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Sen. Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine)

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

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Angus King (I) 370,580 52.9%
Charlie Summers (R) 215,399 30.7%
Cynthia Dill (D) 92,900 13.3%
Stephen Woods (I) 10,289 1.5%
Danny Dalton (NPA) 5,807 0.8%
Andrew Dodge (INL) 5,624 0.8%
2006 general Olympia Snowe (R) 402,598 74%
Jean Hay Bright (D) 111,984 20.6%
William Slavick (I) 29,220 5.4%
2000 general Olympia Snowe (R) 437,689 68.9%
Mark Lawrence (D) 197,183 31.1%
1994 general Olympia J. Snowe (R) 308,244 60.3%
Thomas H. Andrews (D) 186,042 36.4%
Plato Truman (I) 17,205 3.4%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 : 56.27% : 40.98%
2008 Barack Obama: 57.71% John McCain: 40.38%
2004 John Kerry: 54% George W. Bush: 45%
2000 Al Gore: 49% George W. Bush: 44%
1996 Bill Clinton: 52% Robert Dole: 31%
1992 Bill Clinton: 39% George H. W. Bush: 30%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 44% George H. W. Bush: 55%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 39% :

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