Democrat LaJeunesse drops bid to unseat GOP Sen. Collins

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — One of the Democrats vying for the opportunity to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is dropping out and endorsing the state’s House speaker in the Democratic primary. Former Google executive Ross LaJeunesse said he’s determined “that given current circumstances, there is no longer a path to victory for our campaign.” LaJeunesse said House Speaker Sara Gideon “is the only Democrat who can beat Susan Collins.” Collins is facing perhaps her toughest reelection as she seeks a fifth term. Democrats are attacking her votes for the GOP tax cut and for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanagh.