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FILE - These 2012 file photos show Maine candidates for U.S. Senate in the November 2012 general election, Democrat Cynthia Dill, left, Independent Angus King, center, and Republican Charlie Summers.

Eight months after political shakeup, Maine’s Senate race draws to a close

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 06, 2012, at 6:17 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Eight months after U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe shocked Maine’s political establishment by announcing she wouldn’t seek another term, the race to replace her is coming to a close. It was an election contest that, at the start of the year, political observers didn’t think would happen and …
Andrew Ian Dodge

‘Don’t forget us!’ say the other Senate candidates

The Associated Press on Oct. 28, 2012, at 2:01 p.m.
PORTLAND | In the race for U.S. Senate, three leading candidates get virtually all of the attention: independent former Gov. Angus King, Republican Secretary of State Charlie Summers and Democratic state Sen. Cynthia Dill. There are three other candidates, however. None are given much of a chance in the …
Cynthia Dill (from left), Andrew Dodge, Angus King, Charlie Summers and Steve Woods line the Gracie stage on the Husson University campus on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.

Senate candidates trade barbs on independence, balanced budgets, negative ads at forum

By Matthew Stone on Oct. 17, 2012, at 9:56 p.m.
BANGOR | Five of the six candidates for Maine’s open U.S. Senate seat sparred over solutions for ending Washington’s polarized atmosphere, raising taxes as part of balancing the federal budget, reforming financing for federal campaigns and a range of other topics Wednesday night during a debate sponsored by the …
Independent Angus King (left) and Republican Charlie Summers shake hands following the debate at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.

Watch the full debate: Senate candidates meet in Bangor

on Oct. 17, 2012, at 6:24 p.m.
Todd Akin, Republican, candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, speaks at the Missouri Farm Bureau candidate interview and endorsement meeting in Jefferson City, Mo., in August 2012. Akin, Missouri’'s GOP Senate candidate, questioned whether women can become pregnant when they'’re raped on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.

Maine Republicans condemn Missouri congressman’s ‘legitimate rape’ comments

By Robert Long on Aug. 20, 2012, at 6:24 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Candidates for Maine’s open U.S. Senate seat rushed Monday to decry Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., for his statements Sunday that pregnancy rarely results from “legitimate rape.” Charlie Summers, the Republican candidate in Maine’s six-person race to succeed Sen. Olympia Snowe, issued the strongest condemnation of Akin. While …
Angus King

Angus King: If I’m elected, I’ll put investments in blind trust

By David Sharp, The Associated Press on March 19, 2012, at 2:05 p.m.
PORTLAND | Independent Senate candidate Angus King completed the transfer of his stake in a wind energy company he co-founded to his business partner and said Monday he would go one step further to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest by placing his investments in a blind …
U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, speaks at the Bangor Daily News in January 2010.

Race for Snowe’s Senate seat getting crowded

By Kevin Miller on Jan. 29, 2012, at 7:30 p.m.
Maine’s primary elections are still months away but the race for Sen. Olympia Snowe’s seat is already shaping up to be the liveliest contest for U.S. Senate in the state in more than a decade and a half. There are now six candidates hoping to be the first person in …
Sen. Cynthia Dill, D-Cape Elizabeth

Cape Elizabeth Democrat considers running against Snowe

By Kevin Miller on Jan. 02, 2012, at 7:25 p.m.
Sen. Olympia Snowe may have another would-be challenger. State Sen. Cynthia Dill, D-Cape Elizabeth, wrote on her blog over the holiday weekend that she is weighing whether to join the two other Democrats hoping to unseat the three-term Republican senator during this November’s general election. “Not since George Mitchell have …
Former Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 in Old Town.

Dunlap kicks off Senate race against Snowe

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 10, 2011, at 2:09 p.m.
OLD TOWN | Matt Dunlap, former state representative and secretary of state, stood Saturday morning in the same union hall he used to announce he was running for state office to let Mainers know he wants to represent them in the U.S. Senate. The Old Town Democrat said he …
Sen. Olympia Snowe talks with the Bangor Daily News editorial board and newsroom staff Monday, Aug. 8, 2011.

As Senate race takes shape, is Snowe unbeatable?

By Eric Russell on Nov. 06, 2011, at 11:42 a.m.
Since 1978, Olympia Snowe’s name has been on a ballot 11 times for a seat in either the U.S. House or the U.S. Senate. So far, the moderate Republican has never lost an election. During her eight terms in the House, Snowe’s closest race was in 1990 when she narrowly …
Sen. Oympia Snowe speaks Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at the unveiling of the Blackstone Accelerates Growth initiative at Brunswick Landing in Brunswick.

Snowe’s re-election campaign reports $3.2M in contributions

The Associated Press on Oct. 10, 2011, at 3:07 p.m.
PORTLAND | The re-election campaign for U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine is reporting more than $3.2 million in contributions as of Sept. 30. Maine Today Media also reported that the Republican incumbent’s campaign raised $792,305 and spent $320,716 during the third quarter. Snowe is up for re-election in …

Tea party candidate issues challenge to Olympia Snowe

The Associated Press on Sept. 14, 2011, at 5:27 p.m.
PORTLAND | A tea party candidate who plans to run against Sen. Olympia Snowe in next year’s Senate Republican primary is inviting Snowe to debate him. Andrew Ian Dodge of Harpswell said he has sent a letter to Snowe asking for a debate at a time and location agreeable …

Polls: Snowe losing support among conservatives, but still popular overall

By William Davis on March 09, 2011, at 9:03 p.m.
Polls released Tuesday and Wednesday suggested Maine Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe is losing support of conservatives but remains well-liked overall and is likely to win re-election in 2012 unless a more well-known challenger decides to run. The polls, by the North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling, come more than a year …
Olympia Snowe, Republican Senator from Maine.

Poll: Maine Republicans seek conservative alternative to Snowe

By William Davis on March 08, 2011, at 2:11 p.m.
Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe is losing support among Maine conservative voters, according to a poll from the North Carolina-based Public Policy Center. The poll of 434 usual Maine Republican primary voters, released Tuesday, shows that 58 percent of respondents would vote for a more conservative challenger in the Republican primary, …