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Saturday, October 18, 2008

GOP Senator Slams McCain Robo Call

ABC News' Teddy Davis and Rigel Anderson report: Embattled Republican Sen. Susan Collins is calling on Sen. John McCain to stop paying for automated phone calls which describe Sen. Barack Obama as having "worked closely" with "domestic terrorist Bill Ayers."

"These kind of tactics have no place in Maine politics," said Collins spokesman Kevin Kelley. "Sen. Collins urges the McCain campaign to stop these calls immediately."

Contacted on Friday by ABC News, the McCain campaign would not say if it was going to heed the request of Collins who serves as his campaign's co-chair in Maine.

"Obviously, Sen. McCain has great respect for Sen. Collins. But beyond that," said McCain spokesman Brian Rogers, "we don't have any comment."




FYI:

Maine Senate

Candidates

Susan Collins*

Susan Collins* (R)

Bio | Campaign Site

Tom Allen

Tom Allen (D)

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Maine Snapshot

RCP Senate Ranking: Leans GOP

Senate Race: Collins (R) +15.0

Key 2006 State Races: Governor

2004 President: Kerry (D) vs. Bush (R)

Polling Data

PollDateSampleCollins (R)Allen (D)Spread
RCP Average09/08 - 10/02--55.040.0Collins +15.0
Rasmussen10/02 - 10/02500 LV5343Collins +10
SurveyUSA09/22 - 09/23675 LV5539Collins +16
Research 200009/08 - 09/10600 LV5738Collins +19
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