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  • Sen. Olympia J. Snowe has been known as a fiery fighter for her causes but also as a legislator skilled in the art of building consensus. She chose not to run for another term. (Associated Press)

    Snowe won’t miss partisanship

    While Congress has been engaging in political brinkmanship over the so-called "fiscal cliff," Sen. Olympia J. Snowe has been busy cleaning out her office.

  • Maine Democrats crown King

    Maine has made headlines as far away as California this year for playing host to one of the nation's most convoluted and unique U.S. Senate races — a three-way contest defined as much by the blurring of party lines as the seemingly endless flow of cash into the state from outside sources seeking to manipulate the outcome.

  • Independent Angus King, greeting workers leaving Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, on Monday, is leading the Democratic and Republican candidates for the Senate seat being vacated by Olympia J. Snowe. (Associated Press)

    Maine independent in lead to replace Snowe

    Many voters in Maine, echoing sentiments expressed around the country, think Washington has been broken by extreme left- and right-wing partisanship. But unlike in the rest of the country, one man is riding high in the polls here by claiming that he's got just the medicine to fix it.

  • Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers, the GOP nominee for Senate, is counting on former Gov. Angus King and state Sen. Cynthia Dill to split the Democratic vote. (Associated Press)

    In Maine's 
3-way Senate 
race, party 
lines blurred

    Sen. Olympia J. Snowe's decision to retire this year, citing "polarization" in Washington, shocked Maine voters and set off a crazy scramble between would-be successors — including a fellow Republican who is feuding with Mrs. Snowe, an independent former governor who vows to try to work with both parties and a Democrat whose own party doesn't particularly want to see her do well.

  • ** FILE ** Former Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, Maine Republican. (Associated Press)

    Hopefuls scramble to qualify for seat of Maine's Sen. Snowe

    Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine's announcement two weeks ago that she won't seek re-election this year has set off a chaotic last-minute rush by potential candidates to organize campaigns - some from scratch - ahead of a Thursday deadline to qualify to run.

  • The Washington Times

    LAMBRO: Reid deals for survival

    A Republican takeover of the Senate in November was about as close to a sure thing as it gets in today's politics. But now the contest could become a bit more difficult after some unsavory backroom deals cut by two Democratic leaders.

  • Eliot Cutler

    Democrats' bid for Snowe seat runs into snag

    PORTLAND, Maine | Popular former independent Maine governor and newly announced U.S. Senate candidate Angus King says he's not beholden to political parties. He says nobody will be able to tell him how to vote "except for the people of Maine."

  • ** FILE ** In this Dec. 17, 2011, file photo, Sen. Olympia Snowe, Maine Republican, comments in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, after leaving the floor of the Senate. Snowe, who has served 33 years in Congress, released a statement Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 saying that she will not run for re-election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Sen. Olympia Snowe won't seek 4th term in Senate

    Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, Maine Republican, surprisingly announced Tuesday she won't seek a fourth term, citing the increasingly bitter and partisan nature of Capitol Hill.

  • Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks with reporters following a weekly Republican policy luncheon, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    GOP's drilling bill is defeated easily

    Republicans' oil drilling bill fell flat in the Senate on Wednesday, unable to garner even the support of all members of the GOP and underscoring the gridlock that prevails in Congress on energy issues.

  • Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, Maine Republican (The Washington Times)

    Maine senator gaining in call for Afghan probe

    Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, Maine Republican, says she's gaining support in her call for a federal review of security forces in Afghanistan after a soldier from Maine and five others soldiers were killed by an Afghan recruit during training exercises.

  • Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, Maine Republican, could face a "tea party" primary challenger from the right in 2012. (Associated Press)

    Maine's Snowe next 'tea party' target?

    Republicans last week painted the country's northeastern corner red last week, grabbing control of the state House, Senate and governor's mansion in Maine for the first time in more than four decades in a stunning electoral sweep.

  • Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-ME, speaks with a reporter after voting yes on a cloture vote on the financial reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 15, 2010. The vote passed which allows a final vote on passage of the bill later today.   UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg

    EDITORIAL: Kagan's Snowe job on gun rights

    The more it looks like the Senate will confirm Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court, the more gun owners should worry. Yesterday, Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine became the fourth Republican to stand behind President Obama's nominee on the phony basis that Ms. Kagan supports gun rights.

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  • Other potential Republican supporters include Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, who issued a statement critical of the ruling.

    Dems seek quick fix on campaign finance →

  • "Campaigns have become campaigns of destruction. It revolves around destroying the other side. That spills over into the legislative process, where they're jockeying for position for the next election, jeopardizing the process," she said.

    Snowe won’t miss partisanship →

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