Akin: McCaskill Not “Ladylike” in Debate

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 12:18 pm

As the Republican establishment returns to the fold in the Missouri Senate race, it’s worth reminding everyone that one of the major problems with Todd Akin is the simple fact that he’s Todd Akin. It’s not like the “legitimate rape” comments sprung out of the blue; they exist on a continuum of other extremist comments. [...]

ME-Sen: Pingree Drops Out, Wanting to Avoid Battle With Angus King

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 10:15 am

Some bad news out of Maine: Chellie Pingree, the progressive member of Congress who considered running for Senate after Olympia Snowe retired, backed out of the race today. The presence of independent former Governor Angus King in the race was enough to get her to drop her plans. Here’s part of her thinking, per Greg [...]

ME-Sen: Independent Former Gov. Angus King Plans a Run

By: Monday March 5, 2012 12:55 pm

Former Maine Governor Angus King, an independent, will announce his intent to run for Olympia Snowe’s seat in the Senate, further throwing up the chess board in a race that a week ago was thought to be securely in Republican hands. Now, a case can be made that either party or even independent King will [...]

Before Retirement, Olympia Snowe’s Husband Dealing With For-Profit Education Corruption Lawsuit

By: Thursday March 1, 2012 11:34 am

We’re hearing all the paeans to Olympia Snowe today, that brave bipartisan moderate who was shamefully thrust out of Congress by extremists. The fact that Snowe had no credible challenger with two weeks before the deadline for filing doesn’t play into this, nor does the fact that she didn’t actually show the courage claimed in [...]

On Olympia Snowe’s Retirement, Americans Elect and Bipartisan Fetishism

By: Wednesday February 29, 2012 11:54 am

Olympia Snowe’s surprise announcement that she wouldn’t seek re-election to the Senate in Maine was so unexpected (she didn’t even tell her own staff), that it left every political figure in the state scrambling. You need a minimum of 2,000 certified signatures to get on the primary ballot, and the deadline is in just two [...]

Olympia Snowe Will Not Seek Re-Election in Maine

By: Tuesday February 28, 2012 2:32 pm

In a highly unexpected announcement, Olympia Snowe, the Senator from Maine, will not seek re-election, putting another seat on the table for the Democrats in the Senate and possibly shifting what was seen as a likely Republican takeover into more of a tossup. Here’s the statement from Snowe, who didn’t really face much resistance for [...]

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