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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Fourth Amendment says Obama is not at liberty to collect metadata
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Scott D'Amboise
Maine Democrats are struggling to find a strong contender to challenge for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Olympia J. Snowe, but both parties may find their picks overshadowed by the independent candidacy of popular former Gov. Angus King.
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.
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.
"I respect Senator Snowe's decision, and look forward to facing the Democratic nominee in the fall," Mr. D'Amboise said in a prepared statement. "With Maine's complicated signature process, it is doubtful that any other Republican could collect the requisite number of signatures to appear on the ballot before the March 15 deadline."