Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, voted against advancing the bill that would have repealed "don't ask, don't tell" because Democrats would not agree to extend debate so that her GOP colleagues could weigh in on other issues. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, voted against advancing the bill that would have repealed "don't ask, don't tell" because Democrats would not agree to extend debate so that her GOP colleagues could weigh in on other issues. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)