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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.
He led a push for Occidental College to rid itself of apartheid-related investments.
President Obama's December 4 remarks on the economy.
I happen to have King Solomon himself right behind this movie poster!
President pays tribute to the sweep of Bill Clinton's life, bestows Medal of Freedom on his Democratic predecessor.
Rand Paul delivers his 2016 GOP nomination speech.
Some programs mutuate past the point they serve our interest.
California lawmaker usually publicly defends the Obama administration's spying programs. Not this time.
Though a newcomer, he is rapidly becoming the model for GOP politicians throughout the state.
The early denunciations of Snowden now seem both over the top and beside the point
Their committee is made up of 29 lawmakers from the House and Senate, including all the members of the Senate Budget Committee.
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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