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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.
The 113th Session of Congress passed 297 new laws -- ahead of the 284 laws passed during the 112th Congress.
Angus King says it's good for his state and he couldn't ignore how well he's been treated by Democrats.
For now, at least, a small band of Democrats is going to try securing changes in procedure before backing him again.
A brief vision of what could be.
GOP hits Dodd-Frank in spending bill, TRIA, State Dept drags feet on Clinton docs, DSCC chair looks to 7 Obama states, majority backs gun rights over gun control.
The report, expected to be released Tuesday, is said to find the use of harsh techniques were not effective.
Party-switching is a really fun D.C. parlor game with little basis in reality.
Calling himself as "a realist," Independent senator throws support to candidate in the lead against incumbent Republican governor.
The exit of the Democrat nominee opens up a can of worms -- and potential opportunity for Democrats.
The wide-ranging legislation authorizes operations in Iraq and Syria, and creates six national parks.
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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