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 political campaigns and hundreds of labor unions.

In an April 30 email subject line “My First 100 Days,” Sen. King thanked supporters and told them to read the piece Bill Nemitz wrote for U.S. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree’s news company, Maine Today Media.

Wrote King, “[Nemitz] was with me practically full time and got a pretty good feel for what I have been doing during my first 100 days in office. You may have seen the article, but just in case you haven’t,click here to read the story about my first 100 days.

Calling President Barack Obama’s failure to pass national gun-control a setback, King said he is “hoping for progress on a couple of other issues in the next few months.”

The email was distributed by NGP Van, Inc. — perhaps the largest campaign tech provider exclusively serving Democratic campaigns and candidates.

The ‘About Us’ section of the company’s website states: “NGP VAN is the leading technology provider to Democratic and progressive campaigns and organizations, offering clients an integrated platform of the best fundraising, compliance, field, organizing, new media, and social networking products

“NGP VAN counts thousands of campaigns and organizations amongst our clients, including all the national Democratic committees, thousands of Democratic campaigns, and hundreds of labor unions, progressive and non-partisan PACs, and other organizations.”

King said during his campaign he didn’t know whether he would caucus with Republicans or Democrats, but announced he would join the Democrats before he even found his office.

The National Journal‘s April 18 analysis of King’s voting record found he voted with Democrats 90 percent of the time.


S.E. Robinson
Maine Wire Reporter


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