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|Name = Angus King  
|Name                 = Angus King
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|Position = U.S. Senate, Maine
|Position             = U.S. Senate, Maine
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|Status = Incumbent
|Status               = Candidate
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|Tenure = January 3, 2013-Present
|Political party     = Independent
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|Term ends = January 3, 2019
|Profession          =
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|Assumed office = 2013
|Prior office         =Governor of Maine
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|Political party = Independent
|Prior office years   =January 5, 1995 – January 8, 2003
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|Predecessor = [[Olympia Snowe]] (R)
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|Bachelor's           = Dartmouth College (1966)
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|J.D.                 =University of Virginia Law School (1969)
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|Birthday             =March 31, 1944
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|Place of birth       =Alexandria, VA
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|Base salary = $174,000/year
|Religion             =Episcopalian
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|Campaign website     =http://angus2012.com/
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|Last election = [[United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|First elected = [[United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Next election = November 2018
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|Campaign $=2,926,581
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|Prior office = [[Governor of Maine]]
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|Birthday = March 31, 1944
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|Place of birth = Alexandria, Virginia
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|Net worth = $16,023,078
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|Religion = Episcopalian
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|Office website = http://king.senate.gov/
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|Campaign website = http://angus2012.com/
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}}{{tnr}}'''Angus King''' (b. March 31, 1944) is an [[Independent]] member of the [[U.S. Senate]] from [[Maine]]. King was first elected to the Senate in 2012 and is currently serving his first term. He announced he will caucus with the Democrats during the [[113th Congress]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83834.html?hp=l6 ''Politico'' "Angus King joins Democrats" Accessed November 14, 2012]</ref>
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King is set to run for re-election in [[Maine]]  in November of 2018.
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Prior to his election in the [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] King served as Govenor of Maine from 1995-2003.
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{{tnr}}'''Angus King''' is a 2012 [[Independent]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]] from [[Maine]]. He was governor of Maine from 1995 to 2003.
 
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
 
King was born in Alexandria, VA and has spent most of his life in Maine. He graduated from the University of Virginia's School of Law in 1969.  He has since served as one of just two independent governors in the United States.  King is also a Distinguished Lecturer at Bowdoin College.<ref>[http://angus2012.com/about-angus-king/ Angus King's Official Campaign Website]</ref>
 
King was born in Alexandria, VA and has spent most of his life in Maine. He graduated from the University of Virginia's School of Law in 1969.  He has since served as one of just two independent governors in the United States.  King is also a Distinguished Lecturer at Bowdoin College.<ref>[http://angus2012.com/about-angus-king/ Angus King's Official Campaign Website]</ref>
  
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*Founder of Northeast Energy Management, Inc., "a developer of large-scale energy conservation projects" (1989)
 
*Founder of Northeast Energy Management, Inc., "a developer of large-scale energy conservation projects" (1989)
 
*Governor of Maine 1995-2003
 
*Governor of Maine 1995-2003
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==Committee Assignments==
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===U.S. Senate===
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====2013-2014====
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King serves on the following Senate committees<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/index.php?chamber=senate ''Congressional Quarterly'' "Senate Committee List" Accessed January 22, 2013]</ref>:
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*[[United States Senate Committee on Armed Services]]
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**Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
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**Subcommittee on SeaPower
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**Subcommittee on Personnel
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*[[United States Senate Committee on Budget]]
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*[[United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration]]
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*[[United States Senate Committee on Intelligence (Select)]]
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Party affiliation===
 
===Party affiliation===
King was an [[Independent]] as governor of Maine, and is running as an [[Independent]] in the 2012 election. He says he will pick a caucus once he is elected.<ref>[http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/218281-pressure-builds-on-maines-angus-king-to-pick-a-caucus ''The Hill'' "Pressure builds on Maine’s Angus King to pick a caucus," March 26, 2012]</ref>
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King was an [[Independent]] as governor of Maine, and ran as an [[Independent]] in the 2012 election. He announced he will caucus with the Democrats.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83834.html?hp=l6 ''Politico'' "Angus King joins Democrats" Accessed November 14, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012]]''
  
King is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[Maine]]. King is seeking the nomination on the Independent ticket.<ref>[http://www.mpbn.net/Home/tabid/36/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3478/ItemId/20822/Default.aspx ''Maine Public Broadcasting Network'' "List of Maine Senate Candidates Grows" Accessed March 13, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/why-angus-king-is-the-most-important-senate-candidate-in-the-country/2012/03/06/gIQANf7DvR_blog.html ''The Washington Post'' "Why Angus King is the most important Senate candidate in the country" Accessed March 13, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://bangordailynews.com/2012/03/05/news/state/angus-king-announces-run-for-maines-u-s-senate-seat/?ref=relatedBox ''Bangor Daily News'' "Angus King enters race for U.S. Senate" Accessed March 13, 2012]</ref> The other third party candidates are [[Danny Francis Dalton]], [[Andrew Ian Dodge]], and [[Stephen Woods]]. The Democratic primary was between [[Benjamin Pollard]], [[Matthew Dunlap]], [[Cynthia Dill]], and [[Jon Hinck]]. Republicans [[Scott D'Amboise]], [[Richard Bennett]], [[Charles Summers]], [[Debra Plowman]], [[Bruce Poliquin]], and [[William Schneider]] also squared off in the June 5 Republican primary.
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King ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[Maine]]. King sought the nomination as an Independent.<ref>[http://www.mpbn.net/Home/tabid/36/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3478/ItemId/20822/Default.aspx ''Maine Public Broadcasting Network'' "List of Maine Senate Candidates Grows" Accessed March 13, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/why-angus-king-is-the-most-important-senate-candidate-in-the-country/2012/03/06/gIQANf7DvR_blog.html ''The Washington Post'' "Why Angus King is the most important Senate candidate in the country" Accessed March 13, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://bangordailynews.com/2012/03/05/news/state/angus-king-announces-run-for-maines-u-s-senate-seat/?ref=relatedBox ''Bangor Daily News'' "Angus King enters race for U.S. Senate" Accessed March 13, 2012]</ref> He defeated [[Cynthia Dill]] (D), [[Charles Summers]] (R), [[Andrew Ian Dodge]] (L), [[Danny Francis Dalton]], and [[Stephen Woods]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Maine"]</ref>
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====Polls====
 
====Polls====
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2012===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are King's reports.
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|Name=King
{{Campaign finance reports
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|year=2012
|Name = Angus King (2012)<ref>http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+S2ME00109 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Angus King Summary Report," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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|Editdate= April 19, 2013
|Political Party = Independent
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00034580&newmem=Y ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Angus King" March 2013]</ref>
|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/148/12020321148/12020321148.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "April Quarterly" Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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|party=Independent
|Date 1 = April 14, 2012
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|totalraised2012=2926581
|Beginning Balance 1 = 0.00
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|result2012=Won
|Total Contributions 1 = 173561.57
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|office2012=U.S. Senate (Maine)
|Expenditures 1= 31239.77
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|Cash on Hand 1 = 1432321.80
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|Report 2 = July Quarterly<ref>http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/462/12020484462/12020484462.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "July Quarterly" Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 2 = July 111, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 2 = 259324.80
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|Total Contributions 2 = 470909.86
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|Expenditures 2= 225700.62
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|Cash on Hand 2 = 503444.04
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===2012===
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[[File:Angus_King-2012_donor_breakdown.png|thumb|right|375px|Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.]]
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During the 2012 Election Angus King won election to the U.S. Senate, below are his major donors by industry and organization.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00034580&newMem=Y&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Angus King 2012 Election Cycle", Accessed February 12, 2013]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives
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|party = Independent
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|total raised = $2,926,581
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|total spent =$2,850,780
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|opponent raised = $1,233,121
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|opponent spent = $1,225,034
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|org1 = Bernstein Shur
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|org2 = Council for a Livable World
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|org3 = FMR Corp
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|org4 = Pierce Atwood LLP
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|org5 = Patton Boggs LLP
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|orgdonor1 = $25,400
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|orgdonor2 = $17,317
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|orgdonor3 = $16,833
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|orgdonor4 = $16,369
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|orgdonor5 = $16,250
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|ind1 = Retired
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|ind2 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind3 = Securities & Investment
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|ind4 = Health Professionals
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|ind5 = Real Estate
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|inddonor1 = $279,027
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|inddonor2 = $235,123
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|inddonor3 = $90,294
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|inddonor4 = $87,700
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|inddonor5 = $66,450
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|}}
  
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==Analysis==
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', King is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Independent]]" as of June 27, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/angus_king/412545 ''Gov Track'' "FULLNAME," Accessed June 27, 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' King missed 2 of 96 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Apr 2013, which is 2.1% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/angus_king/412545 ''GovTrack,'' "Angus King" Accessed April 2013]</ref>
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==Personal==
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King is married to wife Mary Herman, they have five children together.
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://angus2012.com/ Angus King campaign website]
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*[http://king.senate.gov/ Official U.S. Senate website]
* [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Angus-King-for-Senate-2012/314234791968260#!/pages/Angus-King-for-Senate-2012/314234791968260 Facebook page]
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Angus King
Angus king.jpg
U.S. Senate, Maine
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2019
Years in position 1
PartyIndependent
PredecessorOlympia Snowe (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 2018
Campaign $$2,926,581
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Governor of Maine
1995-2003
Education
Bachelor'sDartmouth College
J.D.University of Virginia School of Law
Personal
BirthdayMarch 31, 1944
Place of birthAlexandria, Virginia
Net worth$16,023,078
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Angus King (b. March 31, 1944) is an Independent member of the U.S. Senate from Maine. King was first elected to the Senate in 2012 and is currently serving his first term. He announced he will caucus with the Democrats during the 113th Congress.[1]

King is set to run for re-election in Maine in November of 2018.

Prior to his election in the Senate King served as Govenor of Maine from 1995-2003.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, King is a more moderate Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Independent Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

King was born in Alexandria, VA and has spent most of his life in Maine. He graduated from the University of Virginia's School of Law in 1969. He has since served as one of just two independent governors in the United States. King is also a Distinguished Lecturer at Bowdoin College.[2]

Career

  • After Law School, King became a staff attorney at Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Skowhegan, Maine
  • In 1972, he became Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics
  • Host and co-producer of “Maine Watch,” a TV show on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network
  • Vice-president of Swift River/Hafslund Company, "an alternative energy development company" (1983)
  • Founder of Northeast Energy Management, Inc., "a developer of large-scale energy conservation projects" (1989)
  • Governor of Maine 1995-2003

Committee Assignments

U.S. Senate

2013-2014

King serves on the following Senate committees[3]:

Issues

Party affiliation

King was an Independent as governor of Maine, and ran as an Independent in the 2012 election. He announced he will caucus with the Democrats.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012

King ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maine. King sought the nomination as an Independent.[5][6][7] He defeated Cynthia Dill (D), Charles Summers (R), Andrew Ian Dodge (L), Danny Francis Dalton, and Stephen Woods in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8]

U.S. Senate, Maine General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngAngus King 51.1% 370,580
     Democratic Cynthia Dill 12.8% 92,900
     Republican Charles Summers 29.7% 215,399
     Libertarian Andrew Ian Dodge 0.8% 5,624
     Independent Danny Francis Dalton 0.8% 5,807
     Independent Stephen Woods 1.4% 10,289
     N/A Blank Votes 3.3% 24,121
Total Votes 724,720
Source: Maine Secretary of State "United States Senate Election Results"

Polls

Angus King vs. Charles Summers Jr. vs. Cynthia Dill
Poll Angus King Charles Summers Jr.Cynthia DillNeitherDon't knowMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen Reports(September 25, 2012)
45%33%14%1%7%+/-4.5500
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for King is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, King raised a total of $2,926,581 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 19, 2013.[9]

Angus King's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. Senate (Maine) Won $2,926,581
Grand Total Raised $2,926,581

2012

Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.

During the 2012 Election Angus King won election to the U.S. Senate, below are his major donors by industry and organization.[10]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, King is a "centrist Independent" as of June 27, 2013.[11]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, King missed 2 of 96 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Apr 2013, which is 2.1% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving.[12]

Personal

King is married to wife Mary Herman, they have five children together.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Angus + King + Maine + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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