 million in the second quarter of 2007.
Collins received only $ 140,000 a quarter before voting for Kavanaugh.
Justice was confirmed 50 to 48, with Collins and Sen. Joe Manchin Joseph (Joe) ManchinManchin sends McConnell jams after he quotes that he will crush him as a grape & # 39; Climate change probably hit the hardest of red s tates The duo performs tests for Trump, GOP MORE (DW.Va.) Casting the key votes.
Collin's support from the nominee accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford triggered a resurgence of resistance calling for a democrat to challenge her by 2020.