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Angus King enjoyed widespread name recognition when he entered politics as a player, not commentator, in 1994. He had been host of the public television show "Maine Watch" for nearly 20 years before he launched his 1994 gubernatorial campaign with commercials showing him rolling up his sleeves to delve into state issues.
Comfortable in public speaking situations and savvy with the media, King won election to the Maine governorship _ his first elective race _ as an independent with 35 percent of the vote in a five-candidate race.
He milled about with lawmakers in hallways of the Statehouse and attended public sessions to deal with state fiscal problems, unusual practices for a sitting governor.
Will Democrats meddle in a three-way race to put pressure on Pat Roberts?
With August recess right around the corner, Sen. Cory Booker has a ways to go before he reaches his goal of 99 Senate selfies.
So many of them - now more than ever.
GOP women in the Senate are taking the lead in helping Republican efforts to erase a daunting gender gap.
The last week tells the story.
Cory Booker, of social media fame, is on a quest to take a selfie with every senator. Yup, even Ted Cruz.
Brennan apologized to lawmakers this week after a CIA inquiry showed agency employees improperly accessed Senate computers
Is vice president rallying folks 2016?
Hearing comes amid concern in both parties about the release of Gitmo detainees.
Personal and political animosity between party leaders has brought a great legislative hush to U.S. Senate
PROJECT: Wilson Andrews, Jason Bartz, Ryan Kellett, Katie Parker, Leslie Passante and Serdar Tumgoren - The Washington Post. Published Oct. 8, 2012.
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