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Independent Senator-elect To Caucus With Dems

11/14/2012 9:28 AM ET

Senator-elect Angus King, an Independent from Maine, has chosen to caucus with the Democratic Party. His decision gives the Democrats a 55 to 45 edge in the Senate.

Just last month, it appeared the Democrats were in danger of losing their Senate majority, but a series of campaign missteps by Republicans allowed the party to maintain a comfortable majority in the upper chamber.

King will replace moderate Republican Olympia Snowe. She is retiring from Congress, citing her frustration with the dysfunction and gridlock on Capitol Hill.

by RTT Staff Writer

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