AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine independent Angus King says he sees an opportunity to be part of a coalition of four to five centrists to break the partisan gridlock in the U.S. Senate.
King made the remark to supporters as he returned Tuesday to the State House where he served two terms as governor to deliver his ballot petitions for the U.S. Senate race.
King delivered more than 6,000 signatures.
In a statement, he said the signatures represent the voice of Mainers "who want an end to the partisan gridlock and a more civilized debate in Washington."
Two other independents have submitted petitions. Other independent Senate hopefuls face a June 1 deadline for filing at least 4,000 qualified signatures.
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