U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe not Campaigning for Charlie Summers
Sen. Olympia Snowe is giving a boost to Republican Kevin Raye in his 2nd Congressional District race but she’s not campaigning on behalf of the GOP’s Charlie Summers in the race for her Senate seat. A new TV advertisement hitting the airwaves Wednesday features Snowe and Raye together, with Snowe telling viewers “he’s exactly what we need in Washington.” Raye, Snowe’s former chief of staff, could use a boost, as polls show him lagging behind Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud. So could Summers, her former state director, who’s trailing independent Angus King in the Senate race. In political circles, it’s no secret Snowe viewed Summers as disloyal when he failed to endorse her in her primary race against a tea party-backed candidate before she announced her retirement from the Senate.