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Olympia Snowe braces for tea party challenge in Maine

By Andrew Miga

A sixty-nine% voting record with your party does not a moderate make Ollie, it’s time for you to go.  Your vote to continue to fund planned parent hood tells us what we need to know about you.  Factually, your voting record against the Republican party is well documented here.  You call your yourself a moderate?  RINO is the perfect term for you Ms. Snowe.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Maine’s Olympia Snowe has long thrived as one of the Senate’s leading GOP moderates, but she has recently sided with tea partyers on high-profile votes involving Libya, the budget and the environment as she braces for a primary challenge from the right.

Such votes could help Snowe fend off tea party foes who mock her as a “RINO” – Republican In Name Only – and hope to sink her bid for a fourth term next year.

Olympia, “I’ll vote and say anything to get elected in 2012”

Snowe insisted she’s been true to her moderate roots.

“I am who I am,” Snowe said. “I haven’t changed.”

Another test for Snowe could come as Senate Democrats push for a vote on a GOP House budget plan that calls for deep cuts and privatizing Medicare. Democrats who see the plan as politically unpopular want to put Republicans like Snowe on the hot seat.

She backed a motion by Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a tea party hero, to undercut President Barack Obama’s use of military force in Libya.

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