Skip to comments.Angus King tells potential donors: No promises on party affiliation (Maine U.S. Senate race)
Posted on 06/16/2012 7:36:15 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Former Maine Gov. Angus King told a series of gatherings in Washington this week that he really, truly hasnt decided which party hed caucus with next year if elected to the Senate, according to four lobbyists who attended events with King.
King is seeking the open Senate seat of retiring GOP Sen. Olympia Snowe. He has insisted that hes keeping an open mind about his caucus affiliation, though he has endorsed President Barack Obama for reelection.
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If he’s endorsed Obama for reelection, that tells us everything we need to know.
Didn’t Maine elect a pretty conservative governor? What gives?
Uncertain of Party affiliation?
Running to replace Snowe?
How would we notice the difference?
WTH is the matter with Maine and these idiots they elect? (except for their governor)
Sounds like a 'Rat to me.
It would be hard to find a more blatant example of a ‘rat tacking right to get elected, before the lurch to the wrong.. I mean, left.
As was very telling during the 2010 elections, if they won’t tell you which party they’re affiliated with up front then they’re democrats.
Just by reading this short bit, we know this guy is shuck and jive, or he needs to grow a pair. Don’t count on the latter, because it requires principles, and obviously he doesn’t have any. And while foolish people can almost be excused for voting for Obama the first time, foolish people being what they are, there is no escaping the idiot label for those doing it a second time. As a replacement for Olympia Snowe, he is status quo. Maine can do better.
“If you are neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.”
R A T
The one that pays the most. He should declare before he has any thoughts of running.
A LITTLE CONFUSED aren’t you there, Angus?
Can’t decide on a political party.
He’s not sure if he is for America or against America.
He is lying.
At some point one must suspect the electorate.
Lets see...I think he'll join the LIBERTARIAN PARTY, because you know LIBERTARIANS will help Oblame-o win this year.
King was meeting with a bunch of lobbyists. His party affiliation isn’t important. Lobbyists just needed assurance King is a whore like the rest of Congress.
I can’t recall any so called Independents ever caucussing with Republians. Am I wrong. Leiberman, Sanders, Anderson....
The conservative Governor was just elected in 2008 with a 38% plurality in a race with four serious candidates. Republicans did very, very well in Maine in 2010. Was that a short-term reaction to Obama or part of longer trend? It’s too soon to say.
I’m a liberal but just don’t use the word.
Angus King may be the G-man. After all he does have a G between the AN and the US which Olypia Snowe did not have.
More recently, Bob Smith of New Hampshire left the Republican party and refused to caucus with them, but kept his committee assignments which he got as a member of that party. Bob was going through a strange phase back then. There's also speculation as to what Charlie Christ might have done if he was elected to the Senate from Florida as and Independent last time around.
There's an article here that gives a rundown, and speculates that King would caucus with the Democrats if he was elected as an Independent.
So, communist - got it.
Sweeeeet. In a two way race, the Democrat wins. In a three way race, with this jamoke running as an independent, the Republican wins. I wonder if he is a Republican straw.
I believe he has contributed to Obambi previously, as well.
I got behind a car today sporting an Obama sticker directly over a King sticker. I had to laugh both because the message read Obama King and second this is good news because the liberal vote is divided.
“If hes endorsed Obama for reelection, that tells us everything we need to know.”
Exactly. Also, King was officially a RAT before he “switched” to IND - remember that.
Democrats are ignoring their own candidate. That means privately they know for a fact that if they need him he’ll be there for them.
But if we win 51 or more and he’s there watch him “try to do what’s best for my constituents” and try to get with the GOP.
New poll, it’s from Boston’s NPR affiliate so.....yeah.
But anyway it’s bad
I’m most concerned with the low number for Dill, if she only takes 9% from King I don’t see him losing.
The same sample has
According to the Portland Press Herald, King, who was a supporter of George W. Bush in 2000 (but endorsed John Kerry in 2004), endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential election, stating that the Illinois Democrat “...leads with hope and not through fear.” King stated on March 9, 2012, that he believed Obama should be re-elected, stating that he made his decision after “seeing the likely alternatives”.
“But anyway its bad”
It’s bad, but it’s not surprising. Angus King is the only candidate who has any name recognition at this point. Third-party candidates usually fade in the stretch. Also, with the Presidential election polarizing the public and the grass roots being highly active, that will cause voters to fall into their traditional party lines.
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