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King wins Maine seat
in party fight for Senate

Associated Press, by Donna Cassata

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 11/6/2012 9:21:32 PM

WASHINGTON -- Independent Angus King captured a Republican-held Senate seat in Maine on Tuesday, adding a dose of uncertainty to the fight between majority Democrats and the GOP for control of the Senate. King prevailed over Republican Charlie Summers and Democrat Cynthia Dill in the race to replace Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe, who blamed partisan gridlock in Washington for her unexpected decision to retire after 18 years in the Senate. The Associated Press called the race based on interviews with voters as they left polling stations. In Connecticut, Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy won the seat held by Sen. Joe Lieberman

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 11/6/2012 10:01:06 PM     (No. 8994269)

No change. Just another warm body to buddy up with the Dems.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: roadrunner, 11/7/2012 1:35:09 AM     (No. 8994905)

We'll see how 'independent' Angus is when he votes.

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