Angus King Backs Susan Collins in Senate Race 

The general election is still months away but one candidate is getting support from a fellow senator. Independent Angus King is endorsing Susan Collins in her Senate contest against Democrat Shenna Bellows.

Collins and King will appear together on Friday at the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan.

King has not previously endorsed Collins. In fact, they were political opponents when he defeated her in a three-way gubernatorial race in 1994; however, the two have worked well together in Congress.

They created a “gang of 14” to deal with the government shutdown, worked together on a student loan bill and combined their muscle to ensure the Navy exercised an option to build an extra destroyer at Bath Iron Works.