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King welcomed to The Front Porch
DIXFIELD- Former governor and Senate candidate, Angus King motored into town last week to have lunch at the highly-recommended Front Porch Cafe during his week-long motorcycle tour from Fort Kent to Kittery.
“It’s an absolutely beautiful way to see our state,” noted King, while relaxing in a rocking chair on the antiquated porch of The Front Porch Cafe.
King began his journey on Monday from Fort Kent in order to see small town Maine and talk to the people who he hopes will support him in his quest to replace Olympia Snowe in Washington.
“I’ve heard some very upset people along the way. They don’t like what’s happening in Washington and it’s not good for our country to have so many angry citizens.”
King stated that he is looking to have an impact with his more unique approach as an independent.
While The Front Porch Cafe staff welcomed King with open arms, there were many present who are against the construction of wind towers, specifically those that may be in the future for Colonel Holman Mountain.
Local anti-wind demonstrators, Dan McKay, Alice Barnett and Freemont Tibbetts were among the first to greet King with opposition. King shook hands with them, listened to their concerns and respected their freedom of speech.
“They’re obviously not here to wish me luck,” stated King. “But, that’s their right and I respect the passion they have for what they believe.”
During King’s travels, his motorcade of six began to pick up day riders and by the time they reached Dixfield they had doubled in size.
Along their way, they stopped off at East Port and observed the dedication of the first Tidal Power Project, had a “grand reception” in Bangor, where adults and kids alike were there to greet him, and in Skowhegan, King visited the grist mill project where the local garden program was handing out CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) packages.
“It’s been an amazing trip, regardless of the rain we rode through on Tuesday,” noted King.
From Dixfield, King and his entourage were headed for an overnight stay in Bethel and from there, planned to travel to Kittery to end the 600-mile tour.
For more information on King’s race for senate, visit www.angus2012.com.