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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.
His opposition probably won't have a major impact either way.
The Fox News moderators went after Trump harder than any of his opponents during last night's debate.
It's unclear whether the information deluge is actually changing any of their minds.
At this point, the math looks tough for the deal's foes.
Careful reviews from expected allies will leave the Capitol Hill outcome uncertain for weeks.
A conversation with a key player involved in getting the Iran accord through.
Angus King says it's good for his state and he couldn't ignore how well he's been treated by Democrats.
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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