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Maine Candidate For Governor Announces He’s Gay

A six-term congressman and former paper mill worker hoping to unseat Maine Gov. Paul LePage next year announced that he’s gay — a response to what he called a “whisper campaign” by political opponents hoping to weaken his gubernatorial bid.

11/04/2013

GOP Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine has abandoned her campaign for a fourth term in office amid, what she currently describes as, the polarizing environment in Congress. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Maine GOP Sen. Snowe Won’t Seek Re-Election

In a surprise announcement, moderate GOP Sen. Olympia Snowe said Tuesday she would abandon her campaign for a fourth term — a contest she was expected to win easily — because she is frustrated by a polarized atmosphere in Washington.

02/28/2012