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Around U.S., races for governor going down to the wire
Around U.S., races for governor going down to the wire

From Maine to Alaska, nearly a dozen races for governor remain too close to call as the midterm election moves into its final days, an unusually large number that indicates the problems faced by incumbents in both parties at a time of voter discontent. On Wednesday, the race in Maine, which has been one of the tightest, took a sudden twist as U.S. Sen. Angus King, a political independent who is popular in the state, announced he was dropping his support for the independent candidate in the race, Eliot Cutler, and endorsing the Democrat, Mike Michaud. King, calling himself a "realist," said in a statement that "it is clear that the voters of Maine are not prepared to...

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