Angus King

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Angus King
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Maine
PartyIndependent
Prior offices
Governor of Maine
January 5, 1995 – January 8, 2003
Education
Bachelor'sDartmouth College (1966)
J.D.University of Virginia Law School (1969)
Personal
BirthdayMarch 31, 1944
Place of birthAlexandria, VA
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Campaign website
Angus King is a 2012 Independent candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Maine. He was governor of Maine from 1995 to 2003.

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.[1]

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

Issues

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.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012

King is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maine. King is seeking the nomination on the Independent ticket.[3][4][5] 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.

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

2012

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are King's reports.

Angus King (2012)[6] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 14, 2012$0.00$173,561.57$(31,239.77)$1,432,321.80
July Quarterly[8]July 111, 2012$259,324.80$470,909.86$(225,700.62)$503,444.04
Running totals
$644,471.43$(256,940.39)


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