I am a Democrat for Angus King.

I was impressed with his skills as governor and with his early promise to withdraw from the Senate race to prevent another candidate winning with a minority of votes, now much less of a concern given his lead.

His energy policy ideas and experience seem a healthy mix of pragmatism and hope.

His support for the Affordable Care Act reassures me; it is just beginning to improve health care for more people and must not be abandoned, but rather improved further, to address cost and efficacy more.

And I am intrigued by his proposal to end the Bush tax cuts with economic triggers as the economy improves. We may well need such a third way to escape the deadlock in Washington.

Such new thinking and advocacy is just what we need for Maine and the country to make progress for the common good.

Daniel K. Onion

Vienna

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