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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 remarks seemed to be a pep talk of sorts as she looks ahead to possible 2016 run
We're keeping tabs of all of her on-camera denials.
The widely-revered Republican elder statesman is running for nothing but is nonetheless running hard.
A period drama and a political comedy draw sharp lessons about how white people deal with African Americans.
Boston's new mayor sits down to talk the marathon, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, and his first 100 days.
Maine's independent senator has always left open the door of switching allegiances in the interest of his state.
With Easter and Passover come reminders of human capacity for both.
The former presidential candidate is trying to help GOP contenders in November's midterm elections.
Barry Goldwater's defeat should not be seen as positive step for the party.
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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