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Reports emerging in the last few minutes that Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) will not seek re-election this year. As far as I know, this news comes completely from left field, with Snowe previously expected to cruise to re-election. It sets up a prime opportunity for Democrats to pick up a seat and perhaps hold on to their majority. Not immediately clear who the most likely Democratic contenders will be. Or the Republican ones for that matter. More on that shortly …

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.

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