From The Hill:
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) denied rumors she had discussed Maine’s open Senate race with former Maine Gov. Angus King, an independent.
But she did not rule out the possibility that the DSCC could back him in the race.
“I’ve not talked to him,” Murray told The Hill Tuesday afternoon.
When asked if there was any chance the DSCC would back King, Murray did not rule it out. “I’m not going to get into the ‘what if’ games,” she said.
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PORTLAND — Former Gov. Angus King, who announced on Monday that he is running as an independent for the U.S. Senate, said today that he does not want to be a spoiler and would consider dropping out of the race this fall if it appeared that he could not win.
“I have no intention of being a spoiler,” King said in an interview with The Portland Press Herald.
King said he would not bankroll his campaign with his own money. He also said he would wait until he gets to Washington before deciding whether he would caucus with Democrats or Republicans, and that his decision would be based on “what’s best for Maine” rather than for any ideological preference.