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Olympia J. Snowe

Olympia Jean Snowe is an American businesswoman and politician who was a United States Senator from Maine from 1995 to 2013. Snowe, a member of the Republican Party, became known for her ability to influence the outcome of close votes, including whether to end filibusters. In 2006, she was named one of America's Best Senators by Time magazine. Wikipedia*

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Olympia J. Snowe has 584 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1982 House Proceeding as a Republican Representative for Maine's 2nd district. The year with the most videos was 2009 with 59 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1996 with an average of 10,929 views per program. Most appearances with Susan M. Collins (16), Bob Michel (7), Dianne Feinstein (7). Most common tags: Federal Budget, Maine, Legislative Branch.

Appearances by Title:c. March 1, 2013 - Present Co-Chair, Commission on Political Reform, Bipartisan Policy Center

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U.S. Senator, R-ME January 4, 1995 - January 3, 2013 Videos: 438 U.S. Representative, R-ME 2nd January 3, 1979 - January 3, 1995 Videos: 142

Recent Appearances

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  • After Words with Olympia Snowe

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Past Elections

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .

Historic election results compiled from data found on FEC.gov


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