Tuesday January 15, 2013 | 05:42 PM

WASHINGTON – Sen. Angus King is inviting Mainers planning a mid-week trip to the nation’s capital to stop by for coffee.

King’s office has announced that, beginning Jan. 23rd, the newly minted senator will hold “Capitol Coffee with Angus” sessions in Washington, DC, every Wednesday that the Senate is in session.

The “constituent breakfast” event -- held in room 562 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building -- is a chance for Mainers who are in DC to talk with the senator as he gears up for his first term in the Senate, staff said. The first session will be held next Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m.

King plans to meet regularly with constituents in his district offices in Maine when he is back in the state, staff said. A former two-term governor, King is an independent but plans to caucus with the Democrats.

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