In order to influence Collins' vote, political action committees Maine People's Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership have joined forces with Ady Barkan, a dying father who has advocated tirelessly for health care reform, in order to crowdfund a campaign to influence her. But amidst the attention it was receiving were signs that its efforts could be backfiring. Collins, who has expressed concerns about abortion rights, is seen as a key swing vote on Kavanaugh, but a spokeswoman says anybody who "thinks these tactics would work" on the senator "obviously doesn't know her".
After a meeting with Mr Kavanaugh last month, Senator Collins declared he assured her that he regarded Roe V Wade as a "settled" law.
Senator Collins ran for Congress on a platform of being both pro-choice and someone who would prioritise the needs of her constituents over her party.
In an interview with the right-leaning news site Newsmax on Monday, Collins said that entire campaign was tantamount to a "bribe", and that she would not allow it to shape her decision.
"I think they're playing a game to avoid the literal application of the bribery statute", he said.
Campaign legal experts, though, were less certain, saying that as long as they aren't offering her the money, it may be perfectly legal.
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"It seems kind of icky but it doesn't rise to the level of bribery because there's no agreement, " Jordan Libowitz, a spokesman for the Citizens for Ethics and Responsibilities.
"It's just the way money and politics tend to work these days", he said.
The two activist groups did not respond to a request for comment.
The tone of the listing was alternately threatening and encouraging.
Hunt, a Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC, appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe", where she reacted to the abusive calls Collins' office has received in the past week. The centrist Heitkamp won by only 1% in 2012, and in 2018, she is in a very close race with Republican nominee Kevin Cramer-who is painting himself as reliably pro-Trump in the campaign. "We will get you out of office".
Along with Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Collins' vote could change the outcome of this critical legislation.
One of the world's most successful professional dog mushers is speaking out against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
The campaign is just one of many created to influence Collins' vote on Kavanaugh, who opponents say could be the fifth vote in a majority Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
A Reddit user has gotten hold of these cases and compared them to the dimensions of the iPhone X as well as the iPhone 8 Plus. The "plus" models a bigger screen with a better camera and a multitude of more features in comparison to the lower models.
Apple is widely anticipated to unveil the 2018 iPhone lineup dubbed as iPhone Xs , iPhone Xr and iPhone Xs Plus . The Apple Watch Series 4 will have slimmer bezels and will support electrocardiography (ECG) readings, Kuo said.
It will rely on Face Unlock and the new tech in-display fingerprint sensor instead to lock/unlock the phones. OnePlus pointed out that users unlock their devices "multiple times" during the course of the day.
The Series 4 is available to preorder on Friday, Sept. 14, and goes on sale in stores and online on Friday, Sept. 21. The new Apple smartwatch now processes data up to eight times faster and will be able to detect when the user falls.
Hundreds of people were arrested in Russian Federation on Sunday while participating in protests against pension reform. Petersburg, a crowd of around 1,000 people shouted "shame" and held signs calling for Putin's resignation.
The Vatican said Wednesday the leaders of the national bishops' conferences would meet with Pope Francis from February 21 to 24. Pope Francis will meet with US cardinals and bishops Thursday to discuss the sex abuse scandal , according to the Vatican .
In the past year , ICC has shown signs of being willing to bring cases against the United States for possible war crimes. Bolton said the U.S. remained committed to negotiating a peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians.
But it's time to move on. "I'm excited to show you what is, by far, the most advanced iPhone we have ever created". While the smartphones are a big upgrade from a year ago , there's a lot more which Apple announced at its event.
A member of the commission, Peter Naessens , however, is not convinced, and will proceed to meet EA before a formal court hearing. Loot boxes are virtual containers filled with mystery in-game items, such as weapons or currency.
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Mac App Store apps caught stealing user data
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Tropical storm Florence expected to become hurricane
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SC could face devastating flooding from Hurricane Florence even if the storm misses the Palmetto State entirely. The National Hurricane Center will issue its next update on the storm at 11 a.m.
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