Maine’s Independent Senator Flirts With Joining GOP

by Jim Geraghty

I guess if you’re an independent, craven opportunism can be considered a form of helping your constituents:

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who caucuses with the Democrats, will decide after the midterm elections whether to switch sides and join the Republicans.

He is leaving open the possibility of aligning himself with the GOP if control of the upper chamber changes hands.

It’s not clear how much King would help the GOP pass their agenda items; his voting score with the American Conservative Union, after one year in the Senate: 13 out of 100.