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Most or all Republicans in the Senate will vote to confirm him; most or all Democrats will reject him.

Collins told the AP that she hasn't made up her mind yet.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley may hold a committee vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination as early as Thursday, and it looks as though the full Senate will vote on his nomination this month.

As of Wednesday the fund was up to more than $1.1 million, rapidly approaching the goal of $1.3 million-the same amount Collins reportedly has on-hand for her 2020 re-election campaign-that Barkan's group has now set.

Susan Collins is one of the senators who far-right wingnuts and Tea Party extremists like to call a RINO: Republican In Name Only.

Collins herself told conservative publication Newsmax that the effort would not change her vote on Kavanaugh, equating it with a bribe, and saying, "I think it demonstrates the new lows to which the judge's opponents have stooped". Kavanaugh is committed to ending healthcare for people with pre-existing conditions. Murkowski has not said whether she will vote for or against Trump's nominee, but if her vote for Gorsuch is any indication, pressure from the GOP will outweigh pressure from pro-choice groups.

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"President Trump's nominee for the high court told lawmakers during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Roe v. Wade set an "important precedent" in 1973 before being "reaffirmed many times", but the MA lawmaker isn't letting up on her "#StopKavanaugh" activism.

In addition to the usual calls and visits to Collins' office, people have been getting creative in finding ways to express their anti-Kavanaugh opinion.

"Attempting to bribe Senator Collins to vote against Judge Kavanaugh and threatening sexual violence against staffers if she votes for him is absolutely disgusting", Hatch's office tweeted.

"We won't let it stifle us".

Democrats and liberal advocacy groups contend that Kavanaugh's confirmation would cement a right-leaning court for a generation. "And her safety has relied on her having a lot of strength with independent and Democratic women". The stakes were on display throughout the confirmation hearings last week, with about 70 people arrested on the hearing's first day and charged with disorderly conduct.

Democrats accused Republicans of seeking to ram the confirmation through without a thorough vetting before the November midterm elections. "Unlike most of our decisions, which can be amended, repealed, or otherwise corrected over time, this is a one-time vote on a lifetime appointment which will likely profoundly affect our country for the foreseeable future".

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