June 16, 2012

Angus King to lobbyists: Don't contribute if you want a Democrat or Republican

The Associated Press

At a recent meeting with Washington D.C. lobbyists, Independent U.S. Senate candidate Angus King sent a message: Don't contribute money to my campaign if you want me to be a firm Democrat or firm Republican.

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Angus King, Independent candidate for the U. S. Senate, right, speaks to former Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler, prior to announcing the opening of his campaign office in Brunswick in April. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)

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"Don’t give if that’s what you’re looking for,’” King said, according to one lobbyist. “This is what I’m about, this is who I am, and if you’re interested in supporting me — great.”

While some will likely cheer the message, others will likely likely criticize him for meeting with lobbyists.

For more information about the meeting, visit our political blog, Capitol Ticker.

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