On the same day Maine’s Republican Gov. Paul LePage endorsed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for president, Maine’s Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins endorsed Christie’s opponent Jeb Bush.

Collins told MPBN News on Wednesday that she will support the former Florida governor in his run for the party’s nomination.

“I have recently made a decision after talking extensively with Jeb Bush that I am going to endorse him for president,” Collins was quoted by MPBN as saying during an event in Bangor.

Collins said she was approached by other candidates about an endorsement but chose Bush, who she said has the executive experience to face the problems a president will face.


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