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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine)

Deputy Whip

Political Highlights: Maine House, 1973-77; Maine Senate, 1977-79; U.S. House of Representatives, 1979-95; U.S. Senate, 1995-2013
Born: Feb. 21, 1947; Aug.a, Maine
Residence: Falmouth
Religion: Greek Orthodox
Family: Husband, John R. McKernan Jr.
Education: U. of Maine, B.A. 1969
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1994 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Commerce, Science & Transportation (Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard - Ranking Member); Finance (Taxation & IRS Oversight); Small Business & Entrepreneurship; Select Intelligence

Election History
2006generalOlympia Snowe (R) 402,59874.0
Jean Hay Bright (D) 111,98420.6
William Slavick (I) 29,2205.4
2000generalOlympia Snowe (R) 437,68968.9
Mark Lawrence (D) 197,18331.1
1994generalOlympia Snowe (R) 308,24460.3
Thomas Andrews (D) 186,04236.4
Plato Truman (I) 17,2053.4
1992generalOlympia Snowe (R) 153,02249.1
Patrick McGowan (D) 130,82442.0
Jonathan Carter (GREEN) 27,5268.8
1990generalOlympia Snowe (R) 121,70451.0
Patrick McGowan (D) 116,79849.0
1988generalOlympia Snowe (R) 167,22666.0
Kenneth Hayes (D) 85,34634.0
1986generalOlympia Snowe (R) 148,77077.0
Richard Charette (D) 43,61423.0
1984generalOlympia Snowe (R) 192,16676.0
Chipman Bull (D) 57,34723.0
1982generalOlympia Snowe (R) 136,07567.0
James Dunleavy (D) 68,08633.0
1980generalOlympia Snowe (R) 186,40679.0
Harold Silverman (D) 51,02621.0
1978generalOlympia Snowe (R) 87,93951.0
Markham Gartley (D) 70,96141.0
Roll Call Vitals


Maine is 32nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.