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Maine's GOP senators may control the moderate middle

Maine's Republican senators, Susan Collins (above) and Olympia Snowe, have indicated a willingness to seek common ground with Democrats on elements of Barack Obama's agenda such as energy and healthcare. Maine's Republican senators, Susan Collins (above) and Olympia Snowe, have indicated a willingness to seek common ground with Democrats on elements of Barack Obama's agenda such as energy and healthcare. (Alex Wong/ Getty Images/ File 2007)
By Sasha Issenberg
Globe Staff / December 21, 2008

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WASHINGTON - For years, Maine senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins have been treated as conjoined political twins: a pair of moderate Republican women, often ideologically indistinguishable, ready to move as a unit whenever deals are being cut in the Senate's center. (Full article: 989 words)

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