Possible Snowe replacement has media ties
Senator Olympia Snowe’s decision to not seek reelection has given Democrats an opportunity to regain her seat, and thus set off a round of speculation over who might run to replace her (the filing deadline is in just over two weeks, on March 15.)
One of the names already being thrown around is Chellie Pingree, a two-term Democratic House member from Maine’s 1st district. Pingree is married to Donald Sussman, a wealthy philanthropist and political donor, who gave over $1 million to Democratic causes during the 2010 elections. More recently, Sussman paid $3 to 4 million for a minority stake in MaineToday Media, according to a recent report by the Portland Press Herald (a MaineToday Media property).
A true leftwing nutcase when she lost the run for Collin’s seat...then she want off to Common Cause, got cleaned up a bit and secured the House seat. I can hear her salivating.
Snowe’s handling of her decision was despicable and I suspect she purposely got even with her critics by handing her seat to the Democrats at the last minute. She owed some allegiance to the Party, her Republican constituents and to Republicans throughout the country. She would have kept the seat in Republican hands and could have quit in a few months. Governor LePage could have appointed a less centrist Republican who might have had the edge of incumbency. What a vicious and despicable thing to do!!!!
May she never have one happy or healthy day henceforth.
Per Michelle Malkin website: A primary challenger to U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe and a self-proclaimed tea partier has unenrolled from the Republican party in the wake of the state GOPs recent caucuses.
Andrew Ian Dodge of Harpswell announced on Tuesday that he was severing ties with his party but said he plans to remain in the Senate race as an independent. With Dodge out of the Republican race, Scott DAmboise of Lisbon Falls is the sole GOP challenger to Snowe.