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KINSELLA: Trump growing on Democrats as shock value wanes?

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PORTLAND, MAINE – The woman shrugs.

She doesn’t mention Donald Trump’s latest outrage — that he’s “the chosen one.” She doesn’t even utter his name.

She says she thinks she’s going to vote Democrat. Then she frowns a bit. “But I like Collins.”

She’s referring to Maine Senator Susan Collins, a Republican. Collins is the bane of every Democrat’s existence. She’s the one, more than any other senator, who got Brett Kavanaugh onto the U.S. Supreme Court.

She’s the one who generally supports all of Trump’s nominees. She’s the one who claims to be a moderate Republican — and then votes for Trump’s agenda.

In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks during a TV news interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo

The woman at the door of the bungalow on Hale St. has indicated she’s a Democrat. But she’s ready to vote — again — for a Republican. Susan Collins.

It wouldn’t be a big deal, but it happens again and........

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