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Breaking down the new Rasmussen poll: O’care underwater, strong for support limited government

The Maine Wire got a look at the cross-tabs behind the latest Rasmussen poll. To the extent polls tell us anything meaningful about voters’ attitudes, this poll is interesting. In…

Angus on Benghazi: “I haven’t seen any real accountability”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Angus King told CNN host Candy Crowley on Sunday that there has been a lack of accountability in the Obama administration surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012…

Angus King joins Democrat “strike force” on Obamacare

U.S. Sen. Angus King has joined a Democratic “strike force” designed to help sell Obamacare to a public wary after the troubled law’s bungled implementation. “As part of the new…

King joins Senate Democrats on historic filibuster vote

King joins Senate Democrats on historic filibuster vote

Maine Sen. Angus King joined Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Democrats Thursday to cast historic votes limiting the right of the minority to filibuster in the U.S.…

Maine politician’s outrageous rhetoric draws national attention

U.S. Sen. Angus King’s inflammatory remarks have drawn national attention from the media, prompting the Maine GOP to condemn his harsh words in a statement Monday. On Friday, King, who…

Angus: Obamacare opponents “guilty of murder”

U.S. Sen. Angus King, an unenrolled senator who caucuses and votes with Democrats, told Salon.com on Friday that conservative opponents to President Obama’s controversial health care law are “guilty of…

Angus King lashes out at conservative Republicans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Angus King lashed out at senate Republicans on Friday for their attempts to block further implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare,…

Of freshman senators, only King lacks leadership PAC

U.S. Sen. Angus S. King, Jr., an unenrolled Democrat, is the only freshman U.S. senator that has not formed a leadership PAC\. Leadership PACs are committees that allow politicians to…

Maine senator using Obama’s campaign service

U.S. Sen. Angus S. King Jr. (U-Maine) has obtained the services of NGP Van, Inc. — the same Washington, D.C.-based campaign service provider utilized by all national Democratic committees, thousands of Democratic…

National Journal: Maine’s Angus King “independent” in name only

National Journal: Maine’s Angus King “independent” in name only

WASHINGTON – National Journal conducted an analysis of Sen. Angus S. King, Jr.’s voting record to date and found Maine’s allegedly independent junior senator votes with Democrats as often as…

Angus King: “Pretty disappointing” Obama’s gun control bill died

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Angus S. King, Jr., an un-enrolled Democrat, said Friday in his weekly YouTube address that it was “pretty disappointing” to see President Barack Obama’s much-ballyhooed…

LePage: High Electricity Rates? Blame Wind Power

LePage: High Electricity Rates? Blame Wind Power

AUGUSTA – Republican Gov. Paul R. LePage told Mainers on Saturday that electricity rates in the Pine Tree State are far too high and the state-mandated wind power industry is…

NRA Targets Angus King

The National Rifle Association (NRA), the foremost defender of Second Amendment rights in the country, is running ads targeting Maine’s  junior senator. The NRA’s Facebook ad asks Mainers to call Sen. Angus…

The Filibuster: Hypocritical Bi-Partisan Duplicity of the Most Transparent Sort

The Filibuster: Hypocritical Bi-Partisan Duplicity of the Most Transparent Sort

  Jimmy Stewart in the 1939 film “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” Wouldn’t you just know it; the venerable Senate filibuster is back in the news. The Maine Sunday Telegram…

Maine’s colorful political chameleon champions Angus King in PPH columns

By Pem Schaeffer Maine Wire columnist On Sunday, October 7, The Maine Wire published my column,  “Maine’s colorful political chameleons: Angus King and Alan Caron,” in which I applied the idea…

VIDEO: King, Summers, Dill differ on tax reform

In this debate over tax reform, Angus King said he is dating Simpson-Bowles, but not married to them. “I only paid 15%,” he said of his tax rate. Charlie Summers…

VIDEO: Summers calls out King for his veto on funding Meals on Wheels

While talking about Social Security and Medicare, Charlie Summers calls out Angus King for his veto of an increase in funding for the Meals on Wheels program. “I think it…

“Nasty, brutish and short: the tweets of Angus King’s son”

Chris Busby, editor of The Bollard and a blogger for the Bangor Daily News, wrote a piece for the BDN based on Crash Barry’s report about inappropriate, racist and offensive…

VIDEO: Summers calls King on $25,000 payment from firm with ties to natural gas industry

In this video, Charlie Summers and Angus King clash over King’s financial interest in an engineering firm that has been serving the natural gas industry for almost 40 years. King…

Maine’s colorful political chameleons: Angus King and Alan Caron

By Pem Schaeffer Maine Wire columnist A few weeks back, I wrote on the subject of partisanship here on The Maine Wire. In so many words, I suggested that Angus…

Op/Ed: Angus King raised taxes, increased spending as governor

By David Sorenson Over the years, Angus King and his friends have built up a tall tale about King as a straightforward, calls-it-like-he-sees-it kind of guy; someone who has nothing…

Tax returns show Angus King pays lower tax rate than Mitt Romney

King paid only 15% on nearly $4 million in income   AUGUSTA - Yesterday Angus King’s campaign released a deceptive summary that overstated the amount of taxes paid over the last seven…

“Inside the King Kamp” reveals inner workings of campaign

Crash Barry, author, reporter and columnist, posted this piece as part of The Crash Report on his website. The author of  “Tough Island, True Stories from Matinicus, Maine” and  “Sex, Drugs…

King decries outside money “trying to buy” election, fundraises in D.C. the next day

King decries outside money “trying to buy” election, fundraises in D.C. the next day

By Alexis Levinson The Daily Caller On Wednesday, independent Senate candidate Angus King’s campaign sent out a fundraising email decrying how Republican outside money was trying to buy the Maine seat…

National poll: King’s lead drops to 8 points

Public Policy Polling, a national polling firm based in Raleigh, N.C., is reporting that the lead by former Maine governor Angus King has been slashed to just eight points ahead of…

Brietbart: The Angus King Federal Bailout

By Michael Patrick Leahy Brietbart.com Add former Maine Governor and current Independent candidate for Senate Angus King to the long list of Obama administration cronies who have personally made money…

State spending, MaineCare surged under King administration

Followers of AsMaineGoes.com, the state’s oldest and most popular online forum, saw three charts last week detailing the rise of state spending under former governor Angus King, who is now…

Breitbart: King Wind Project “Worse than Solyndra”

by Ben Shapiro - Breitbart.com The Obama administration is famous for its crony capitalism. It’s famous for wasting money on disastrous investments like Solyndra to pay off its political allies. It now appears,…

Game On: Summers, Dill, to take on Angus

Secretary of State Charlie Summers and State Senator Cynthia Dill won their respective primaries last night, filling out the final roster of candidates to fill the U.S. Senate seat of…

Good to be King: Angus’ Virgin Islands Getaway

Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree has gotten a lot of attention for her luxury trips to the Virgin Islands. Now it appears Pingree’s not the only Maine politico who enjoys a…

Independent? Bennett campaign whacks Angus on huge DNC donation

The Rick Bennett for Senate campaign turned around some serious campaign collateral today, jumping onto a story about Angus King’s prolific Democrat donations that bubbled up on Facebook last night.…

Angus King’s Book Tour, and other weirdness

Angus King’s Book Tour, and other weirdness

U.S. Senate candidate Angus King has posted an odd campaign video today, as a preview to his official campaign launch next week. The video itself is basically boring, but the…

The Week in Review Podcast – April 6, 2012

Tune in to this week’s Maine Wire ‘Week in Review’ podcast. Click below to listen. Hosted this week by: Sam Adolphsen, Director, MHPC’s Open Government Center David Crocker, Director, MHPC’s…

Citizen warned Dept. of Energy not to loan money to King’s wind company

Steve Thurston, co-chair of Citizens’ Task Force on Wind Power, waved a red flag at the Dept. of Energy before it guaranteed a $102 million loan to Angus King’s wind…

Main Stream Media picks up Angus King wind story

Main Stream Media picks up Angus King wind story

The Maine Wire broke the story last week that U.S. Senate candidate Angus King’s wind company was included in a congressional oversight report as part of a handful of companies…

Pingree helped King get $102 million Federal loan guarantee

The Maine Wire has obtained a letter sent from U.S Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D- Maine) to the Department of Energy in support of Angus King’s Record Hill Wind project. Record…

Investigators contacted King’s wind company days before report released

While U.S. Senate candidate Angus King was busy discussing the ethical benefits of selling his company, behind the scenes Independence Wind was becoming part of a congressional probe into inappropriate…

Crash Barry on Angus King’s Senate Run

Crash Barry has a piece worth reading on his blog, titled ‘Angus King for Senate? No thanks!‘: Just piecing together the easy-to-find numbers, it appears Angus currently has plenty of…