Senator Collins Pays Tribute to Retiring Senator Snowe 

Senator Olympia Snowe is days away from wrapping up her political career in Washington. Thursday Senator Susan Collins paid tribute to her long-time colleague on the Senate floor. Collins says when Snowe retires, she’ll join the pantheon of great leaders Maine has produced – like Margaret Chase Smith, Ed Muskie, George Mitchell and Bill Cohen. “The people of Maine and America are grateful for her many years of service. And I am grateful for her leadership and friendship. And I know that Olympia Snowe will continue to influence national police for many years to come.”Snowe’s said she plans to create a political action committee to support consensus-building candidates for the future. Former Maine Governor, now Senator-elect, Angus King will officially fill her post when he and other elected lawmakers are sworn in, in January.