No, the biggest RINO in the United States Senate is not John McCain. While McCain still deserves the title “King of the RINOs,” he’s moved slightly to the right in recent years and while he’s still well into RINO territory, Collins beats him out based on both longevity and her current voting record. She is without a doubt, the “Queen of the RINOs.”
Susan Collins was born December 7, 1952 and is the senior Senator from Maine. Collins has served in the U.S. Senate since 1997 and she serves as Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging.
Collins was born in Caribou, Maine and graduated from St. Lawrence University. She got her start in politics as Senator William Cohen’s assistant back in 1975.
In 1987, Collins was hired by Governor John R. McKernan, Jr . He assigned her the role of commissioner of the state’s department that deals with both professional and financial regulation. In 1992, Collins was named director of the administration’s small regional office that is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
While she was residing in Massachusetts for a short while, Collins was employed to be a Deputy State Director. When she moved to back to her hometown in 1994, Collins became the first woman to be nominated as a Republican nominee for Governor in Maine’s general election. Even though she lost, Collins went on to bigger and better things.
As stated above, Collins was born and raised in Caribou, Maine by her parents Patricia and Donald F. Collins. She has five other siblings. Both her parents served as mayor and her father eventually served in both of houses of Maine’s legislature.
Collins attended Caribou High School and was elected president of the student council. In her last year of high school, she was selected to participate in the U.S Senate program and went to Washington D.C. for the very first time.
After high school, Collins went on to pursue her college education at St. Lawrence University in New York. She graduated in 1975 and received her bachelor’s degree in government.
Collins was elected to the U.S Senate in 1996 and has been there ever since, re-elected to office for three more terms… in 2002, 2008 and 2014.
Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Subcommittee on Defense
Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
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Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (Chair)
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
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Special Committee on Aging (Chair)