Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers (center) is interviewed on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in South Portland, Maine, as he waits for election returns in his bid to win the Republican nomination to fill the seat being vacated by Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, a Republican. (AP Photo/Joel Page)

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Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers (center) is interviewed on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in South Portland, Maine, as he waits for election returns in his bid to win the Republican nomination to fill the seat being vacated by Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, a Republican. (AP Photo/Joel Page)