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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
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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To: SheLion

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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To: All

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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To: SheLion
She would make a great character for a Stephen King novel. Agony, the next chapter of Misery. She seems innocent enough, but something is wrong, terribly wrong. On dark and stormy nights in the Senate chambers, she can be heard wailing 'Nay' to all Republican proposals. While dragging the chains of moderation through the Rotunda. Fear her, legislators, she's a woman with no political soul. {{{{{shudder}}}}}}
21 posted on 12/14/2004 6:34:57 AM PST by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: geedee
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.

And that's a fact!

22 posted on 12/14/2004 6:38:00 AM PST by SheLion (Only 10 more days until Christmas Eve!!!)
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To: Owl_Eagle

No!


23 posted on 12/14/2004 6:55:37 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: SheLion

Yeeooww! No more of that 'til after I've had my first drink...


24 posted on 12/14/2004 6:57:25 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: geedee; SheLion
"But an even better one is why can't we find a conservative Republican to run against her in the primary? ... "

I said that tongue in cheek.

We have enough problems in Florida keeping the greatest "give me everything generation" from bankrupting the state.

I was of the opinion that stalwart men and women would step forward and fill these needed positions. Not anymore.

I'd say let the "American experiment" denigrate, until there is no choice but to get back on track, but with the "wolves" of the world at the door we would be eaten alive.

25 posted on 12/14/2004 7:36:41 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: Meldrim; SheLion; ROCKLOBSTER

Better than the alternative, eh?

Like death by lethal injection is better than a firing squad?

I don't care a diddle if the dems run a ressurected Joseph STALIN against her, she isn't going to win thanks to this jaded Yankee's vote.

Not that she'll ever need it, of course.

She has incumbancy for life if she wants it, and any "Republican" who wants to mount a primary challenge against her WILL be hung out to dry by their own Party, so they'd better have lots of independant resources handy.

They might as well run as a third party or independant as try to beat Snowe within the Party that she pretty much owns in this State. Heck; it worked for KING, didn't it?

Just bring LOTS of money.

And good luck!


26 posted on 12/16/2004 5:14:50 PM PST by Uncle Jaque (Vigilance!)
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To: SheLion

I cannot believe she survives the primaries.


27 posted on 12/16/2004 5:15:42 PM PST by CurlyBill (The difference between Madeline Albright and Helen Thomas is a mere 15 years.)
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To: G.Mason

Re your #11:

"Are there any conservatives Democrats in ME ?"

YOO-HOOOO!!!!; Over here!

Any more of us left alive?


28 posted on 12/16/2004 5:16:31 PM PST by Uncle Jaque (Vigilance!)
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To: Uncle Jaque

Re my #28 - The text I copied and pasted had "Democrat" crossed out.
I ain't that, but I darn sure am Conservative and proud of it, too.

Of course if a rational common - sense old style Democrat like the Senator Zell MILLER ran in Maine, I might be tempted.

Shucks; "W" is no real prize to the Conservative cause, despite what the lamestream media whines about his "extreme right-wing fanaticism" - but he ain't all that bad, I don't suppose, and he sure beat Hanoi KERRY by a country mile!

Neither O'SNOWE or COLLINS ever saw an abortion, tax, or Clinton that they didn't like, I reckon.


29 posted on 12/16/2004 5:31:49 PM PST by Uncle Jaque (Vigilance!)
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To: CurlyBill
I cannot believe she survives the primaries.

Maybe it's that Jack Lord hair thingy she's got going.

30 posted on 12/16/2004 5:33:59 PM PST by Mike Bates (If you've been very, very good, Santa may give you. . . .)
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To: BluH2o
If she switcjed to the dems, we'd notice. Her votes on things that were close or that mattered to the GOP would be different.

We're lucky we have a RINO in Maine, a blue state.

31 posted on 12/16/2004 5:37:46 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Uncle Jaque; SheLion

Snowe and Collins are surely operating under the influence of a malevolent spirit. If they weren't in politics, they'd be earning a nice living on a psychic hotline. Not much difference anyway. They both look as though they would quickly revert to a more witch-like appearance. There is something about them that is rather unsettling and occultic.

Maine needs an exorcism. And I haven't even mentioned Baldacci and his ilk...


32 posted on 12/16/2004 5:56:15 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: CurlyBill
I cannot believe she survives the primaries.

The Rats must love her in this state. :(

33 posted on 12/16/2004 5:58:41 PM PST by SheLion (Only 8 more days until Christmas Eve!!!)
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To: Uncle Jaque
"YOO-HOOOO!!!!; Over here!"

LOL!!

"Any more of us left alive?"

I don't think so. At least the ones of us left remaining pretend to be "moderate". That keeps the hardiners from being shipped off to the re-education camps. ;)

34 posted on 12/17/2004 3:19:36 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: Uncle Jaque
No, like Alphonse D'Amato was better than Charlie Schumer. Like Draftdodgin Jeb Bradley is better than Dick Swett or pantywaste Charlie Bass is better than Arnie Annesson.

Like Senator Simmons would be better than Senator Dodd.

Vote for Snowe, send your dollars to the like of Coburn and Burr.

35 posted on 12/17/2004 9:21:57 AM PST by Meldrim
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