Senate Control Maine

November 5, 2012 - 6:33 AM
FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2012 file photo, Maine independent Senate candidate Angus King speaks at a news conference in Brunswick, Maine. Add this to your set of Election Day unknowns: Control of the United States Senate could conceivably come down to King who has resolutely refused to say which party he’d side with if voters send him to Washington. While it’s commonly accepted that King, a former Democrat who supports President Barack Obama, would align with Democrats, he has refused to say. That’s generated suspense and, in theory, could translate to power for King if the Senate ends up close to a 50/50 split. If one party ends up with a decisive majority, King may end up with less leverage than he hopes. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)