In this April 9, 2012, photo, Angus King, independent candidate for the U. S. Senate, speaks to supporters as he officially opens his campaign office in Brunswick, Maine. King has a woman problem. He’s not one. The popular former governor is the undisputed front-runner in the campaign to replace retiring Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe, the state’s most powerful female voice in a generation. But beneath the 68-year-old businessman’s popularity is a stark political reality: For many Maine women, King is not their first choice. And this election, perhaps more than any other, underscores the sometimes conflicting priorities for a Democratic Party struggling to beat back a Republican takeover of the Senate. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)

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In this April 9, 2012, photo, Angus King, independent candidate for the U. S. Senate, speaks to supporters as he officially opens his campaign office in Brunswick, Maine. King has a woman problem. He’s not one. The popular former governor is the undisputed front-runner in the campaign to replace retiring Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe, the state’s most powerful female voice in a generation. But beneath the 68-year-old businessman’s popularity is a stark political reality: For many Maine women, King is not their first choice. And this election, perhaps more than any other, underscores the sometimes conflicting priorities for a Democratic Party struggling to beat back a Republican takeover of the Senate. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)
In this April 9, 2012, photo, Angus King, independent candidate for the U. S. Senate, speaks to supporters as he officially opens his campaign office in Brunswick, Maine. King has a woman problem. He’s not one. The popular former governor is the undisputed front-runner in the campaign to replace retiring Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe, the state’s most powerful female voice in a generation. But beneath the 68-year-old businessman’s popularity is a stark political reality: For many Maine women, King is not their first choice. And this election, perhaps more than any other, underscores the sometimes conflicting priorities for a Democratic Party struggling to beat back a Republican takeover of the Senate. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)
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