Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Olympia snowe retiring

  • Republican Senator Olympia Snowe, R-Maine will not stand for re-election this fall. Snowe, one of the handful of moderates left in the Senate, is reportedly tired of the gridlock that has paralyzed Congress.
  • (ABC News)
  • Republican Senator Olympia Snowe, a three-term veteran from Maine, will not stand for re-election this fall. Snowe, one of the handful of moderates left in the Senate, said she is tired of the gridlock that has paralyzed Congress.
  • (ABC News)
  • In announcing her plans, Snowe, 65, emphasized that she is in good health and was prepared for the campaign ahead. But she said she was swayed by the increasing polarization in Washington.
  • (Washington Post)
  • Red alert! Longtime Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe—in a huge, huge shocker—says shes retiring! All we have is a tweet so far: "After an extraordinary amount of reflection and consideration, I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate.
  • (DAILY KOS)
  • Maine's moderate Republican Sen. Olympia Snow announced today that she will not seek reelection in 2012. Snowe was elected to the United States' House of Representatives in 1978 and has served as Maine's now-senior senator since 1995.
  • (Ology)
  • Olympia Snowe of Maine announced Tuesday that she will not run for Snowe, who has served 33 years in Congress, said she was confident she wouldve won re-election and will be retiring from the Senate in good health.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, Republican of Maine, has just dropped a bombshell: She will not be running for re-election later this year.
  • (Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog))
  • Maine Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe will not seek reelection in 2012, she announced Tuesday. In announcing her plans, Snowe, 65, emphasized that she is in good health and was prepared for the campaign ahead.
  • (Article.nationalreview.com)
  • Olympia Snowe announced she would not seek a fourth term because Senate to change over the short term, she said in a statement explaining her decision to retire.
  • (Democrat and Chronicle)
  • Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe both voted yes in the Senate receive long-term unemployment benefits and she also said the legislation scales back retirement benefits for federal workers.
  • (Morning Sentinel)

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