President Obama owes the passage of his stimulus bill to three senators from the losing side, reports CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier.
"I really believe that what I decided to do was right," Collins said.
As the Hotsheet reported on Friday, their support of the economic recovery bill has them in hot water with a GOP political action committee. The National Republican Trust, the group famous for producing anti-Obama commercials featuring the Rev. Jeremiah Wright during the 2008 election, is back on the airwaves with new radio ads targeting the senators who supported the stimulus.
"It's sort of like being a skunk at the lawn party," Snowe said of the unpopularity of her decision within her party.