Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, meets Nov. 13, 2012, with Independent Senator-elect Angus King in her office on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss committee assignments and how they'll work together to represent Maine in the Senate. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, meets Nov. 13, 2012, with Independent Senator-elect Angus King in her office on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss committee assignments and how they'll work together to represent Maine in the Senate. (Associated Press)