Republican incumbent Senator Collins claims victory in Maine

U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks to supporters on stage at her election night headquarters at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor, Maine, U.S., November 4, 2020. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins claimed victory in her U.S. Senate re-election contest on Wednesday, saying her Democratic challenger has called to concede the race.

“This is an affirmation of the work that I’m doing in Washington,” Collins told reporters. Her rival, Democrat Sarah Gideon, has scheduled an announcement.

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