Republican Sen. Susan Collins won her fifth, six-year term representing Maine in the U.S. Senate, defeating Democratic challenger Sara Gideon. Democratic groups began targeting Collins after her vote to confirm U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, giving Gideon a boost in one of the most expensive races in Maine’s history.
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