MAINE SENATE RACE
- Maine GOP out to subvert independent King Ex-governor in Senate bid called closet Democrat (By Sean Lengell, The Washington Times) “I’ve seen some people say [Mr. King‘s] inevitable, and I wouldn’t go that far, because the Republicans have some relatively attractive people” running, University of Maine political science professor Mark Brewer said.
- Snowe’s Resignation Leaves a Vacuum at Senate’s Center (By Albert R. Hunt, Bloomberg.com) She parcels out bipartisan blame. For President Barack Obama, who came into office vowing to end Washington’s toxic partisanship, “everything went awry from the outset.”
- Angus King, Former Maine Independent Governor, Reshapes U.S. Senate Race Angus King Maine Senate (By Ros Krasny, Huffington Post) Snowe's decision in February not to seek re-election set off a scramble among potential candidates and complicated the Republican effort to wrest control of the Senate from Democrats in November's elections.