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The former Maine governor will give the Democratic caucus 55 members.
Indeed, Republicans appear to be doing little to alter an outcome most strategists privately predicted months ago. The Associated Press reported that King, who arrived in Washington on Sunday, was being courted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.), but that Republican leadership was not making a similar effort. [King spokesperson Crystal] Canney said it was her understanding that Republican GOP Conference Vice Chairman Roy Blunt (Mo.) had reached out to King, but that as of early Monday morning, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) had not.