The Green Papers: Maine 2005 Off Year Elections
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2002-2010 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
2000 Census:1,277,731 (0.45% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):968,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):882,337

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Maine State and Local Government


U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 109th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1   Republican   Senator Olympia J. Snowe
First elected: 1994; re-elected 2000
[also served in U.S. House-elected: 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
  Candidate Democratic     (pending)
Possible candidate: Jean Hay Bright

Class 2   Republican   Senator Susan M. Collins
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer, All Governors

    Democratic   Governor John E. Baldacci
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Undetermined)

CD 1   Democratic   Congressman Thomas H. Allen
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

CD 2   Democratic   Congressman Michael H. Michaud
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

  Green Independent
  Veterans Party of America


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