Snowe opposes Obama plan for Bush tax cuts

In prepared remarks, Snowe urged "the president and Democratic congressional leaders to swiftly reject job-killing tax increases in these uncertain economic times, and allow a vote on legislation to extend all of the 2001 and 2003 tax relief set to expire on December 31."

Snowe's disapproval of the Democratic plan could mean that liberal leaders fail in getting the 60 votes needed to pass the president's plan. 

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidDems see surge of new candidates Dems to grind Senate to a halt over ObamaCare repeal fight GOP fires opening attack on Dem reportedly running for Heller's Senate seat MORE (D-Nev.) has signaled that he will put forward a bill that only extends the middle-class tax cuts. Earlier today, his spokesperson said the legislation will succeed only if it finds Republican support. 

Snowe has been a key vote in passing legislation in the past and was considered one of the more likely Republican members to support Obama's tax plan. 

Sources tell The Hill that is unlikely for Sens. Susan CollinsSusan CollinsGOP Medicaid cuts will be disastrous for millions with Alzheimer’s Rocky rollout for Senate healthcare bill Overnight Healthcare: Latest on Senate healthcare bill | Four conservatives say they'll oppose | Obama slams bill | Health groups offer scathing criticism MORE (R-Maine) or George Voinovich (R-Ohio) to support the Democratic plan either. 

It is unclear if Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) will support the measure.