Sen.-Elect Angus King has announced he will caucus with the Democrats in the Senate, effectively giving the party 55 seats. Angus King said he made the decision based off how he said he will not be forced to vote a certain way, and after discussions with numerous other Senators. Sen.-Elect King was widely expected to caucus with the Democrats, so much so that the Democrats did not even endorse their candidate, hoping he would return the favor. Republicans fought hard against King, and this could possibly be his revenge. There are currently two Independents, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Ct.). Sen. Sanders was re-elected this year, while Sen. Lieberman retired, and will be replaced by Sen.-elect Chris Murphy.