Re: Sen. Susan Collins’ re-election victory: Many outdoors of our state interpret assume that Mainers are impartial in politics and this might not be farther from the reality. I reside in Kittery and establish as a liberal Democrat. I reside amongst like minded liberals, independents, libertarian and there’s no scarcity of die-hard conservative Trump supporters. We’re all passionate and unwavering in our political beliefs. We aren’t impartial nor are we individually nuanced in the case of our political affiliations.
I grew up in Maine and have lived right here for the reason that age of 5 with no plans of leaving. Having been born in Louisiana and related to my father’s Chicago roots, I’ve skilled political interactions in different places. What really units us Mainers aside as a “average state” is our means to place each other earlier than politics. Maine is distinguishably completely different than many locations in the case of the loyalty of our neighborhood over politics
My mechanic hates Harris, my snow plow dons Trump flags and my favourite buyer would depart Trump pamphlets beneath my windshield to tease. Once I was divorced and acquired a gun to guard myself, it was NRA die hards neighbors who graciously volunteered to assist me discover ways to load and shoot it – with after all, some jesting at my expense for being a liberal who can’t shoot.
I’m a liberal, Black Lives Matter supporting, professional LGBTQI registered Democrat who enthusiastically voted for each Joe Biden and Susan Collins. As a Mainer, this isn’t odd nor does it stand out. I’m a kind of who cares about “Placing Maine first” which implies each my neighbors and Maine’s prosperity. I don’t agree with the whole lot Collins has performed, however I voted for her confirmed loyalty to Maine over all else, and people are values core to our state’s character and what determined my vote.