4:21 pm, July 16th | by Laura Donovan
Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe may be retiring after the current term, but the moderate conservative isn’t done looking out for the people. The outgoing politician has just taken $1.2 million out of her re-election funds to urge young women to get involved with public service.
11:47 am, March 27th | by Laura Donovan
Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown grew up around women who had no choice but to be tough. Living under the roof of abusive stepfathers, Brown and his sisters and mother had to keep calm and carry on, said the politician at a news conference with Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe on Monday. Though Brown had the furthest thing from a worry-free, blissful upbringing, his standards for fighter women seem to have decreased overtime, as he said Monday that the “strong willed” females in his current household have taught him how to make food.
3:30 pm, March 2nd | by Hillary Reinsberg
Maine Senator Olympia Snowe announced this week that at age 65, she wouldn’t be seeking re-election, having become fed up with what she called a “dysfunctional” situation in Washington. Snowe’s a real veteran Washington insider — she was first elected to the House of Representatives in the 1970s has served in Senate since 1995, and was the First Lady of Maine for 6 years — and she seems to be yearning for the way things were. So it seemed only fitting to dig into the archives for some great vintage photos of the retiring politician.
3:21 pm, February 29th | by Laura Donovan
Senator Olympia Snowe, who abruptly announced her upcoming resignation Tuesday, told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that she stepped out in part because the Senate “[works] in a parallel universe with competing proposals, up or down votes.”
5:19 pm, February 28th | by Laura Donovan
The Twitterverse and Maine local channel WGME 13 are reporting that Senator Olympia Snowe will not seek reelection.