Will Olympia Snowe Join Third-Party Ticket?

Sounds like she could be a candidate for Americans Elect: Jonathan Chait
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 29, 2012 12:37 PM CST
Will Olympia Snowe Join Third-Party Ticket?
In this 2010 photo, Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, laughs during an interview with the Associated Press.   (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

What's Olympia Snowe up to? Her surprise decision to retire from the Senate came with what Jonathan Chait at New York magazine sees as an "unusually specific" statement about her desire to try to fix DC's partisan ways. "I intend to help give voice to my fellow citizens who believe, as I do, that we must return to an era of civility in government driven by a common purpose to fulfill the promise that is unique to America," she said.

To Chait, that sounds an awful lot like the stated intent of Americans Elect, a group trying to put together a third-party ticket for the presidency. And, hmmm, former Democratic Sen. David Boren also got behind Americans Elect yesterday. "Snowe and Boren would make for the kind of ticket Americans Elect is looking for," writes Chait. "Is that the plan?" Read the full column here. (Read more Olympia Snowe stories.)

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