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Politico: Chairman Jim DeMint?

If Republicans win the Senate, DeMint would grab the gavel of the powerful Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, giving him oversight over everything from highway funding, to NASA, to Internet regulation. It’s a position with the power to shape the national agenda over a wide swath of the economy, and DeMint emphatically says he’ll be just as uncompromising with a gavel in his hand as he has been in his seven years as a bomb-throwing backbencher.

Olympia Snowe Drops Out

U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) recently announced she will retire at the end of the year. Her decision has set off a flurry of activity in Maine as candidate on both sides of the aisle scramble to collect the necessary signatures to secure a place on their parties primary ballot.

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