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  Snowe, Olympia
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NameOlympia Snowe
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Falmouth, Maine, Maine , United States
Emailinfo@olympiasnowe.org
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Born February 21, 1947
Died Still Living (67 years)
ContributorBILLYW
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Nov 30, 2012 01:58am
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-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)

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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 

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FAMILY
Husband John McKernan Feb 00, 1989-

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RACES
  01/03/2011 Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chairperson Lost 47.37% (-5.26%)
  01/03/2009 Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chairperson Lost 42.11% (-15.79%)
  11/07/2006 ME US Senate Won 74.01% (+53.42%)
  06/13/2006 ME US Senate - R Primary Won 98.87% (+97.74%)
  11/07/2000 ME US Senate Won 68.94% (+37.88%)
  06/13/2000 ME US Senate- R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1994 ME US Senate Won 60.24% (+23.88%)
  06/14/1994 ME US Senate- R Primary Won 99.89% (+99.77%)
  11/03/1992 ME District 2 Won 49.13% (+7.13%)
  11/06/1990 ME District 2 Won 51.02% (+2.06%)
  11/08/1988 ME District 2 Won 66.21% (+32.42%)
  11/04/1986 ME District 2 Won 77.33% (+54.66%)
  11/06/1984 ME District 2 Won 75.73% (+53.13%)
  11/02/1982 ME District 2 Won 66.65% (+33.30%)
  11/04/1980 ME District 2 Won 78.51% (+57.02%)
  11/07/1978 ME District 2 Won 50.82% (+9.97%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Solicitor General of the United States - Jun 06, 2011 D Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 D Elena Kagan
CA US Senate - R Primary - Jun 08, 2010 R Carly Fiorina
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
Legal Adviser of the Department of State - Jun 25, 2009 N Harold Koh
Solicitor General of the United States - Mar 19, 2009 D Elena Kagan
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
US Secretary of the Treasury - Jan 26, 2009 D Timothy F. Geithner
ME US President - R Caucus - Feb 02, 2008 R John McCain
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R John McCain
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John Glover Roberts Jr.
US Attorney General - Jan 20, 2001 R John Ashcroft
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor
U.S. Surgeon General - Feb 10, 1998 D David M. Satcher
US House Minority Whip - Mar 22, 1989 R Newt Gingrich
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