Message to the GOP: Maine is not lost!
King profited from a law he passed as governor, took taxpayer money he did not need from President Obama's discredited "Green Energy" loan program and personally benefited from Obama's failed stimulus spending bill. That's a political trifecta. In addition to being the "King of Spending," look for Republicans to crown the former governor as the "King of Wind" and the "King of Cronyism."
August 20, 2012
by Marc A. Thiessen
in Washington Post
When Sen. Olympia Snowe announced her retirement last year, many Republicans wrote Maine off - and with it their chances of taking back the U.S. Senate. At the start of July, a Portland Press Herald poll showed independent former governor Angus King with a 28-point lead over his closest rival, Republican Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers (Democratic state Sen. Cynthia Dill came in third with 7 percent).
But then the Friends of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce got into the race, launching an ad campaign that declared the former governor the "King of Spending" and the "King of Mismanagement."... [continue via Web link]