Greens count on Maine Senate winner for climate-change advocacy

Gene Karpinski, president of the League of Conservation Voters, said King would be an advocate for tackling climate change.

Angus KingAngus Stanley KingSen. King: If Trump fires Mueller, Congress would pass veto-proof special prosecutor statute Senate heading for late night ahead of ObamaCare repeal showdown Overnight Healthcare: Four GOP senators threaten to block 'skinny' repeal | Healthcare groups blast skinny repeal | GOP single-payer amendment fails in Senate MORE’s victory tonight has shown that the politics of climate change are shifting all across the country. We look forward to working with Sen.-elect King to confront the climate crisis and move America toward a clean energy future,” Karpinski said.

King is the projected winner of the race to replace retiring Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe (R). He weathered National Republican Senatorial Committee attacks over his work in the wind industry en route to winning the seat.

He is expected to caucus with Democrats. The Hill’s Alexandra Jaffe has more on that race here.