National Journal: Maine's Angus King "independent" in name only


King at mic
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 the former chairman of the Democratic Party.
When Maine’s Angus King ran as an independent candidate for the Senate last year, he carefully guarded which party he would caucus with in Washington and how he would vote. “They’ll know the answer when they get to the K’s,” King said of roll-call votes.
The answer is: with the D’s.
In his first 100 days casting votes, the independent senator from Maine has voted with the Democratic leadership about 90 percent of the time, the same rate of allegiance as the former chairman of the Democratic Party, fellow freshman Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, according to a National Journal analysis of voting records.

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