BANGOR, Maine — Sen. Susan Collins has joined those making an early endorsement in the GOP race for president. Collins told MPBN News she is supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

“I have recently made a decision after talking extensively with Jeb Bush that I am going to endorse him for president,” Collins said at an event in Bangor.

Collins says Bush has the executive experience as a former governor, something she says is needed by any candidate for president. She says Bush is best equipped to face the many problems a president needs to deal with.

Collins says she has been asked by other candidates for her support but is now committed to Bush.

This article appears through a media partnership with Maine Public Broadcasting Network.