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  Snowe, Olympia
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2009-01-01  
 
NameOlympia Snowe
Address
Falmouth, Maine , United States
Emailinfo@olympiasnowe.org
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Born February 21, 1947
Died Still Living (67 years)
ContributorBILLYW
Last ModifiedRBH
Apr 05, 2013 07:13pm
Tags Caucasian - Greek - Moderate - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Tort Reform - Married - Greek Orthodox - Straight -
InfoSnowe has been a U.S. senator from Maine since 1995. The daughter of Greek immigrants, Olympia Jean Bouchles earned a B.A. in political science in 1969 from the University of Maine at Orono. She became a Republican when she married Peter Trafton Snowe, a member of the state legislature. After serving on the Auburn Board of Voter Registration for two years, she joined the staff of then Congressman William S. Cohen (later defense secretary in the Clinton Administration.) In 1973, Snowe's husband was killed in a car crash and she was elected to fill his legislative seat. She was reelected in 1974 and went on to serve one term in the state senate, and two years later she ran successfully for Congress. In her campaign she opposed construction of a large dam in the district and supported national health insurance. Snowe served in the House until 1994, compiling a maverick voting record, often joining a group of northern, liberal Republicans called ?Gypsy Moths.? Although she rose to a leadership position, becoming Republican Deputy Whip, she often broke party ranks on such issues as abortion, which she supports. Snowe was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994, where she has worked on issues involving the fishing industry, the oceans, the merchant marine, tourism, and consumer affairs. In 1998, she was one of the few Republican senators to vote against convicting President Bill Clinton in his impeachment trial. Snowe is married to former Maine governor John R. McKernan, Jr. The couple lives in Auburn when not in Washington.




JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
09/17/2012-09/18/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 63.00% ( 6.0) 25.00% ( 1.0) 12.00% ( 7.0)
05/02/2012-05/07/2012 Critical Insights 81.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
03/02/2012-03/04/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 69.00% ( 9.0) 26.00% ( 6.0) 5.00% ( 4.0)
03/03/2011-03/06/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 60.00% ( 4.0) 32.00% ( 2.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
10/26/2010-10/28/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 56.00% ( 6.0) 34.00% ( 6.0) 9.00% ( 1.0)
09/02/2010-09/06/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 50.00% ( 1.0) 40.00% ( 4.0) 10.00% ( 4.0)
10/31/2009-11/01/2009 Public Policy Polling (D) 51.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 0.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)
09/23/2009-09/27/2009 Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (D) 70.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)
11/10/2006-11/12/2006 Survey USA 79.00% ( 9.0) 18.00% ( 9.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 70.00% ( 5.0) 27.00% ( 5.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress  Purchase Homegrown Democrat 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 05, 2013 01:20pm News Former senator Olympia Snowe backs gay marriage  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Mar 27, 2012 07:20am Statement Frustrated Senator Olympia Snowe Gives Obama an ‘F’  Article Imperator 
Feb 28, 2012 04:30pm Statement Sen. Olympia Snowe's full statement  Article COSDem 
Apr 14, 2011 08:00pm News Reid Accuses Snowe of ‘Killing’ Small-Business Bill  Article J.R. 
Nov 17, 2010 03:15pm Speculative Will Snowe Be The Next Murkowski?  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Sep 10, 2010 07:00pm Poll Maine Voters: Snowe Should be a Democrat  Article Scott³ 

DISCUSSION
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D:956Pete ( 0.0000 points)
Sat, February 21, 2004 10:54:43 PM UTC0:00
Senator Snowe is a Republican I could vote for.

 
NPA:662... ( 295.7570 points)
Sat, February 21, 2004 11:22:01 PM UTC0:00
Happy Birthday!!!

 
R:787Barack O-blame-a ( 80.6213 points)
Sun, February 22, 2004 07:38:19 AM UTC0:00
it looks like one eye is open and one is shut

 
MFL:882The Oncoming Storm ( 344.8853 points)
Sun, February 22, 2004 07:40:32 AM UTC0:00
Some people have that problem to different degrees.

 
Reg:16None Entered ( 1178.9144 points)
Sun, February 22, 2004 07:42:11 AM UTC0:00
Lazy eye, like the Goo Goo Dolls song.

 
MFL:882The Oncoming Storm ( 344.8853 points)
Sun, February 22, 2004 07:44:30 AM UTC0:00
No, I was not meaning a lazy eye but just a way the face moves when forced to smile. One of my eyes does this but not to the same extent as does Snowe's right eye.

 
R:787Barack O-blame-a ( 80.6213 points)
Sun, February 22, 2004 07:54:18 AM UTC0:00
I thought she was just smiling and thats how it happened, Ive seen other pictures where its been fine

 
MFL:882The Oncoming Storm ( 344.8853 points)
Sun, February 22, 2004 07:59:02 AM UTC0:00
I've just checked several pictures, and her right eye is usually closed a bit more than her left.

 
Un:352Ralphie (12176.8838 points)
Sun, February 22, 2004 09:17:29 AM UTC0:00
She's pretty good looking for someone old enough to be my grandmother.

 
B Mse:742Ripzaw ( 597.2102 points)
Sun, February 22, 2004 08:16:58 PM UTC0:00
You have a 57 year old grandmother?

 
Un:352Ralphie (12176.8838 points)
Mon, February 23, 2004 09:31:07 AM UTC0:00
No, but it's possible. My grandma is 62 I think.

 
R:570MassforMcCain ( -33.4615 points)
Tue, February 24, 2004 04:03:27 AM UTC0:00
Some people have young mothers.

 
D:410Joshua L. ( 2582.3230 points)
Sun, February 29, 2004 01:34:45 AM UTC0:00
Damnit - I missed her birthday!

Happy birthday Olympia :)

 
D:15COSDem ( 3540.3062 points)
Sun, February 29, 2004 01:36:21 AM UTC0:00
Pompous b...h

 
D:215User 215 ( 720.3858 points)
Sun, February 29, 2004 07:40:31 AM UTC0:00
Reading Ann Coulter Howie?

 
D:478Bob ( 2253.6577 points)
Sun, February 29, 2004 06:37:28 PM UTC0:00
Elected to Congress at 31! Quite impressive. She's reasonably pretty for an older woman, and I imagine she must have been very attractive when she was first elected to the House.

 
D:410Joshua L. ( 2582.3230 points)
Sun, February 29, 2004 06:50:19 PM UTC0:00
She slouches to her right. I often see her on CSPAN walking like that. I wonder what's wrong.

 
Un:352Ralphie (12176.8838 points)
Sun, February 29, 2004 08:45:21 PM UTC0:00
Could be a spinal curvature or one leg could be longer than the other, either could be caused by scoliosis.

 
D:15COSDem ( 3540.3062 points)
Sun, February 29, 2004 08:50:02 PM UTC0:00
LOL? Pretty? Don't make me laugh.

 
R:787Barack O-blame-a ( 80.6213 points)
Sun, February 29, 2004 09:07:29 PM UTC0:00
Susan is much more of a looker...plus you gotta love that lisp

 
R:403Eddie ( 28.8434 points)
Sun, February 29, 2004 09:15:00 PM UTC0:00
I wonder if there's any truth to the rumor she has a birthmark on her left thigh that looks just like a portrait of Nelson Rockefeller.

 
D:11Nats In First! ( 11.8254 points)
Sun, February 29, 2004 10:01:00 PM UTC0:00
I've walked by her in the Capitol, and she ain't much to look at in person.

 
D:410Joshua L. ( 2582.3230 points)
Sun, February 29, 2004 10:07:18 PM UTC0:00
Hush it -- I won't tolerate this negative talk of Olympia

 
D:15COSDem ( 3540.3062 points)
Sun, February 29, 2004 10:21:35 PM UTC0:00
She is IMO one of the most partisian Senators, even tho she is a moderate.

 
R:787Barack O-blame-a ( 80.6213 points)
Sun, February 29, 2004 11:06:17 PM UTC0:00
partisan?