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Snowe makes it official: She will seek a third Senate term
boston.com ^ | 12-14-04

Posted on 12/14/2004 6:03:56 AM PST by SheLion

PORTLAND, Maine -- Erasing any potential doubts, U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe told a Maine Public Radio call-in program that she intends to seek a third term in 2006.

"I am running for re-election," Snowe said Monday. "It's sort of early to announce all that, but people have asked me so I obviously want to make sure that people know that I do intend to run for re-election."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: 2006; election; government; limits; olympiasnowe; rinos; senate; term
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Thanks for the warning!!!
1 posted on 12/14/2004 6:03:57 AM PST by SheLion
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To: AdamInMaine; d3maine; Conservative; spartan68; Madame Dufarge; busybody; Severa; SheLion; ...


2 posted on 12/14/2004 6:04:31 AM PST by SheLion (Only 10 more days until Christmas Eve!!!)
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Are there any conservative Democrats in ME who could run against her?


3 posted on 12/14/2004 6:06:56 AM PST by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: SheLion

Need a RINO hunt!


4 posted on 12/14/2004 6:08:45 AM PST by 2banana (They want to die for Islam and we want to kill them)
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To: wideawake
Are there any conservative Democrats in ME who could run against her?

Lord only knows!

Snowe is the first one to step up to the plate. I haven't heard any wheels turning of those that might run against her.

I'm sure if any of them read FR, someone will go up against her, since it's plain how most of us in Maine feel about her.

5 posted on 12/14/2004 6:09:57 AM PST by SheLion (Only 10 more days until Christmas Eve!!!)
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To: SheLion

The only reason she announced her candidacy this early was to hopefully preempt any conservative challenge from within the Republican Party.


6 posted on 12/14/2004 6:11:01 AM PST by TommyDale
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To: SheLion
She announced on NPR, that's hilarious!  Alright, the main question is, will she finally be honest and run as a D?
Owl_Eagle

"You know, I'm going to start thanking
the woman who cleans the restroom in
the building I work in.  I'm going to start
thinking of her as a human being"

-Hillary Clinton
(Yes, she really said that
Peggy Noonan
The Case Against Hillary Clinton, pg 55)

7 posted on 12/14/2004 6:11:38 AM PST by South Hawthorne (Enrage a liberal- "Happy Birthday Jesus!")
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To: SheLion
The only thing worse than her winning is for a "liberal / progressive" Democrat to win - and I'm a little shaky on that, if is were a moderate or more conservative Democrat. It is painful to listen to that woman talk, much less to endure her political activity.
8 posted on 12/14/2004 6:13:04 AM PST by RAY (They that do right are all heroes!)
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To: SheLion

Once someone achieves public office in Maine it takes a crowbar to get them out.


9 posted on 12/14/2004 6:14:03 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: SheLion

Better than the alternative.


10 posted on 12/14/2004 6:14:10 AM PST by Meldrim
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To: wideawake
Are there any conservatives Democrats in ME ?
11 posted on 12/14/2004 6:15:30 AM PST by G.Mason (The replies by this poster are meant for self amusement only. Read at your own discretion.)
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To: TommyDale
The only reason she announced her candidacy this early was to hopefully preempt any conservative challenge from within the Republican Party.

That's probably her intentions. Kinda like "I dare ya!"

12 posted on 12/14/2004 6:16:44 AM PST by SheLion (Only 10 more days until Christmas Eve!!!)
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To: Owl_Eagle
She announced on NPR, that's hilarious! Alright, the main question is, will she finally be honest and run as a D?

I wish she would change her party. She isn't fooling anyone~

13 posted on 12/14/2004 6:17:38 AM PST by SheLion (Only 10 more days until Christmas Eve!!!)
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14 posted on 12/14/2004 6:22:28 AM PST by SheLion (Only 10 more days until Christmas Eve!!!)
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To: G.Mason
Are there any conservatives Democrats in ME ?

Lots of us. I wonder if any of us would like to take up the gauntlet.

15 posted on 12/14/2004 6:24:25 AM PST by SheLion (Only 10 more days until Christmas Eve!!!)
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To: SheLion
U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe ... Clintons' favorite republican.
16 posted on 12/14/2004 6:25:13 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: mainepatsfan
Once someone achieves public office in Maine it takes a crowbar to get them out.

And some people wonder why I am all for term-limits! Just can't get rid of these people.

17 posted on 12/14/2004 6:25:17 AM PST by SheLion (Only 10 more days until Christmas Eve!!!)
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To: SheLion

Yawn.


18 posted on 12/14/2004 6:27:01 AM PST by KC_Conspirator (I am poster #48)
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To: SheLion

Every time I hear a news story on a Senate vote and the reporter says X amount of GOP Senators voted with the Dems I know which way Snowe and Collins voted.


19 posted on 12/14/2004 6:29:06 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: G.Mason
Are there any conservatives Democrats in ME ?

LOL. Good question.

But an even better one is why can't we find a conservative Republican to run against her in the primary?

We gave Specter a little scare with Toomay . . . maybe we've learned enough to make a successful run at Snowe. If nothing else, if we can make it close . . . damn close . . . maybe she'll feel more like a "team player" after the election.

I'm a proud Texan . . . but if we learned anything in this past election it's that other states' elections have a profound impact on ALL OF US. I'd gladly donate to a conservative Pubbie to run against Snowe, Collins, McCain, etc.

20 posted on 12/14/2004 6:29:41 AM PST by geedee (History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.)
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