Snowe Won’t Seek Re-election 

A surprise announcement from Senator Olympia Snowe Tuesday afternoon.Snowe says she will not be running for a fourth term in the U.S. Senate.Snowe says she finds it frustrating that an atmosphere of polarization has become the norm in washington and political campaigns. The Maine Republican says she had to consider how productive another term would be and she doesn’t expect the partisanship in the senate to change any time soon.TV-5 talked with Senator Susan Collins, whos says she’s devastated by Snowe’s decision and will miss her knowledge and support.President Obama released a statement on the retirement of Senator Snowe, in which he praises the Senator for her years of service and wishes her the best in the future.