Jeffrey Selinger, assistant professor of government at Bowdoin, spoke to NECN yesterday about the political fallout from Sen. Olympia Snowe’s recent decision to step down from her long-held Senate seat. “The political implications couldn’t be bigger,” Selinger said. “It will become a question of who will control the Senate.” He said Snowe’s announcement gives Democrats a chance at a seat they never expected to get.
Bowdoin professors have been in demand by news reporters to comment on Snowe’s resignation announcement, as well as the possible political repercussions of her decision. Chris Potholm, a government professor with a specialty in Maine politics, has been interviewed by The Boston Globe, Bangor Daily News, MPBN, Roll Call and other media outlets.