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Collins To Support Elena Kagan 

Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins says she’s back Elena Kagan’s bid to become the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court.The announcement makes her the third republican to break with the party and back President Obama’s nominee to succeed retired Justice John Paul Stevens.GOP Senators Lindey Graham of South Carolina and Richard Lugar of Indiana did so earlier this week.Collins says she doesn’t agree with some of Kagan’s positions but believes she deserves the job based on her record, character and her vow to stick to court precedents.