It might seem too cheesy to compare Angus King to Jefferson Smith from the 1939 classic movie, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” Well, I say the two are very similar.

Perhaps the most prominent comparison is that both are willing to stand up for what they believe in. King is an independent, with both conservative and liberal ideas. This testament to his character makes him the perfect choice to go to the Senate.

King also is untainted by the Washington establishment, and will bring the Senate a new face and fresh ideas. I am convinced he will fight, like Jefferson Smith, for the people, even if that opinion is unpopular with his colleagues in the upper chamber. King will fight with the same fervor for his Maine constituents, and I am convinced all sides of the political spectrum will be proud when Mr. King goes to Washington.

Tyler Hadyniak


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