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Maine mystery: Snowe Tea Party rival?

There is a budding mystery along the northern border, where a local tea party leader insists a credible challenger has emerged to attack Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe from the right.

Just don’t ask who it is.

The Maine state coordinator for the national Tea Party Patriots, Andrew Ian Dodge, tells Roll Call of “extensive” conversations with a candidate who promises to formally announce his Republican primary candidacy against Snowe in the first three months of 2011. And while he offered several hints, Dodge stopped short of naming the person who is supposed to knock off Maine’s most powerful politician in 2012.

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