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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.
Maine's independent senator has always left open the door of switching allegiances in the interest of his state.
Does schooling build peace? Evidence from Rwanda suggests the conventional wisdom can be wrong.
The strange history of Cliven Bundy's cows. And of the desert tortoise.
President Obama's remarks honoring the 50th anniversary of former president Lyndon Johnson's signing of the Civil Rights Act.
Spring Break mere hours away, terrorism risk insurance deal near, McAllister's career increasing at risk
Vance McAllister is one of many politicians in the state to have a scandal appended to his Wikipedia page,
They say they won't go down without a fight.
Debate over health care law enters new stage with complications for both parties.
Maine's senior senator is once again in the middle of several big deals.
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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