Tags: Maine | King | Snowe | Senate

Former Maine Gov. King Seeks Snowe's Senate Seat

Tuesday, 06 Mar 2012 01:45 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Angus King, a former independent governor in Maine, is seeking the U.S. Senate seat that retiring Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe is vacating.

Saying he will be a voice for “civility and common sense,” King announced his candidacy during a lecture Monday night at Bowdoin College in Portland, according to Fox News. The United States is paralyzed by partisanship, he said, and “it is holding the whole country hostage.” Compromise is necessary to solve the problems of unemployment and national debt, King said.

“I think I might scare them, and that would be a good thing because Maine will be sending a message,” he said. “That if they don’t get their act together, I won’t be the last person sent their way who won’t play the game the way they want.”

Snowe, who has been a member of Congress for 33 years, announced last week that she would not seek re-election because she was frustrated with partisanship.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Dems Abandon November Ballots to Help Party Control Senate

Monday, 22 Sep 2014 22:34 PM

Democratic candidates in key Senate races are abandoning midterm elections ballots as the party tries to keep control of . . .

La. 'Kissing Congressman,' Wife Allude to Scandal in New Ad

Monday, 22 Sep 2014 21:18 PM

The wife of Kissing Congressman Rep. Vance McAllister comes to his defense in a new ad for the Louisiana Republican la . . .

Rasmussen Poll: Gov. Brownback Closing Gap on Dem Challenger

Monday, 22 Sep 2014 20:05 PM

Beleaguered Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is closing the gap on Democratic challenger Paul Davis, a new Rasmussen . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved