Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Associated Press
AUGUSTA — The Maine State Chamber of Commerce is paying tribute to U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe.
FILE- In this March 2, 2012, file photo U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe speaks at news conference in South Portland, Maine. Snowe, who has cited Washington's partisan atmosphere as the reason she is stepping down this year, has a deal with Weinstein Books for a publication due out in the spring. Weinstein is billing the book, currently untitled, as a �memoir and call to action.� (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, files)
The chamber is commemorating Snowe's 34 years in Congress at its annual dinner on Friday at the Augusta Civic Center.
The program will feature an award presentation and remarks by Snowe and her husband, former Maine Gov. John McKernan.
Snowe announced last winter she is not seeking re-election to a fourth term in the Senate because of what she called political polarization in Washington.