Collins, Murkowski Most Likely Republicans to Back Obama

Photo Credit: Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File PhotoSens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska held their reputations as leading GOP moderates in 2013.

In CQ Roll Call’s annual look at voting records, the two Republican women led the field of those most likely to vote with President Barack Obama on votes on which the administration clearly took a position, either through a formal Statement of Administration Policy or other expression of policy view.

Collins backed the Obama view on such votes 75.9 percent of the time, with Murkowski following at 72.3 percent. They were the only Republican senators above 70 percent. That’s in line with the argument that Murkowski’s voting record might prove beneficial to the 2014 re-election case of her Democratic counterpart Mark Begich.


Collins’ votes could serve her well in her own re-election bid as a New England Republican this year.

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  • James

    They have to go.

  • Vincent

    Mercowsky, please just go away!

  • amiciLatinae

    Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! If they are Republicans I’m a giraffe!

  • gracentruth

    Murcowshet ran as an independent. Joe Miller was the Republican candidate in 2010. He would be standing with Ted Cruz – or Ted Cruz would be standing with him. Election fraud from the booth to the Alaska supreme court put the fake into D.C. We got what we asked for – shame on us. Peace,

    • cindy

      Murkowski did not run as a independent, that party would not support her as a matter of fact, the ARP is the only party that would support her, we on’t.

  • akprayingmom

    Collins and Murkowski must be recalled or at the very least, voted out when their current terms expire. Murkowski chose to violate federal & state election laws, and used voter intimidation, coersion, and fraud to steal this senate seat. She is nothing but a RINO thug.

  • ChillyinAlaska

    Murcokeski sold out to the democrats to get re-elected. She might as well just be a democrat, would be better for all concerned.