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Maine’s King gives Dems 55-45 Senate majority

WASHINGTON — Angus King of Maine, who ran as an independent for the US Senate, said Wednesday he would caucus with Democrats, giving the party a 55-45 majority.

King’s decision was widely expected, but the former two-term governor maintained that he would not be bound by partisanship and would remain an independent voice for his state.

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