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  •  When did he vow not to caucus with the Dems? (2+ / 0-)
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    LordMike, elwior

    Did he also say he would caucus with the Republicans?

    Unless he's an idiot or I am completely ignorant of how the Senate works, not caucusing would cause him to be basically powerless.

    Have you ever considered that he's done the math? He might win easily by saying he'll caucus with the Democrats, but even if he does, he'll lose most if not all of the support he had from Republicans. It's much more like he'll be a senator if he plays the "pox" card, however falsely, because he'll almost certainly get 45 percent of the vote. If he does that, he wins, because Dill will get enough of the vote to prevent Summers from winning.

    "The election of Mitt Romney and a supporting congress this November would be a...disaster for America. Think of the trainwreck that has been the Conservative government in Britain since 2010. And square it."--Brad DeLong

    by bjssp on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 08:20:33 PM PDT

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    •  That poll looks believable... (2+ / 0-)
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      LordMike, elwior

      ...given all the negative ads on King and the faux positive ads for Dill (from what I've heard, and you can see a few of them on youtube if you're interested), I can see this really tightening, especially if King takes a brunt of the negativity.

      I'm just curious what actual Maine residents are thinking.  Anybody seeing the signs on the houses/cars?  Who feels like they are in the lead over there?  Momentum?

      Gad if Summers takes this seat that would be a freakin shame.

      "If these Republicans can't stand up to Rush, how can they stand up to the Iranians?" - Redmond Barry

      by xsonogall on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 08:44:17 PM PDT

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    •  Direct quotes from his campaign (4+ / 0-)

      to my email questions about who he will caucus with:

      Angus' intention is to not caucus with either party.  It will largely come down to getting committee assignments. These committee  assignments are important for Senators to be effective for their constituents.  Assignments are normally given out by Senate party leaders, but Angus isn't sure he has to caucus with either party in order to get committee assignments . . .This is all because Angus is not a good fit in either party: fiscally he is more conservative than the Democrats but also socially more liberal than the Republicans.  As Governor, he sometimes sided with the Republicans, he sometimes sided with the Democrats, but most often worked outside of the conventional structure to build a majority with people from both parties who were interested in moving forward.

      He's not being strategic about winning in Maine, he's arrogant. Angus thinks he'll somehow be a true "Kingmaker" and put together super nifty deals outside the Senate structure.  Anyone here who loved the era of "President Snowe" and "President Baucus" during the early days of Obama's term, have fun with "President Angus."  I would vote for him if he'd commit to caucusing with Democrats, even though I personally can't stand him. If he won't do that, he's too much of a pig in a poke.

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