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Snowe says Farewell to Senate Colleagues
12/13/2012 12:22 PM ET  

The Maine senator will address her colleagues for the last time as a senator today at about 1 p.m., in a speech that will be broadcast live at about 1 p.m. on C-SPAN2.

Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe will deliver her final speech to her colleagues today on the Senate floor. Snowe is retiring after serving her third term in the Senate.  Before that, she served for 16 years in the U.S. House.

Snowe's speech is scheduled for about 1 p.m. and will be broadcast on C-SPAN2, according to a press release issued by her staff.

Snowe, one of the few remaining moderates in Congress, has expressed frustration over the partisan gridlock in Washington, and said she plans to wield her influence outside of government.

Snowe was first elected to the Senate in 1994, defeating Democrat Tom Andrews for the seat vacated by retiring Sen. George Mitchell, a Democrat. She was reelected in 2000 and 2006.

Former Maine Gov. Angus King, an independent, was recently elected to fill Snowe's Senate seat.



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