Auburn, Maine (CNN) — A quiet lobbying campaign by a low-key man from Maine could determine which party controls the Senate next year.
Sen. Angus King, a Maine Independent, is holding private conversations with Independent Senate candidates to urge them against siding with Democrats or Republicans before the election. In a narrowly divided Senate, this group of Independents could tip the balance of power — and wield tremendous clout.
“If you announce in advance which party you’re going to caucus with, you may as well just sign up and say I’m one or the other,” King told CNN.
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