If this move is a prelude to a bigger play it could add a very interesting twist to the 2014 election. In the past King has claimed he is a free agent who would consider switching to the Republican caucus if they won control of the Senate. Depending on the outcome of the 2014 election, control of the Senate could easy hinge on which side King decides to take next year.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 14, 2012 11:01 am|
The new Independent Senator from Maine, Angus King, has officially announced that he will caucus with the Senate Democrats. King is replacing retiring Republican Senator Olympia Snowe. Throughout the campaign King refused to say which party he would caucus with, but based on his positions this announcement doesn’t come as a surprise. It was widely [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 7, 2012 12:02 am|
Marriage equality history was made yesterday in Maine and Maryland. For the first time ever the electorate in a state has voted to grant same-sex couples the right to get married instead of voting to take it away. A truly remarkable political and social transformation has occurred.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 16, 2012 12:30 pm|
This year features an usually high number of competitive Senate races that could result in a candidate winning with less than a majority of the vote.
|By: Jon Walker Monday August 6, 2012 12:09 pm|
It really can’t be overstated what a massive political shift has taken place regarding views on marriage equality in less than a decade. There is probably no better symbol of how huge this shift has been than how the issue of same-sex marriage was dealt with on the ballot in 2004 compared to expectations for [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 18, 2012 10:25 am|
While it is still relatively far out from the election, and three way races tend to be unpredictable, it appears that former governor and Independent Angus King is the prohibitive favorite to win the open Maine Senate Seat. A new WBUR poll finds King with a commanding 27 point lead. Maine Senate WBUR 6/13-14 Angus King [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 10, 2012 12:41 pm|
Even before President Obama announced his personal support for marriage equality, the political issue of gay marriage was going to be unavoidable this November. Gay marriage was already guaranteed to be part of the political discourse this cycle because it was already on the ballot in at least two states this November. In Maine the [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday February 29, 2012 1:43 pm|
This election year was looking bleak for Democrats in the Senate simply because of how lopsided the playing field is. Democrats have 23 seats to defend, while the Republicans who only need to defend 10 seats. But Senate Democrats’ hopes to keep control of the chamber received a huge boost when Maine’s Republican Senator Olympia [...]
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 9, 2011 1:10 pm|
According to current polling, January is shaping up to be a tough month for Mitt Romney. There are four contests in January: Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida. Romney currently leads only in New Hampshire, while Newt Gingrich has a double digit lead in the other three states. But the Republican primary calendar in [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 7, 2011 1:11 pm|
Tomorrow is election day in several states and municipalities around the country. In three states control of the state legislature hangs in the balance. Here is a preview of what is worth watching. Iowa – Democrats’ narrow control of the Iowa State Senate hangs on the result of the special election in Iowa Senate District [...]