Maine senator will not seek re-election
February 28th, 2012
05:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Maine senator will not seek re-election

Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine announced Tuesday she will retire rather than seek re-election this year, surprising colleagues and perhaps casting the future of her seat in doubt.

The decision was made "after an extraordinary amount of reflection and consideration," she said in a statement.

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