We’ve gotten several emails in recent days from readers asking why all the focus is on Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) when it comes to a compromise on public option while her GOP colleague, fellow Mainer and often-kindred spirit Sen. Susan Collins goes unmentioned. The reason: Collins is a firm no on public option or even a triggered public option, putting her vote out of play. She asserted as much yesterday on CNN. Watch.
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