Tom Allen

Thomas Hodge "Tom" Allen (born April 16, 1945) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives representing Maine's 1st congressional district, and the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in 2008 against Republican incumbent Senator Susan Collins. Allen lost to Collins (61.5% to 38.5%).Allen was first elected in 1996, defeating Republican incumbent James Longley, Jr. with 55 percent of votes cast to Longley's 45 percent. Allen was re-elected five times, receiving over 55 percent of the vote each time in his district, until his defeat in his 2008 run for the U.S. Senate.
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  • Why You Must Not Ignore The Call to Adventure

    … out to circumnavigate the globe in different fashions or be the first to accomplish a challenging goal far from home. Branching out beyond travel, the categories of learning, documenting, and athleticism were also fairly self-explanatory. The happiness of pursuit When an independent learner from Canada decided to tackle the four-year M.I.T. Computer…

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