In Susan Cover's interview with Maine Republican Party Executive Director Julie O’Brien, we learn:
Early in 2008, Republican incumbent Sen. Susan Collins will open her campaign headquarters in Portland, and O’Brien expects national attention to follow soon thereafter.Hmm.
“I do know people on the national level will be playing in Maine with resources,” she said.
Will be? I'd say the floodgates are already open.
As we noted two weeks ago:
Seven out of every ten dollars raised by Collins has come from outside of Maine.Call me kooky, but I think that qualifies as "national attention."
She's raised more money for this race in the DC metro region than from any city in Maine.
She's raised more money from one zip code in Paradise Valley, AZ than any Maine zip code but one. (04107: Cape Elizabeth.)
And she's raised more money from business PACs than from all of her in-state donors combined.
Or is Sen. Collins camp planning to crank it up a couple of notches?