POLITICS
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Snowe Health Care Vote Could Cost Her Ranking Position

Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine) is risking a shot at becoming the top Republican on an influential Senate committee by backing Democratic healthcare legislation, according to senators on the panel.

A Senate Democrat on the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee said Republicans on the panel are threatening to vote against Snowe, who is in line for the senior GOP post that is about to come open.

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