Angus King appoints political and field, policy directors for campaign

Posted March 26, 2012, at 11:18 a.m.
Last modified May 06, 2012, at 1:34 p.m.
Angus King
Joel Page | AP
Angus King

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Independent Senate candidate Angus King has named a Democrat and a Republican to key positions on his campaign.

King announced Monday that former Democratic state lawmaker Marge Kilkelly will serve as policy director and Republican strategist Edie Smith will serve as political and field director.

King has cast himself as the candidate who can bring the two parties together.

In a statement, Smith said “partisan politics have gone to extremes at a time when most Americans are in the middle” and Kilkelly called King “the right person, at the right time.”

Six Republicans and four Democrats are vying to the opportunity to be on the ballot. There are at least two other independents in the race.

 

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