Skip to comments.King gift to Obama draws fire from rivals
Posted on 05/24/2012 7:41:57 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Independent U.S. Senate candidate Angus King is being criticized by Republican candidates for contributing to President Obama's re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Do you believe a political candidate can successfully run as an independent while if he or she also has donated to a party or Democrat or Republican candidate?
Angus King, Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate, right, speaks to former Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler at an event in April. King has come under fire for purchasing tickets to an Obama fundraiser before Olympia Snowe withdrew from the race.
King, who has declined to say which party he will caucus with if he wins the seat in November, bought two $5,000 tickets to Obama's fundraising dinner in Portland on Feb. 21, a week before Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe made her surprise announcement that she would not seek re-election.
King's spokeswoman, Crystal Canney, told The Portland Press Herald on Wednesday that his purchase was a single transaction payable to the Obama Victory Fund, which later divided it into two payments: $4,000 to Obama's campaign and $6,000 to the Democratic National Committee. Canney provided a credit card statement consistent with that account.
The portion of the purchase that went to the Democratic National Committee appeared with a transaction date of Feb. 29, the day after Snowe's announcement.
The transactions were reported to the Federal Election Commission.
On Monday, the campaign website of one of King's rivals, Republican Rick Bennett, posted a screen shot of the transactions with the statement: "'Independent' Angus King gave $6,000 to the Democratic National Committee the day after Senator Snowe announced her retirement. Why?"
"Is it really a secret who Angus plans to caucus with in Washington?" it concluded.
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Angus King isn’t going to be all that independent if he gets elected to the U.S. Senate. So far, Rick Bennett has been the most aggressive in pointing this out.
Is it bad form to do mesc on a holiday weekend?
Depends on the holiday, I suppose. I’m far from an expert.
Hangin’s too good for the bastard. Thanks Clintonfatigued.
While some Independents tend to right/center-right, for the most part thay are just libs who try to mask the fact.
You’re all that and a bag of chips!