Sen. Angus King Considering Switch to the GOP

Christine Rousselle
Posted: Apr 10, 2014 10:15 AM
Sen. Angus King Considering Switch to the GOP

Sen. Angus King, an independent from Maine who caucuses with the Democrats, said yesterday that he may caucus with the Republicans following the midterm elections if the GOP is successful in retaking the Senate. Prior to his election to the Senate, King served two terms as governor of Maine.

King currently has a 13 out of 100 rating from the American Conservative Union. The highest rated Democrat in the Senate is Mark Pryor, who scored a 28, while the lowest rated Republican in the Senate is Maine's other senator, Susan Collins.

King voted with Republicans in blocking the "equal pay" legislation, but made news in March when he claimed that Obamacare didn't exist.

As governor, King spearheaded a program that gave a laptop to every seventh and eighth grade student in public schools. He left the state in a financial mess which he partly blamed on the 9/11 terrorist attack.