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January 5, 2013

Washington Notebook: States could join Maine in allowing split electors

By Kevin Miller kmiller@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Olympia Snowe
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Olympia Snowe gives her farewell speech to the Senate on Dec. 13. She cast her last vote about 2 a.m. on New Year's Day.

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King, an independent who is caucusing with the Democrats, once again pledged to strive to bring a more collaborative approach to Capitol Hill.

"I'm not arrogant enough or naive enough to think that Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid are going to say, 'Tell us how to do this, Angus,'" King told Brokaw. "But if I can nudge it a bit toward rules that make sense, I think that will be an accomplishment in itself."

Maine's junior senator is also slated to appear on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.

OVERHEARD ON THE HILL ...

King's wife, Mary Herman, got a bear hug from Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday during a re-enactment (for cameras) of the swearing-in ceremony.

As she stood between the two men holding the Bible, Herman asked Biden whom she should look at, according to the all-seeing and all-hearing C-SPAN coverage. The easygoing Biden, who seemed to be enjoying Thursday's ceremonies more than anyone, replied with a smile: "Whoever you want to. I'd rather you look at me, but you can look at him."

Herman looked at her husband.

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