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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.
Angus King says it's good for his state and he couldn't ignore how well he's been treated by Democrats.
The senator-elect explained his decision in a nuanced address worth reading.
Angus King to caucus with Democrats in Senate
Maine's so-far independent senator expected to caucus with Democrats.
Maine's independent senator-elect says he has two main criteria for picking with which party he plans to caucus.
They're facing Angus King in the Maine Senate race.
The Maine independent wants to fix the U.S. Senate.
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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