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Angus King Will Choose Sides Soon
Roll Call ^

Posted on 11/13/2012 10:35:10 PM PST by Arthurio

Sen.-elect Angus King said Tuesday that he could announce a decision on which caucus to join in time for Wednesday’s party leadership elections.

The Maine independent said he would try to make a decision before the leadership teams are finalized on Wednesday. He told reporters Tuesday morning that he would “probably have some comment for you sometime tomorrow.”

While King is widely expected to caucus with the Democratic majority, he still has not ruled out joining the GOP. “Whichever decision I make, I am not declaring opposition or inability to work with or unwillingness to work with the members of the other party,” he said.

“The important thing is that whichever decision I make ... I don’t consider that building a wall between myself and the other party. When I was governor as an independent, I worked with both parties,” King said. “During one six-week period, I had both parties picketing my office. I thought maybe I had it about right.”

King made the comments following a meeting with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in her Capitol Hill office. King and Collins, a fellow moderate, discussed committee assignments and other issues, but neither provided many details of their conversation.

(Excerpt) Read more at rollcall.com ...


TOPICS: US: Maine
KEYWORDS: angusking

1 posted on 11/13/2012 10:35:15 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Jack in the Box has been wooing him hard, but Angus is leaning toward
Burger King.


2 posted on 11/13/2012 10:41:24 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Arthurio
Collins, a fellow moderate

Since when?

Liberal, maybe.

/johnny

3 posted on 11/13/2012 11:03:13 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Arthurio

Why would a liberal like King choose to join the minority party?

Nothing to see here. Just a glory hog looking for some face time.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 12:10:40 AM PST by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Arthurio

Who doesn`t want to be on the winning team? Of course he`ll caucus with the dems.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 2:30:21 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: rfp1234
With a name like ANgUS KINg one must be careful flying acrobatics. If he pulls one negative G he is merely in trouble. Pulling two negative G's would be a disaster.

This is a coded message for Generals P. and Allen.

6 posted on 11/14/2012 2:44:39 AM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Arthurio
“During one six-week period, I had both parties picketing my office. I thought maybe I had it about right.”

Or you're a jerk.

7 posted on 11/14/2012 6:14:57 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: pepsi_junkie

This is a common argument I always hear from the left. They always say that they receive complaints from both sides, so they must be doing something right. It’s getting old.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 8:40:38 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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This is a common argument I always hear from the left. They always say that they receive complaints from both sides, so they must be doing something right.

If you rob a bank then you stiff your partners and keep all the cash, the fact that both the cops and the other robbers are upset with you doesn't mean you are in the right.

9 posted on 11/14/2012 9:13:59 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: pepsi_junkie

I always thought that was a stupid thing to say, but considering who usually says it, it’s not surprishing that they say it. I always thought that you were doing everything wrong!


10 posted on 11/14/2012 10:49:27 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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