‘The Lincoln Project’ Moves To Flip Senate Blue With Viral Video

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The Lincoln Project spotlights the shortcomings of Maine’s Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins in a new video ad that the anti-Trump organization released over the weekend. Collins has, at times, been infamously indecisive, but she’s frequently ended up going with the national Trump-led party line when a particularly contentious issue emerges. For example, she voted to confirm the controversial Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, and she also voted to acquit the president at the conclusion of his Senate impeachment trial earlier this year.

In the new Lincoln Project ad, a narrator says:

‘Susan Collins has lost her way. Once, she knew the paths between right and wrong, our interests and Washington’s interests, what was best for her party and best for Maine. She’s confused. She won’t even say who she supports for president. That’s sad. It’s only going to get worse. Nothing will change. Susan Collins has lost her way. It’s time to bring her home.’

Check out the ad below:

Collins is running in a tough re-election battle against Democratic challenger Sara Gideon, who has frequently led in polls — in fact, Collins has not had an outright lead in a poll among those cataloged by FiveThirtyEight since late June/ early July. FiveThirtyEight estimates that there’s an about 63 percent chance of a Gideon victory as of early Monday. Collins is not the only Republican Senator running for re-election who has been struggling to gain traction — GOP Senators in Arizona and Colorado also seem increasingly likely to lose, and there’s a significant chance of additional GOP losses in places like North Carolina and Georgia.

Opposition to Trump has been very rare among Congressional Republicans, and when the president’s political chances falter, so do those of his enablers in the U.S. House and Senate, it seems. As of early Monday, FiveThirtyEight estimates that the chance of Republicans becoming the majority in the U.S. House is in the single-digits, and on the flip side, Democrats have an about 74 percent chance of becoming the majority in the U.S. Senate as of that same point, according to the forecasting site. Electing Democrats across the government would be critical to helping ensure the success of a potential Biden presidency. Republicans, after all, have long proven their propensity for obstruction.

Check out Twitter’s response to the new Lincoln Project ad below:

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