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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.
GOP women in the Senate are taking the lead in helping Republican efforts to erase a daunting gender gap.
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.
The last week tells the story.
Personal and political animosity between party leaders has brought a great legislative hush to U.S. Senate
Though they did slightly better than random guessing. U-S-A!
Hearing comes amid concern in both parties about the release of Gitmo detainees.
The independent keeps his himself rooted in the political middle.
Maine's independent senator has always left open the door of switching allegiances in the interest of his state.
Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) off to the Arctic for a not so cushy overseas trip.
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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