Senator Olympia Snowe Will Not Seek Reelection

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

In a surprising move, Maine Senator Olympia Snowe announced on Tuesday that she will not pursue a fourth term in November. One of the three Republicans to support president Obama's 2009 stimulus package, Snowe cited the senate's "atmosphere of polarization" as one of the reasons she decided not to run. Her departure is yet another sign that moderates are less influential in D.C.

Todd Zwillich is Takeaway Washington correspondent. He explains why Snowe's retirement is a boost to Democrats. Ron Christie is Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist.


Ron Christie and Todd Zwillich

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Paul R. Smith

Comments [1]


Monkees memory...I was 10, just starting to listen to music on my pocket transistor radio no less. My brother was 18, my hero, and just back from his first year at college where he was into heavy music. I gushed about my band the Monkees and my brother broke my heart with a rant, "fake...created by the man...actors...they're not real musicians". I went to bed, took out my radio, tuned into the top 40 station, and very quietly sang along to "Day Dream Believer."

Mar. 01 2012 08:53 AM

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