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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are King’s reports.<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?S2ME00109 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Angus King Summary Report," Accessed July 25, 2013]</ref>
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|Name = Angus King (2014)
|Political Party = Independent
|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/785/13020162785/13020162785.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Angus King April Quarterly," Accessed July 25, 2013]</ref>
|Date 1 = April 15, 2013
|Beginning Balance 1 = 75802.36
|Total Contributions 1 = 32756.42
|Expenditures 1= 42064.05
|Cash on Hand 1 = 62460.27
|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/925/13020282925/13020282925.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Angus King July Quarterly," Accessed July 25, 2013]</ref>
|Date 2 =July 15, 2013
|Beginning Balance 2 =62460.27
|Total Contributions 2 =69421.12
|Expenditures 2=42445.68
|Cash on Hand 2 =89435.71

Revision as of 16:24, 12 August 2013

Angus King
Angus king.jpg
U.S. Senate, Maine
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2019
Years in position 2
PredecessorOlympia Snowe (R)
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
Bachelor'sDartmouth College
J.D.University of Virginia School of Law
Date of birthMarch 31, 1944
Place of birthAlexandria, Virginia
Net worth$16,023,078
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 to the Senate, King served as Governor 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.


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]


  • 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


King serves on the following Senate committees[3]:


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]



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"


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)
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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


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]


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]

Like-minded colleagues

The website Open Congress, tracks whom from each party each member of Congress votes most and least often with.[12]

King most often votes with:

King least often votes with:

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.[13]


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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Olympia Snowe (R)
U.S. Senate - Maine
Succeeded by