I’m disappointed that Downeasters up north chose Sen. Susan Collins over Sara Gideon. But it’s sweet when the prognosticators of pre-election polls are proven wrong.

Mainers choose their elected officials with more nuance than folks in New York. We tend to roll hard left or hard right without much space for complexity.

Here, in the land of  what Tom Wolfe called “radical chic,” we need more of what voters in Maine and New England have: an independent streak.

Gene Roman
Bronx, New York

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