January 3, 2013

King sworn in as independent U.S. senator

The former Maine governor takes the seat vacated by Sen. Olympia Snowe

By Kevin Miller kmiller@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Shortly after he was sworn in Thursday, Sen. Angus King, a Maine independent, laughs along with his wife, Mary Herman, and Vice President Joe Biden as they embrace on the floor of the Old Senate Chamber in the U.S. Capitol. The new senator thanked the current batch of leaders “for not solving all of the problems, for saving some.”

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Maine Sen. Susan Collins pays a visit to Sen. Angus King and his daughter, Molly, during a reception after King’s swearing-in Thursday.

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Sen. Angus King receives a hug from his granddaughter, Maya, 4, during a reception following his official swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday.

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Sen. Angus King of Maine greets his supporters and family during a reception celebrating his official swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol on Thursday.


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