Angus King is a former two-term Independent Governor of Maine from 1995 until 2003. He has, since then, served as a distinguished lecturer at Bowdoin College and Bates College. He is also been working at a law firm in Portland, Maine. King also endorsed Eliot Cutler in Maine’s 2010 Gubernatorial election campaign–Cutler was running as an independent and narrowly lost to Republican Paul LePage.
Now Angus King has declared his candidacy for the open U.S. Senate seat in Maine caused by Senator Olympia Snowe’s retirement. He has been endorsed by Eliot Cutler and, according to reports, may not face a Democratic challenger for the seat. Polling has shown that the Democratic candidate would likely place third in such a race and lead to a decisive victory for the Republican nominee.
Angus King is already considered a major player in the race and the front-runner for the seat–so much so that people are already speculating on which party he would caucus with in the U.S. Senate.