Comments for: Angus King prepares for announcement on Senate run; Cutler endorses him

Posted March 05, 2012, at 12:44 p.m.
Last modified March 05, 2012, at 4:45 p.m.

AUGUSTA | Former two-term independent Gov. Angus King is expected to end a week of speculation by announcing Monday whether he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat. A poll showed nearly two-thirds of Mainers view King favorably and that he would draw significant numbers of votes from …

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  • Anonymous

    Please stay home Anguish, you’ve done enough

    • God help us if he divides enough votes from sane people majority so as we end up with a Tea Party Wacko!

      • Anonymous

         Let’s hope that’s the way it works, after all Cutter is involved.

      • Anonymous

         From your lips to God ear bub.

      • StillRelaxin

        I’m thinking Mr. LePage has pretty well put the death nail in that coffin.  Anyone that can be closely tied to either the Teas or Mr. LePage might just as well keep doing whatever it is they do now because Mainer’s have clearly already seen enough from the “I-Me-Mine” crowd.

        • Anonymous

          You mean flat lander transplants don’t like LePage?   

      • Anonymous

        Maine needs run-off voting.  But not that instant run-off voting hoopla.

        Where if on election day, the winning candidate wins less than 50% of the vote, then there is a run-off vote between the top two candidates.  The run-off vote could take place 2-3 wks after the original election date. 

  • Anonymous

    Scott D’Amboise has not been given the time of day by the “establishement” R’s, because he is too conservative for them, so the latter have been frothing at the mouth for the right candidate to preserve Olympia’s liberal legacy. He was in the race last year and is not backing down to those who are trying to outdo each other to be in the race.

  • Guest

    Culter would like to run. If he did and lost, he’d have no shot at Governor next time around.

    • Anonymous

      I think you are absolutely right on that one. I fully expect his hat in the ring for the governorship in 2+ years.

      • Guest

        Maine’s highest profile politicians don’t want to run if they have a chance to lose. Mike Michaud decided to “stay and continue to  help the veterans.” Sure -after it became clear that he had no chance to win. Don’t get me wrong, I like Congressman Michaud-he made a wise choice.

      • Anonymous

        I would LOVE to see Cutler run again :)

        • Anonymous

          I hope he runs for the border.

        • Anonymous

           So would I. LePage 2014!

        • Anonymous

          I would love to see him run back to China. 

  • Anonymous

    Career political hacks are flocking to this soon to be  open Senate seat like crows on a March road kill.

    • Anonymous

      King is not a career political hack, so you must be referring to everyone but King.

  • Anonymous

    Oh boy, Angus the  “I want to dynamite your mountain tops and ridgelines; ruin your scenic landscapes; fragment wildlife habitat; kills thousands of birds, bats, and raptors; decrease area property values by 20-40%; and a few other ‘benefits’ of his grid scale wind turbine development business now wants to be Senator.  How could we possibly be so fortunate?!

    Perhaps if he just set up one large turbine in his own backyard, I’m sure he’d have enough hot air to power it all by himself.  Don’t give this clown a chance to further desecrate our beautiful state.  DO NOT VOTE for him for any public office – even dog catcher. 

    • Anonymous

      thanks for the insights. can’t wait to vote for a pro-wind candidate.  go angus!

      • Anonymous

        I would certainly rather have King than Pingree or Baldaci.
        The scarier part to me is someone like Cynthia Dill or Emily Cain moving up.

        • Anonymous

          yeah, as you know, I’m a registered Dem and it looks like my party is lining up behind Chellie.  But I have a huge girl crush on Angus, he gets my vote.

          • Anonymous

            Yup, you said it, all the Dems are lining up behind Chellie …. just like they line up for food stamps, welfare, free heating oil and anthing else they don’t have to work for.

          • Anonymous

            what a ridiculous statement.

            1.  most people ‘on welfare’ are unenrolled – they do not vote in high numbers & are not affiliated with political parties.
            2.  this life long dem owns her own business and works 60 hrs a week.

            your absurd, over the top, blatantly partisan comment belies your total lack of depth.

            have a nice day.  

          • Anonymous

            It is slim pickens’ for sure. What if they gave an election and nobody came?

          • Anonymous

            then every service man and woman who ever gave life or limb for democracy would be disgraced.

            vote. its more than a right.  its’ a responsibility.

          • Anonymous

             Not if you don’t follow the issues. In that case PLEASE don’t vote.

          • Anonymous

            I would not be disgraced, thank you. If nobody is worth voting for I will stay home. Angus got his green religion after spewing Co2 all around the country in a huge motorhome. Then he became worried about the energy situation…especially after he saw the subsidy dollars being thrown around. We wouldn’t have to worry about energy if the US outlawed the electric clothes dryer, curling irons, hair dryers and elec. treadmills. . Women could get by without these luxuries. Electric treadmills could be wired to produce energy while being used instead of wasting it. I guess it is easier for folks like you to put faith in a technology (windsprawl) that does not solve anything than to make the tougher choices. That is a responsibility many gladly avoid.

          • Anonymous

            I see the Gulf oil spill has no place in your discussion.

            sad.

          • Anonymous

            Lets talk about that. Tougher regs. needed for sure, but no reason to blast and drill Maine to pieces. Some folks stay indoors and could not care less about the outside world. Google Baiyun Obo and see how “clean and green” windsprawl is. Add up all the carbon to mine , build, transport, etc. the supposedly green technology and it is never as green as one thinks. Walter Mondale stated “if the St. Croix River (in Minnesota)were ever destroyed, it will die of nicks and cuts. A power line here and a bridge there, these threats are everywhere and must be fought everywhere.” This applies to the Maine woods , mtns. and lakes too, and the wind developers are all too happy to start hacking. They do not care about anything but money.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t want to blast Maine, or anywhere else to pieces, I hope you know that is true.  I think 90% of the problem with wind as we know it is the absence of local investment.  If communities organizations were benefiting locally, a lot of objection would be silenced.

            Maybe I’m biased, I spent time as a kid during the summers in Holland and Denmark since my grandparents are from there, windmills were part of the landscape.  I’ve always thought they were beautiful.  I still do.  

          • Anonymous

             LOL. Good one.

          • Anonymous

            the ‘zero-liability voter’

            STD Girl is a BIG fan!
             
             

          • Anonymous

            Thanks.  I thought maybe it was only me that had noticed that about STGirl.

          • Anonymous

            yes, I have never missed an election….you consider that behavior worth insulting?

            amazing.

      • Anonymous

         Go Angus Go!

      • Anonymous

        Single Track Girl –  Just wanted to say “Thanks” for your usual intelligent reply.   You’re so inspirational and you contribute so much to these conversations.  A true mensa.   Look it up in the dictionary.

        • Anonymous

          I see you have your sarcasm hat on today.  How lovely.

        • Anonymous

          It is Mensan.  “n” an the end and the “M” capitalized.

      • Anonymous

        the psuedo intellectual environmentalists’ onslaught on our natural world in the name of nationalism continues…

    • Anonymous

       I guess you’d rather choke on smog and have your ridgelines obscured by it, huh?  Or maybe you want a nuclear power plant and waste dump next door to you.

      • Anonymous

        If you had even one small speck of knowledge on this subject, I’d debate you but it’s clear you have absolutely no knowedge on the subject matter.  Wind power is going to be the answer to our smog issues –  what a joke. 

        • Anonymous

          if my aunt had ….well you know….she’d be my uncle.

          diatribe.  look that up in the dictionary.

          • Anonymous

            Boondoggle

            Fractional Reserve Banking 

            look ’em up… 

      • Anonymous

        That comment must be an attempt at humor. I laugh politely. Surely you realize by now that wind turbines do nothing to stop or slow “smog”. Miles of ridgelines are now blanketed with red blinking lights for nothing. Here is the skinny on nuke power. It is not the same as the half century old technology due to be decommed. At least look at it and see if it makes sense. The waste dump can be in a subduction zone where it will slowly move a couple miles under the tectonic plates until it is neutralized in a couple thousand years. Cheap and effective and safe. Have you noticed how the coal burning stoves are selling? Pretty fast around here. Mainers cannot afford expensive elec. to heat with. Windsprawl will only make it worse. 

    • Anonymous

      I am a reg Dem and a liberal/green and Angus will not get my vote.

      • Anonymous

         Watching your Pingree pet lose to Angus would be so worth it.

        • Anonymous

          It depends who is willing to stop the windsprawl invasion regardless of party.

          • Anonymous

            Aren’t there wind turbines on Vinalhaven that keep the residents up at night?

  • Anonymous

    Finally! Someone with brains to pull this state out of the bitter abyss created by Paul LePage and bring Maine back to national respectability! As popular as Mr. King was, I’m thinking the nightmare will soon be over.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, maybe if elected to the U.S. Senate he could convince Obama to blow up every mountain top in the U.S. and install wind mills…for a buck, of course.

      • Anonymous

        Bush OK’d the mountain top removal for King  coal years ago. I guess that’s OK ? huh ? If they want to they have plenty of destroyed mountain tops they could use for windmills. The land will never be good for anything else.

        • Anonymous

          You must be very young, because coal was king long before GH or GW Bush came on the scene. Coal is dirty, but it keeps alot of people employed and is a RELIABLE source of relatively in-expensive electricity.  Wind power is clean…but it ends there.

          • Anonymous

            You’re right, coal has been around for centuries as an important source of energy. The practice of mountaintop removal was made possible by waivers set up by the Bush/Cheney adminstration. The waivers profited Massey Coal, owned at the time Blankenship who was a major contributor to the Bush/Cheney bunch. Both profited greatly from the waivers.

      • Anonymous

        all it took was a few windmills to make the cell phone towers disappear, apparently. 

        • Anonymous

          More inciteful comments by “The other side of the tracks” Girl

          • Anonymous

            no, that comment was insightful.

            I was inciteful when I said ‘go Angus’.

          • Anonymous

             Watching the Green nuts and the liberals tear each other apart over this potential run is looking better and better. Grab the popcorn, it should be fun to watch, particularly if your the Republican candidate.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah he’s the reason why  Maine is in the abyss in the first place.  If he didn’t waste money on his pet projects and start the expansion of the DHHS/Welfare State we have now we wouldn’t be in this mess.  He is the reason why we keep having huge deficits of a Billion dollars or more.  So voting for him is a vote for Nobama.

  • Anonymous

    Run Angus! 
    Angus King is smart, pragmatic and moderate.  He’s a statesman who won’t embarrass us.
    Maine Loves Independents!

    • Anonymous

      He’s an opportunist for sure. Until Snowe announced she was out, Angus never had an inkling to run. He’ll always opt for what serves his personal interests.

      • Anonymous

         Just like every other politician in this country.  Makes him no different in that aspect.

      • Anonymous

         As does anyone.

  • ChuckGG

    I think Angus would do well in DC.  Having someone who is not in either major party provides a bit more middle-of-the-road than another partisan figure (whether that is in reality, or not, that person’s persona).  I cannot think of anyone else available who would be better and more neutral.

    • Anonymous

      That independence is what  the TEA people said they wanted, but can’t deliver. 

      Relative to their approach,  once their point of view has heard what place do people who can’t compromise have at the table ?  

      So that aside my only real memory of King is that he was early adapter and put computers in students’ hands.  Other than that I guess he must be a moderate, which is a sin to the no compromise Neo-Know Nothings, because  I can’t recall  having any feelings about him being otherwise. 

      Is he a corporatist ?

      • Anonymous

        Former Gov. Angus King has something the TEA people don’t; patience, due diligence, foresight and lot’s of common sense and resolve.  Like Senator Snow, he will serve the State well and do what is best for Maine as a whole.  BTW, Former Gov. King drew much fire over what you describe as ‘early adapter’ from the citizens of Maine who described putting laptops into the student’s hands as “irrational, ridiculous and wasteful”; I say again, he has the foresight, resolve and common sense to get the unmoving “Neo-Know Nothings” to think about what they should be doing in the best interest of their country as a whole.  Rome surely wasn’t built in a day…

        • Anonymous

           Hmm..blanket generalizations on display here, and as usual for the leftwingnuts..they are wrong.

  • Guest

    Summers for Senate 2012

  • Anonymous

    YES!
    Finally a candidate who will not be sucked into the partisan BS in  Washington. I’m sad to see Mrs Snow step down, but Angus will be a worthy replacement.

  • Anonymous

    He needs to be asked who he will caucus with. I guess I just don’t think it’s fair to campaign simply on the fact that you’re an unregistered independent. It seems like a bit of a trick and an easy way to convince voters that you’ll behave a certain way once in Washington that isn’t necessarily true.

    • Anonymous

      I think this is an excellent point. The Senate is likely to be very close in terms of partisan control. This seat could literally decide that. I doubt that he would commit until hearing from congressional leadership afterwards, but I think voters would be much better informed knowing this going in.

    • Anonymous

      King may be an unregistered independent, but that is hardly the basis for his campaign. He had a very high approval rating while serving as Governor.

      • Anonymous

        He was an economic boom governor….what was there to complain about?  
         
        The situation is much, much different now….Angus can’t handle the lean times, just look at his failed investments (i.e. the only way the guy can make money is to suckle off the rest of us to pony up his debt capital)

    • Anonymous

      “It seems like a bit of a trick and an easy way to convince voters that you’ll behave a certain way once in Washington that isn’t necessarily true.”

      Isn’t that what Snowe and Collins do?

      Don’t really see how Mainers will think King is all that different…

      • Anonymous

        How so? We’re all aware of their records so it’s hard to pull a fast one.

        I’m talking about a new candidate running as an independent. I think the automatic assumption will be that he’ll be completely independent and answer to no party and no group — I don’t think that is necessarily true. It’ll be very important for him to be explicit in his stances so he doesn’t upset voters. 

    • Anonymous

      He’s going to caucus with the Liberals he isn’t fooling most of us.  Liberals on here he might fool but the most of us know who he will caucus with. He will support the Obama-Reid-Pelosi agenda.  He will be voting with them most if not all of the time.  He did absolutely nothing as Governor he had massive job losses under his 8 years of Failed Leadership. He left Maine with a $1.5 Billion dollar shortfall and left Maine in a huge mess. If he wins it will be one term then back in this position in 2018.  We need someone young who will want to be in it for the long haul. Not some career hack who has lived off taxpayers for most of his adult life.

  • Anonymous

    Watch the other candidates drop like flies !

  • Anonymous

    Angus is cut from the same mold as Snowe being a moderate but will he deal with the real issues as we are broke or will he become a statesman and feather his own nest? I think the latter might be the case…being a small and poor state, we really have zero clout anyway to change the mess down there…

  • Anonymous

    What about John Baldacci, the smartest, most progressive governor since Paul LePage. Only took him 13 or 14 yrs. to get his undergrad degree from UMaine. He did nothing to help higher ed in Maine but instead appointed anti-union trustees who have strangled the seven campuses while hoarding millions for their “Strategic Investment Fund” and who have spent millions on largely unneeded consultants, with millions more about to be spent. Baldacci could have reduced the size of the System but did nothing.

  • Old Bear

    He finally ran his term and was out and know he want’s  another shot at US Senate. What a nightmare this is going to be for sure. He will most likely want to be involved in the areas that would most likely help his busniess. Where you can get free grants.

  • tag

    Let’s see if the 61% losers will support Angus or Chellie. This is almost the same scenario as Cutler & Libby, except Libby actually had experience. How much will Mr. Pingree spend to gloss over Chellie’s lack of experience? 

  • April Rainfrette

    An Eggo Waffle would be better than a Pingree as Senator.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, but an eggo waffle would only provide a free meal to the liberal entittlment folks once.

  • Anonymous

    Oh indeed run~ To another frigging country.Your own maybe.Look what you did for Maine!!!Our woods are being taken over by another counrty.

  • Anonymous

    Oh no, not ex Governor King, who did absolutely nothing for Maine in 8 years. He squandered his terms as governor and would do the same as senator. What a shame!

    • Anonymous

      Drone on, droningon!

  • Anonymous

    So I wonder, is Elliot  aiming for Gov., and Chellie preparing to take on Collins?  I like that plan ! 

    • Anonymous

      I think Cutler is planning another run at the governorship, but Pingree isn’t going to commit political suicide by running against Susan Collins.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t know, she might get tea partied.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t think the Tea Party has enough clout, (votes), to keep Collins from another term. She has strong support from Independents and moderates from both major parties. Pingree has a strong liberal base, but not much beyond that, from what I’ve observed.

          • Anonymous

            Fair points. I think there is a possibility of a split ticket with the  TP siphoning off some votes, and Pingree could make herself  more visable in the next couple of years.

            excuse the grammar, I’m tri-tasking !

          • Anonymous

            If Pingree shows a willingness to move more to the middle on issues where the middle ground actually makes sense, I think her chances at a Senate seat will improve dramatically.  You alienate hard core supporters that way, like Collins and Snowe have, but I think you end up with a broader base, which is what is needed to win that type of election, at least here in Maine. Nice chat, have a good rest of the day! 

          • Anonymous

            Thanks, you too

    • Anonymous

      Chellie cant have both seats, probably right on cutler.  Chellie will be tough to beat but the I’s are a wildcard that historically hurt d’s.  I have to agree as much as I like pingree very dumb to run against collins.

  • Anonymous

    Prediction….King and Pingree split the independent/democratic vote and we all end up with another repugnant tea bag winner, Debra Plowman. Write it down, you heard it here first!

    Ugh.

    • Anonymous

      God I hope your wrong!! I cannot imagine that women winning with her smug arrogant attitude and nice fat campaign contribution from hollywood slots while her family business gets all the contracts there.  PU  r or d she plain old is unqualified and undignified to represent the people here.  Theres a debate should be fun to watch.  YUUUUUUUUK! look at her voting record especially the committee she sits on legal and veterans affairs that control gambling, no to everyone else but table games, more hours and oh yeah simply allowing the gaming commission to declare maines first casino.  Shes a joke and bought and paid for, she can never win.  she will not even get her parties nomination. NOT QUALIFIED!! wait til this process is done with her! I am looking fwd to it!! Please run!! at least she will be out of politics.  heard it here first!  

    • Anonymous

      Maine needs run-off voting. But not that instant run-off voting hoopla.
      Where if on election day, the winning candidate wins less than 50% of the vote, then there is a run-off vote between the top two candidates. The run-off vote could take place 2-3 wks after the original election date.

      • Anonymous

        Why is delayed run-off better than instant?  With instant run-off:
        a) winner is determined by the everyone who votes on election day, not those who return for a lower turnout runoff.
        b) winner is determined by the anticipated campaign, not by the ability to do extra fundraising.
        c) no one is subjected to an extra 2-3 weeks of political ads, robocalls, etc.

  • Anonymous

    I am still waiting for someone worth voting for, on any side.

  • Anonymous

    Run Indeed ~ back to your own Country!!! Look what you did to Maine! Another Country is Controlling the logging industry  and pushing The Maine loggers OUT! Thanks KING! Won’t be long now they can just forget about Northern Maine, thanks to Irving Woodlands and you!You could have kept that from happening.

  • Anonymous

    Before everyone jumps headfirst onto the King bandwagon, maybe we can discover where he stands on some national issues that aren’t 10 years old.

    • Anonymous

      would love to hear it….it will only serve to feed his oposition and discredit him as a serious candidate 
       

  • Anonymous

    If Angus is the best Maine can put forward, the may God help us. 

  • Anonymous

    I have seen too much of King. I’d find it hard to vote for a guy whose primary focus in recent years has been his own self-interest. 

  • Here I AM TO HELP!!

           Jim A of Machias..

    GOD BLESS

  • Anonymous

    Its smoke and mirrors with these independents!!  The facts are they have to vote and who they caucus with determines that, every I in congress caucuses almost exclusively with democrates. so lets not get to caught up in an objective voice, if he doesnt caucus he gets nothing done and if he does is he really independent.  he cannot win, the d’s already will have 7-10 million behind pingree and that is over three times anything spent in maine on previous campaigns, the article says it right if he enters the R’s win.  If that is what we want. problem is by the time independents enter races their opponents have already gone through rigorous debate and many of them fall off.  this gives about six months to do the due dilligence on I’s.  also we have had what will amount to for sure 12 and maybe 16 years of a governor that has garnered less than 40% of the vote but still won.  no primary and more time to declare making the playing field a little unlevel, I was happy to see the petition circulating in my community to change this with 35k already signed on.  But we know enough about this guy.  No Thanks.  Go Chellie, spend them into the stone age!!! 

  • Angus King will not protect Maine.
    Angus King thinks that GRID scale Industrial WIND is good for Maine’s ice age eco-systems on our mountain tops.Angus King set himself up in the name of “GREEN” He should recuse himself from all public office.
    Mainers, do you really want to see thousands and thousands of Turbines?
    As far as the eye can see?

    • Anonymous

      Sure. 
      Aren’t we open for business anymore ? 

  • Anonymous

    “On the Republicans’ side, a number of candidates have started gathering signatures. The biggest names are Secretary of State and former U.S. House candidate Charlie Summers, state Treasurer and 2010 gubernatorial candidate Bruce Poliquin, Maine Attorney General William Schneider, former state Senate President Rick Bennett, and assistant Maine Senate majority leader Debra Plowman.”
    Wow,  there is one that really sticks out Bruce Poliquin, who now is being investigated by the Maine Supreme Court, that takes a lot of nerve or no brains at all, one or the other!!

    http://bangordailynews.com/2012/03/05/politics/week-disrupted-by-snowe-snow-lawmakers-eye-workers-comp-telecom-reform/

  • Anonymous

    what a crew

  • Anonymous

    The snake -oil wind power  salesman wishes to desecrate Maine for his own pocket book.
    He is a high order, left wing federal subsidy scammer, looking to do more damage to Maine, for his profit.

  • Guest

    Just what we need an independent in Washington with no party and no power.
    Go back to what ever you were doing Angus and stay out of politics

    • Anonymous

      Exactly what we need. A Senator that votes his/her own conscience. This country doesn’t need any more ideologues who can’t make a move on their own.

    • Anonymous

      An independent in a split Senate can often become a powerful swing vote who can get more for his/her state than the party lackey.  Run Angus, Run!  Of all the known or suspected candidates, I think he has less baggage.

  • Anonymous

    As King always says, I am a Federal Subsidy Scammer, and I am here to help!

    Save us all!

  • Anonymous

    They never stop loving the glory and the recognition of a political office – and the lush living it provides. That’s the bottom line with most of these political “has beens.”

  • it does not take albert einstein to feel the winds of change that are going on in this state.  voters in the next state elections are going to clean house,voting out  the R gov, and the R legislators, R anyone

  • Anonymous

    This guy’s energy policy parrots NOBAMA !!! I voted for him for the Gov, and then wished I hadn’t!

  • why is  lepage’s name not coming up?  us senator pays better,better beenies than a gov. thats right too, us senator means living in maine for 6 more years versus sonny,no snow florida. 

  • Anonymous

    If Gov. King decides to run as an Independent for Sen. Snow’s seat, I hope the Democratic Party is smart enough to nominate him as their candidate as well. If elected, he would probably caucus with Democratic senators anyway, and the party’s endorsement of his candidacy would preclude a splintered vote that could ensure the election of a Tea Party supported nominee. If the Democratic Party had supported Independent Eliott Cutler we wouldn’t have a national embarrassment in the Governor’s mansion today.

    • Anonymous

       I don’t want King, he helped to create the unfunded liability, the debt bomb, but your prediction would give him the win. Chellie is the best candidate, too bad they are all politicians, that does bring down the overall quality.

  • Anonymous

    Cutler announced he is not running. Is King in? TP votes for Scott D. Dems vote for Chellie. No State Employee or their family will vote for Angus or for another Republican, and yes many voted for LePage because they thought he would cut waste while not realizing he only wanted to cut their jobs and give them to his friends.
    Poloquin, as much as I hate to give him credit, is too smart to try. LePage won’t run, he thinks it means he would have to jog, and that would probably kill him.
    Many voters will not want to chance another 39% gov.
    Prediction: Angus runs for his ego. Who wins? Too early to tell.

    • Anonymous

      Who is the 39% governor? Baldacci? No he was the 38% governor. 

      • Anonymous

        Deal with the issues. Sniping, snarking, and ingenuous, inebriated, ineffective comments, do not allow you to shine. A comment to another poster is not just an excuse to hoist another and run off at the Bud lite.

  • Anonymous

    They are both Losers!!!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think I could vote for a guy who has spent the last four years working to secure taxpayer subsidies to backstop his own investments.  Most of the financial risk of his Roxbury wind project was put on the backs of the American taxpayer with his DOE 1705 loan guarantee.  The risk is ours, the reward is his.  Is that who we want in the Senate?

  • Anonymous

    Wnen Mr. King  was governor, he repeatedly claimed hat he would  was giving top priority to reviving the economy of Washingtoon C ounty, a sort of depressed area. Days later, when pressed for an answer on how many dollars he would devote to reviving Wshington County, the amount turned out to be a whopping $5,000!

  • Anonymous

    Merry Christmas to the republicans….this is about the ONLY way one of them could hold the seat.

  • Anonymous

    BDN moderator, when will the three day mourning period begin due to Eliot “Quintessential Carpetbagger” not running? 

  • Anonymous

    Why would Mainers vote for someone who made millions having the wind industry ravage the mountain tops and overlook pristine wilderness lakes of Maine with hundreds of 500 foot tall wind turbines? And was able to get his son named as an executive of First Wind – the company who built these environment killing wind farms? Mainers will have to pay higher taxes and higher electric bills to subsidize these wind farms for many years so Angus King and his son will continue to make millions by destroying Maine’s environment.

  • Anonymous

    These are tough commentators. I feel like I’m playing scrabble!!

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