Independent U.S. Senator Angus King Endorses Independent Eliot Cutler For Governor

Independent U.S. Senator Angus King publicly endorsed Eliot Cutler for Governor today. In making the announcement, Senator King said, “I am proud to endorse Eliot Cutler today to be Maine’s next Governor,” said Senator King.  “Eliot is a true consensus builder, ready to put good ideas ahead of party, ready to make tough choices, and ready to come to the table even when it seems that there’s no room to negotiate. Because when you govern as an independent, partisanship is not an option. We are facing 21st century problems in Maine, and we need a Governor with 21st century solutions.  Eliot is one of the smartest guys I know, he has vast experience in Maine, he's used to taking on tough problems and finding creative solutions and I am confident Eliot Cutler can win and has what it takes to be Maine's next independent Governor."

 In accepting the endorsement, Cutler said, "Angus and I share the same Maine values.  We are both problem-solvers and Independents.  We owe our allegiance only to the people of Maine, and not to any special interest or political party."

 Senator King appeared with candidate Cutler in both the first and second congressional districts to make the endorsement. King who ran two successful campaigns as an independent in 1994 and 1998, is also Maine's first Independent U.S. Senator.

Independent for Governor Eliot Cutler’s remarks:

 Thank you, Angus.  I am honored to have your support and am grateful for your confidence in me and in my campaign to be Maine’s next Governor. 

 Angus and I share the same Maine values:  hard work, determination and independence. Both of us are problem-solvers who look to the facts and the best ideas, not to one ideology or another. We know that no one person or party has all the answers.  Now, more than ever, we need Democrats, Republicans and Independents to put aside narrow agendas and roll up their sleeves to take Maine forward.  That’s why I’m running.

 If Mainers elect me as our governor, I promise to bring back sound and sensible government to the State of Maine.  As the first state in modern political history with an independent Senator and an independent governor at the same time, we will live up to our state motto, put the words “I lead” back into Dirigo, and send a powerful and important message to the rest of America.