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  [Angus] King supports Obama for re-election
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ContributorBrandonius Maximus 
Last EditedBrandonius Maximus  Mar 09, 2012 05:19pm
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AuthorThe Associated Press
News DateFriday, March 9, 2012 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionPORTLAND — Former independent Gov. Angus King said Friday he supports President Barack Obama's re-election bid but that doesn't mean he'd caucus with Democrats if elected to the U.S. Senate.

"This year, seeing the likely alternatives, I think the president should be re-elected," King told The Associated Press.

But King, a former Democrat, hastened to point out that in the past he's also supported Republicans, including George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential race. He said, "I call 'em as I see 'em."

Without offering evidence, some Republicans in Washington accused King this week of cutting a deal with Democrats in exchange for U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree bowing out of the race. Pingree dropped out on Wednesday, the day after King announced he's entering the race.
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