Comments for: 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.

BRUNSWICK | 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 …

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  • Anonymous

    We don’t need you Angus..we want new blood…

    • HalseyTaylor

      He needs to make sure Washington continues to subsidize his windmill business.

    • Guest

       We need to show him at the polls!

    • Anonymous

      Didn’t he invent the laptop?…..

  • Guest

    A liberal story by a liberal paper,,, there’s a shocker…

    • Anonymous

      How is this story liberal? 

      • Guest

        Everything about King is liberal…

    • Anonymous

      Conservative BS from a conservative… there’s a shocker….

      • Guest

        bite me

        • Anonymous

          No thanks loser.

  • Anonymous

    I am not sure what a liberal newspaper is….But anyway…Enough with the “moderate”…”in the middle” talk…Our moderates Snowe and Collins brought what?  War…bank bail outs…the rich getting richer….

    • Anonymous

      I agree, I do not like Snowe and Collins.  I want a real conservative in their who will cut cut cut cut cut cut cut.

      • Anonymous

        Well I guess Mitt is your boy, he has promised to cut taxes.   I haven’t hear how he plans to pay for these but who cares as long as the rich get their cuts.    Here we go again with the R’s cuts,cuts, cuts
        to taxes and only the middle class, the elderly, the poor will have to pay for them with more taxes or less help.
        Same old bull and it has not worked in the pass but somehow they think if they do it again it will work this time.   Insanity doing the same thing over and over expecting the different results.
        That pretty much defines the R’s/tea baggers

        • Anonymous

          Nope, as Calvin Coolidge once said, “Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.” How many poor business owners do you know that hire employes and help the economy?  Your answer should be none.  So, if you liberals win back the senate, and the house, I believe America is in for a depression like we have never seen.  Might I add that Obama’s latest budget proposal will at 9 trillion to the deficit.  Ya, he is one bright boy.

  • Anonymous

    Best of luck Angus. It’s time for an independent thinker. We can all see how much good the 2 party system hacks have done. 

    • Anonymous

      He’s about as independent as my left pinky. It means nothing in Maine to declare as an independent. Are you kidding? He was a democrat before, and he’ll caucus with the dems time and again as an independent.

  • Anonymous

    Marge Kilkelly, farmer and USDA TWIT? 

    Read this and then ask yourself how much money does it take to replicate this intricate involvement of  self-appointed ‘farmers’ into USDA policy making?  and why is the Obama administration ‘stiffing’ her and others from Maine?

    http://www.knox-lincoln.org/storage/resources/fsa-nrcs-wrtten-statements/Kilkelly-Vilsack%20Ltr%203-1-2012.pdf 

    Is she one of those marginal farmers kept alive by govt. ag. subsidies and eager to lease her land to wind farmers for profit?

  • Anonymous

    This man has had his chance and left Maine in a mess.  He did not fix the problems when he was in office and did  not save for a rainy day during the good times.    We do not need more of the same from Angus King.   Let’s get some new blood who can turn things around for this state.

  • Anonymous

    This is “Mister in Between” or “Willie Loman”, watch your pocketbook. 

  • Guest

    When he announced that he backs Obama, he lost at least 4 votes that I know and I would suspect many many more.  Thought you were a lot smarter than this Angus!

  • Anonymous

    /sarcasm on
    After all the good that you did for the State of Maine as governor, Angus, we’re sure that you’d be a real prize to have representing us in Congress.
    /sarcasm off

  • Anonymous

    Long live the King and may he serve for a long time!

  • Anonymous

    Mr. King is trying to have the best of both worlds. We need more focused reporting to find out where this guy stands on current national issues such as the ACA, Afghan war, and possible solutions to national unemployment. The only reason Mr. King is remembered fondly is because he was lucky enough to be riding a wave of comparative national economic prosperity.

  • Anonymous

    Lets vote in someone new, we don’t need anymore of these has beens that have done nothing for the state all they want is the money that comes with the job. Give the job to someone that needs it.

  • StillRelaxin

    I love it! He picks a Democrat to direct policy (SMART) and a Republican to find/buy/steal votes(SMART). The best of both worlds for any politician. Now why are we going to elect him? Because we don’t trust the Ds or the Rs? Before voting for Mr. King as most of us will, please consider what and who these two political parties stand for then vote accordingly. Honestly, it seems like he’s (Like anyone pretending to be politically “Independent”) the most manipulative one in the bunch from either side. Will I vote for him? Reluctantly…maybe. Unlike some in the race, at least we know he ain’t crazy. And as a politician, being manipulative can be a good thing. I just find it distasteful when manipulation involves voters.

    • beangood

      When somebody can energize a crowd with electrifying speeches and get the electorate charged it will be a new day. But until then, it will be as it always has politics as usual.

    • Anonymous

       I’ve got a bridge in New York I will sell you.
        My Nigerian Prince/Banker will help with the financing.
        Leave your money under your pillow, the tooth fairy will pick it up.
        And the Easter Bunny will bring you the paperwork.
        Trust me.

  • Harry H Snyder III

    How much is King paying for all this publicity??

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