FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2012 file photo, retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, accompanied by her husband, former Maine Gov. John “Jock” McKernan, Jr., speak on Capitol Hill in Washington after giving her farewell speech in the Senate chamber. While Congress has been engaging in political brinksmanship over the so-called “fiscal cliff,” Sen. Olympia Snowe has been busy cleaning out her office. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)