UMaine political scientist Mark Brewer was interviewed by several news outlets after Monday’s announcement that former Gov. Angus King would enter the race for U.S. Senate to replace Olympia Snowe. Brewer told Fox News that King goes to the top of the list of candidates, even though he will run as an Independent without the backing of a major party. In an Associated Press story that appeared on the Boston Globe website, Brewer said King’s popularity during his two terms will important in a state where independent voters who aren’t enrolled in a party represent the largest voting bloc. The Hill’s Ballot Box blog also interviewed Brewer about King’s chances.
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