Angus King on filibuster rule changes, small businesses

Posted Dec. 22, 2013, at 3:13 p.m.

Sen. Angus King answered BDN reader questions recently about changing filibuster rules, what’s being done for small businesses and whether he’s going to ride his motorcycle with the Make-A-Wish fundraiser ride.

What made you decide to vote for the nuclear option and changing the U.S. filibuster rules when your senior senator said it would only do more to polarize the Senate? — Lee Jackson

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