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Maine Senator Olympia Snowe won’t seek reelection

The long-time pro-choice Republican Senator from Maine says she’s had it with the polarization of Washington politics:

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.

“Unfortunately, I do not realistically expect the partisanship of recent years in the Senate to change over the short term,” Snowe said in a statement. “So at this stage of my tenure in public service, I have concluded that I am not prepared to commit myself to an additional six years in the Senate, which is what a fourth term would entail.”

While Snowe cites the general “partisanship” of politics as her motivation ...

The long-time pro-choice Republican Senator from Maine says she’s had it with the polarization of Washington politics:

In announcing her plans, Snowe, 65, emphasized that she is in good health and was prepared for the campaign ahead. ...

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