Collins gets mention in story about potential Trump running mates
Sen. Susan Collins was mentioned in a Sunday New York Times story about possible running mates for Republican front-runner Donald Trump, but said “I’m not waiting by my phone.”
Representatives for Maine’s senior senator said she wasn’t immediately available Sunday to comment on the front-page story about the dearth of Republican politicians eager to run on a ticket with the New York businessman should he win the nomination.
The story in the Times characterized Collins’ response by saying she giggled when asked if she would consider being Trump’s running mate.
The Times reported Sunday that a range of leading Republicans, including Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina and Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona have been “emphatic publicly or with their advisers and allies that they do not want to be considered as Mr. Trump’s running mate.”