Skip to comments.Three-term Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe won't run for reelection
Posted on 02/28/2012 7:13:35 PM PST by SMGFan
Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) will not run for reelection, she announced Tuesday evening, in a move that shocked Washington and boosted Democrats' chances of maintaining control of the Senate.
After an extraordinary amount of reflection and consideration, I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for reelection to the United States Senate," Snowe said in a statement. "It has been an indescribable honor and immeasurable privilege to serve the people of Maine."
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We never had it in the first place.
As somebody pointed out on the Hotair, if it’s a blue seat anyway, it may as well go to the Dems, because that’s what the seat was regardless of who was sitting in it.
But maybe there will be a slim chance that the Republicans will take it.
Good riddance to her. I am sure she will be replaced by another liberal RINO. But at least she’s gone. However, I would have loved to see her taken out in the primary.
one Maine witch down.
The seat wil go to a dem, simply because of the timing.
To get on the ballot, a candidate will have to gather 2,000 signatures (really 2500) in 2 weeks-in Maine-in March.
Mainers, read my tag;
The sad thing is that we will probably get another RINO to replace her.
Olympia Snowe is NOT retiring ... she’s MELTING! :)
Can there possibly be any downside to this “retirement”?
Maine is a Democrat state. It may be that Snowe was the best you could elect there... time will tell.
Since she uniformly boted with the ‘rats, big deal. She gave us Obamacare with her treason.
It is possible there are HIDDEN DOWNSIDES in this ~ that would involve a worse RINO moving up.
We can only hope that the trend Snowballs!
Good riddance, RINO.
Well, this ought to get the ‘USS Olympia Snowe’ on the fast track with the 0bama regime’s Navy toady Ray Mabus
She is a slacker as far as representation goes. Now, the taxpayers fund the rest of her life.
What are the prospects for a more conservative Republican winning Snow’s seat?
Time for her to get Snowed out and stop her Snowe job on the people.
Snowe leaves me cold.
Good. Another panzi retiring.
She did not vote to pass Obamacare. She did not even vote for cloture - no Republicans did. She was awful on a number of things, but if there had been one more ‘Olympia Snowe’ in the Senate at the time of the vote it would have been blocked.
“Maine is a Democrat state.”
Not entirely! We elected a conservative, TEA Party guy as governor in 2010....Paul LePage.
The same year, the Maine GOP won control of the Maine House and the Maine Senate for the first time since the early 1960’s. Progress is being made, gradually.
It may be that she provided the vote to get O’Care out of committee. Can’t remember details now, but it was dead, she gave it new life, and the rest, as they say, is history.
If so, my mistake. I thought there were several Repub votes or lack of votes that kept the abomination moving, and hers and Collins were among them.
What you say is true.
But when Senate rules required one minority vote to bring Obamacare out of committee and to the floor, Olympia Snowe was that one minority vote.
Were it not for her, Obamacare would not have made it to a vote in the Senate.
She didn't vote for it once it reached the floor. But she made sure it got there.
You might want to check your spelling.