Snowe and Brown are up in 2012. Collins in 2014.
Snowe and Collins will be re-elected, sad to say. I live in Maine and no other Republican, moderate or conservative, has the name recognition of these two stimulus sisters.
Their democrat opponents are always ultra-liberals.
Southern Maine is basically North Massachusetts.
Northern Maine has alot of conservative gun-owners, and retired veterans, but alot of poverty and a high percentage of elderly folk.
Poor people and elderly may not necessary be liberal, but they tend to favor big government programs. Maine is a tough-nut to crack for conservatives to win statewide or federal office.
The state is basically very pro-military....lots of flag wavers and patriots. For instance, a 21 year old soldier was killed in Afghanistan recently. His funeral was held here in Maine last Sunday. The local media reported the story in length....respectfully....the democrat governor called the family, ordered flags statewide lowered on the day of the funeral, and I believe he attended the funeral. Snowe and Collins usually attend these funerals, too.
Maine has one of the largest numbers of National Guard in Iraq and Afghanistan, per capita, of any state.
We’re not all moonbats here in Maine, in spite of the frustrations caused by Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe.
I know you aren’t all moonbats there for sure just as all New Yorkers aren’t either, but we are over powered by the moonbats which gives us normals a bad rap.