Sen. Olympia Snowe
Oct 18, 2012 — The race for the state's open U.S. Senate seat has been dominated by three things: an independent former governor, third-party spending and a barrage of negative television ads. Among the casualties of the campaign have been the candidates' positions on the issues.
Feb 28, 2012 — Maine elbowed its way onto the national political stage with the surprising news that Sen. Olympia Snowe, the 65-year old, three-term moderate Republican senator, won't run for re-election. From a statement she issued, it appears Washington's partisan bickering just got kind of old for the senator. The news was immediately perceived as a serious setback to GOP hopes to gain Senate control.