- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Independent Senator Angus King of Maine says he is supporting Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency.

King made the statement on CNN on Thursday morning. He says he has greater trust of Clinton’s abilities in pressure situations, especially in foreign policy.

King told CNN that he fears Trump’s “judgment and temperament” aren’t suited for the White House, and that he lacks the “kind of coolness” needed for situations where leadership is really needed.

Maine’s other senator, Republican Susan Collins, has not made an endorsement since initially supporting Jeb Bush. She will be attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

King was elected to the senate in 2012. He caucuses with the Democratic Party and is a former governor of Maine.


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