I joined a conference call with state representatives Diane Russell (D-Portland) and Adam Goode (D-Bangor) this afternoon. Also speaking on the call were Harriett Spencer of AFSCME Council 93, and Maine citizens Judy Morgan and David White. The point of the call was to mark President Obama's first 100 days in office, and also to express appreciation for US Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, and Reps Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree.
"The real leadership came from Senator Snowe and Senator Collins, who really put their reputations on the line and stood up to a lot of scrutiny" to vote with Democrats on issues like the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Russell said.
Are Snowe and Collins (who were the only Republicans other than Specter to vote for the stimulus package), being wooed by state Dems?