The Los Angeles Times, 1 March 2012
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1 mars 2012
Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli
Reporting from Washington Even before Republican Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine blindsided her party by announcing she would not seek reelection, GOP
hopes for winning four seats and recapturing the Senate this year were beginning to dim.
Democratic seats that Republicans had thought they could scoop up in Montana, Missouri and Ohio, for example were not looking like such sure bets. Holding on to vulnerable Republican seats in Massachusetts and Nevada was becoming more daunting. Now, with Maine suddenly up for grabs, the GOP goal of taking over the Senate is in question.
"Clearly this is a bump in the road," Sen. John Cornyn
of Texas, the Republican Senate campaign chief, acknowledged Wednesday.