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Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, stood outside the door to her office on Capitol Hill on Tuesday before she talked about her decision not to run for re-election. (AP)
Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, stood outside the door to her office on Capitol Hill on Tuesday before she talked about her decision not to run for re-election. (AP)

Maine Senator Olympia Snowe will not seek reelection this November, ending a 33 year career in politics.

Her reason? Partisan gridlock and what she called "my way or the highway ideologies." A Republican, Sen. Snowe has been a moderate holdout in what has become an increasingly polarized climate in Washington.

Guest:

  • A. J. Higgins, state house reporter, Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

This segment aired on February 29, 2012.

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