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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 president was initially skeptical of his ability to take unilateral action.
For now, at least, a small band of Democrats is going to try securing changes in procedure before backing him again.
Angus King says it's good for his state and he couldn't ignore how well he's been treated by Democrats.
But House Speaker John Boehner said that many Republicans were skeptical of the plans laid out by Obama.
Airpower won't be enough, said Isakson and Graham. But others disagree.
With August recess right around the corner, Sen. Cory Booker has a ways to go before he reaches his goal of 99 Senate selfies.
Is vice president rallying folks 2016?
Cory Booker, of social media fame, is on a quest to take a selfie with every senator. Yup, even Ted Cruz.
Maine's so-far independent senator expected to caucus with Democrats.
Angus King, the popular former Maine governor and favorite to be the state's next U.S. senator, is a political throwback trying to play a new game by the old rules.
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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