Maine senator's vote streak nears 5000
July 12th, 2012
11:53 AM ET
2 years ago

Maine senator's vote streak nears 5000

Washington, DC (CNN) - As one of a shrinking number of moderate Senate Republicans willing to vote across party lines, Susan Collins is accustomed to enormous attention being paid to many of the votes she casts. After all, her yeas or nays often determine whether key legislation lives or dies.

On Thursday, senators are expected to once again turn their attention to a vote by the junior senator from Maine. This time, though, it's not because the outcome of a bill is in question, but because Collins will cast her 5,000th consecutive vote, a streak she's kept alive since taking office in 1997.

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  1. RealityBites

    This certainly explain why CNN's reporters in Maine had such a hard time finding a democrat who cares about the election.

    July 12, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  2. Al-NY,NY

    one of the few reasonable, thinking Republicans in the Senate.....no wonder they call her a RINO.

    July 12, 2012 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    So, she hasn't missed a vote since 1997? Really, that is remarkable.

    July 12, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  4. 2020

    Senator Collins. Thanks for your service to the people of this country.

    the 5000 votes marks a remarkable milestone. Hope all your colleagues in Congress, house and senate model after you.

    July 12, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  5. tellin it like it is

    how many democrat senators vote for republican bills? none, harry reid doesn't allow any votes to occur. and those democrats that have voted against obama's bills are all leaving or have been driven out by the progressives. far left lunacy rules the senate, until november at least.

    July 12, 2012 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    RealityBites

    This certainly explain why CNN's reporters in Maine had such a hard time finding a democrat who cares about the election.
    ---------
    Would you mind translating that? Most of us don't speak the right wing coded languages.

    July 12, 2012 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "This certainly explain why CNN's reporters in Maine had such a hard time finding a democrat who cares about the election."

    Yeah, I mean, the other senate race where the independent is winning because of overwhelming support from registered Democrats...that doesn't shwo that Dems are indeed active and involved in this election cycle in ME.

    July 12, 2012 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  8. IF YOU SIGNED GROVER'S PLEDGE, YOU ARE A TRAITOR TO THE U.S.

    Who cares? I'm more concerned that it costs $30,275,229 to run Congress for a day, and the GOP has had 33 repeal votes for the ACA and have 0 votes on the President's jobs bill. It's time to fire the GOP.

    July 12, 2012 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    The Tea Party has kicked to the curb one of the best Senators the Republicans have. I hope they pay the price
    in November.

    July 12, 2012 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  10. Name JR

    Good job senator now go get a real job. Even baseball moved ahead w/o Cal Ripken. We don't need lifetime bureaucrats. We need statesmen who limit the power of govt. That's what US was all about. Freedom vs Fairness. Freedom trumps.

    July 12, 2012 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  11. tellin it like it is

    she would have reached this number years ago if harry reid and the democrats hadn't stopped voting on bills passed by the house. time to get rid of the deadwood democrats in the senate. why are they so afraid to vote on anything? are they afraid it will pass and they don't want obama to have to veto everything? they have done this for two years now. unless they get voted out, nothing will ever happen. millions out of work and the country going broke and they pull this stuff? crazy.

    July 12, 2012 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |