Former Gov. Runs for Snowe Seat

    Former Gov. Angus King speaks Monday, March 5, 2012 at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. King announced plans to run as an independent for the seat being vacated by Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine. King said the Senate needs an independent voice that's not beholden to Republicans or Democrats. (AP Photo/Joel Page)

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    The independent-minded folks in the Pine Tree State thought Angus King so nice they elected him twice, in 1995 and 2003. Now the former Maine governor says he’s going to run for Senate, announcing Monday that he’ll pursue the seat vacated by Olympia Snowe, who announced last week that she would not be running for reelection. The 67-year-old King is likely to draw support from Democrats, and has pitched himself as an outsider willing to buck the system, telling a crowd at Bowdoin College, “If you want a shot at changing it [the system], join me.” Candidates have until March 15 to throw their hats into the ring.

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