Angus King of Maine ran as an independent for the US Senate, but on Wednesday said he would caucus with Democrats, giving the party a 55-45 majority. King’s decision was widely expected, but the former two-term governor insisted that he would not be bound by partisanship and would remain an independent voice for his state. “By associating myself with one side, I am not in automatic opposition to the other,” King said in a press conference outside the Senate floor.
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