How Angus King (I-ME) could swing the US Senate

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    Apr 07, 2012 3:20 AM GMT
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    "I represent a threat,” King, a former two-term governor who had retired from politics until last month, told POLITICO. “If it can happen in Maine, it can happen in other places. And they need to start looking toward the middle, instead of always toward the right or the left.”

    That makes King one of the most important — and most unpredictable — candidates in the country this year.

    “What these folks really respect more than anything else is electoral power,” he said, referring to party leaders. “I think my election would send the message not only to the people in the Senate but also to the people in the country that there is a different way.”



    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/74880.html#ixzz1rJxpi6JS
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    Apr 07, 2012 3:22 AM GMT
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell should save themselves the trouble if they’d like to get Angus King on the phone.

    He won’t take their calls before November.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/74880.html#ixzz1rJyki7FH
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    Apr 07, 2012 3:42 AM GMT
    This guy sounds like what we need 100 more of in the Senate. Hope he starts a trend

    But expect the status quo to throw everything they've got at him, to keep him from fucking up their 'system'.
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    Apr 07, 2012 4:37 AM GMT
    “I hope I have you thoroughly confused as to my ideology,” he said.


    LMAO.. its crystal clear to me! And I like it!
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    Apr 07, 2012 11:30 AM GMT
    This may have to be a Senate race the Democrats should stay out of. I recall a recent article about how Paul LePage (R) was able to win the gubernatorial race thanks to Eliot Cutler (I) splitting the votes with Libby Mitchell (D).
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    Apr 08, 2012 2:46 AM GMT
    creature saidThis may have to be a Senate race the Democrats should stay out of. I recall a recent article about how Paul LePage (R) was able to win the gubernatorial race thanks to Eliot Cutler (I) splitting the votes with Libby Mitchell (D).


    Yes, and now we're stuck with an asshole tea party bully for a governor.

    The Democratic field for the race is, thankfully, pretty weak right now--several high-profile Dems have refused to run out of respect for King. We're quite independent up here, and the last thing Mainers want is to send a Tea Party Republican to the Senate who would embarrass our state. I hope we learned our lesson with LePage.