New York Times quotes Fried in report on Sen. Susan Collins

Amy Fried, a political science professor at the University of Maine, was cited in a New York Times article about whether Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins will run and win again in 2020. Collins said she would decide in the fall if she would seek re-election, but for now, she is behaving like a candidate, the article states. Politics in Maine are complicated, according to the article. Independent voters account for the largest percentage of the electorate and Democratic registration is growing, while the Trump Republicans don’t care much for their senior senator, the New York Times reported. Fried noted the changing landscape. “I’m looking at CNN exit polls from 2014 — 37 percent of liberals voted for Collins and it has 39 percent of Democrats voting for Collins,” she said. “It’s hard to imagine that that’s going to happen again.”