King of the Caucus: Democratic

Sen.-elect Angus King, I-Maine, center, the former governor of Maine, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Nov. 13, 2012. Photograph by Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

Senator-elect Angus King of Maine, elected as an independent, says he will caucus with the Democrats.

That will give the Senate’s Democrats a 55-45 edge over Republicans when they convene a new session of Congress in January.

King, announcing his stance in Washington this morning, said he also hopes to act as a bridge between the parties.

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