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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:00 PM

Angus King To Target Filibuster, Caucus With Democrats.

Just saw this; sorry if dupe.

Maine's newly elected senator, Angus King, pledged Wednesday that he would push for filibuster reform as he announced his intent to caucus with Democrats but remain independent of either party.

King, the former governor of Maine, easily won election last week, and insisted he would remain true to his pledge to be unbound by either party.

"I have decided to affiliate myself with the Democratic Party," King said. "Because doing so will allow me to take independent positions on issues as they arise. And at the same time, will allow me to be an effective representative for the people of Maine."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/14/angus-king-filibuster_n_2130315.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

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Reply Angus King To Target Filibuster, Caucus With Democrats. (Original post)
elleng Nov 2012 OP
still_one Nov 2012 #1
DCBob Nov 2012 #2
cali Nov 2012 #3
Comrade_McKenzie Nov 2012 #4
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #7
DollarBillHines Nov 2012 #5
RFKHumphreyObama Nov 2012 #6
Jennicut Nov 2012 #8

Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:09 PM

1. Thank you Angus. The republicans have shown even before the session starts that they do not want to

Compromise or work with anyone

They are truly a disgrace to the party of Lincoln, and the country

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:19 PM

2. Very good news.

His vote could matter on some critical bills.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:21 PM

3. haha. love it.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:27 PM

4. Good. His vote will work against the idiot Dems reportedly against it. nt

 

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:25 PM

7. who are these idiot Dems?

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:07 PM

5. What Party affiliation did he have as Gov? nt

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:20 PM

6. Independent

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:39 PM

8. King was a pretty left leaning independent Gov up in Maine.

He will probably will be more liberal on many issues then the more moderate and conservative Dems in the Senate. I think he will be a good Senator.

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