FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2011, file photo, Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, comments in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, after leaving the floor of the Senate, where legislation was passed to extend Social ... more 
FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2011, file photo, Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, comments in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, after leaving the floor of the Senate, where legislation was passed to extend Social Security payroll tax cut and jobless benefits. Snowe, who has served 33 years in Congress, released a statement Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 saying that she will not run for re-election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) less 
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