March 6, 2012

Snowe rents campaign email list to Schneider

The Associated Press

PORTLAND — Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine has something quite valuable that she's willing to share with fellow Republicans seeking her empty seat: her email list for voters.

Attorney General William Schneider, who's exploring a Senate bid, asked to rent the Snowe campaign's email list and reached terms of $150 per thousand names for one-time use.

Justin Brasell, Snowe's campaign manager, says Snowe is interested in "helping good candidates get the necessary signatures to get on the ballot." So far, Snowe has sent one email on behalf of Schneider, and another campaign has requested that she do the same thing.

Candidates must collect 2,000 signatures by March 15 to quality for the June primary.

Snowe has said she might endorse a candidate but Brasell says there are no discussions at the moment.

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