November 13, 2012

Sen.-elect King to meet with Sen. Collins

King has not revealed which party, if any, he'll caucus with in the Senate.

The Associated Press

PORTLAND — Independent Sen.-elect Angus King is meeting with Republican Sen. Susan Collins in Washington to discuss committee assignments and how they'll work together to represent Maine in the Senate.

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Independent Senator-elect Angus King hugs his wife, Mary Herman, after he spoke at a news conference, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Freeport, Maine. King says he's heading to Washington this weekend and could decide as soon as next week, or after Thanksgiving, on which party he'll align himself with. The former two-term governor overcame challenges from Republican Secretary of State Charlie Summers and Democratic state Sen. Cynthia Dill to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)


Collins and King are meeting Tuesday morning, with King attending orientation sessions later in the day.

King flew to Washington on Sunday and met with Maine's other senator, Republican Olympia Snowe, on Monday. King is replacing Snowe, who didn't run for re-election because of what she called gridlock and partisanship in Washington.

King has not revealed which party, if any, he'll caucus with in the Senate. Regardless, he says he'll vote his conscience and not along party lines.

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