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Angus King will caucus with
Democrats, giving them 55th seat

The Hill [Washington DC], by Alexander Bolton

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/14/2012 10:13:02 AM

Independent Sen.-elect Angus King announced Wednesday that he will caucus with Senate Democrats. The newly-elected senator from Maine was expected to do so but remained mum about his intentions during the election, when he was criticized by Republicans for not saying which party he would favor if he made it to the upper chamber. His move gives the Democrats another pickup as he replaces retiring Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine.). Democrats will hold 55 seats in the Senate in the 113th Congress.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Susannah, 11/14/2012 10:18:16 AM     (No. 9013580)

Anyone who couldn´t see this coming is blind. King has been moving to the left for years.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: trappedinmn, 11/14/2012 10:20:40 AM     (No. 9013590)

"Hey dems, I was elected by the people to represent them- what will you give me if I represent the dem party instead?" What did he run on? No such thing as an independent. You are either an R or a d. Which is it?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mainelysane, 11/14/2012 10:22:59 AM     (No. 9013603)

Get out!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: fljack, 11/14/2012 10:23:33 AM     (No. 9013606)

Who is surprised?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/14/2012 10:24:23 AM     (No. 9013608)

What was his selling price?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 11/14/2012 10:30:15 AM     (No. 9013634)

Watch as he ends up on some cushy committee.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: NYbob, 11/14/2012 11:21:29 AM     (No. 9013787)

Who is more shocked, the average Maine voter or the Maine Republican committee?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 11/14/2012 12:05:39 PM     (No. 9013923)

Independent seems to mean either they have no firm position or their vote is for sale. Nobody in Maine is surprised.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/14/2012 12:25:34 PM     (No. 9013977)

I wouldn´t be too hard on the folks in Maine, as the Portland area and points south is where the Left gets their votes. The rest of the state is left to wallow.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rolfnader, 11/14/2012 12:48:17 PM     (No. 9014045)

Don´t be so touch on Angie King. The democrats in the Senate need all the help they can get in their attempt to produce a budget.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jerseyden, 11/14/2012 12:49:49 PM     (No. 9014049)

Looks like the Tea Party has it´s first target for the new year. They have 5 years to vet whoever wants to challenge him in the primary.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: moonlightflip, 11/14/2012 2:05:13 PM     (No. 9014239)

am wearing my "shocked face."

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