Apr 07, 2012 3:20 AM GMT
"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.”