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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.
After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate.
Calling himself as "a realist," Independent senator throws support to candidate in the lead against incumbent Republican governor.
Independent candidate Eliot Cutler said Wednesday he won't drop out of the heated three-way race for governor of Maine, despite increasing pressure from voters who view him as a spoiler who will ensure another term for Republican incumbent Paul LePage.
President Barack Obama is heading to Maine to rally votes for the Democratic candidate for governor, the latest in a burst of campaign appearances Obama is making before next week's midterm elections after months of sitting on the sidelines because of his low approval ratings and unpopularity in some states.
U.S. intelligence analysts are closely watching al-Qaida's overtures to the renegade Islamic State to reunite and fight the West, and while a full reconciliation is not on the horizon, there is evidence the two groups have curtailed their feud and are cooperating on the Syrian battlefield.
A thumbs-up to Congress and a fan, a thumbs down to grilled cheese and positive ads.
So you're telling me there's a chance...
The exit of the Democrat nominee opens up a can of worms -- and potential opportunity for Democrats.
Super PACs, super PACs and 2016.
A look at other marginalized (and withdrawn) major-party nominees.
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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