(Cohen, a Republican, has endorsed Collins for re-election to the Senate — and Joe Biden for president.).
Daffron served as a consultant on Collins' 1996, 2002 and 2008 Senate campaigns, and ran her leadership PAC from 2003 until 2012, when they married.
Collins signed over power of attorney when the couple bought a $705,000 townhouse in Washington, public records show.
The firm took in nearly $60 million in federal contracts during his time there, with a significant increase after he became COO.
Daffron had "suggested [Collins] join the less desirable Government Affairs Committee," the Portland Press Herald reported in 2001.
Certain specific provisions included with Collins' 2007 contract reforms appear to have benefited Daffron's firm directly, by adding new requirements for acquisition services that Jefferson specialized in.
Two years later, the firm announced it had landed a $33 million acquisition contract with USAID. »