Angus King

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

King won on November 6, 2012.[1] He announced he will caucus with the Democrats.[2]


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.[3]


  • 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


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


Candidates for Congress were 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)[9] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 14, 2012$0.00$173,561.57$(31,239.77)$1,432,321.80
Pre-Primary[11]June 28, 2012$142,321.80$293,224.67$(177,311.67)$258,234.80
July Quarterly[12]October 11, 2012$259,324.80$470,909.86$(225,700.62)$503,444.04
October Quarterly[13]October 11, 2012$503,444.04$1,217,973.23$(1,257,740.00)$463,677.27
Pre-General[14]October 23, 2012$463,677.27$387,112.63$(676,976.82)$173,813.08
Running totals

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