The Green Papers: Maine 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 10 June 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Monday 17 March 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Monday 2 June 2014 - Filing Deadline - Independent.
Tuesday 10 June 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 6:00a EDT (1000 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC). Voting places open between 6:00a Eastern Time and 10:00a Eastern Time depending on the size of the town.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 6:00a EST (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EST (0100 UTC). Voting places open between 6:00a Eastern Time and 10:00a Eastern Time depending on the size of the town.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:1,333,074 (0.43% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
Capital:Augusta
 

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Maine State and Local Government

Maine 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Maine currently has three qualified parties: Democratic, Green Independent, and Republican.


4 November 2014 General Election certified returns from the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Independent Senator Angus Stanley King, Jr.
First elected: 2012 as an Independent (announced that he will caucus with the Democrats 14 November 2012 and again on 5 November 2014)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Independent     Senator Angus Stanley King, Jr.
FEC S2ME00109

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator Susan M. Collins
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 10 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 413,495 67.02% Senator Susan M. Collins
FEC S6ME00159; 24 Nov 14; Tot $5,290,757; Dsb $5,253,987
  Candidate Democratic 190,244 30.84% Shenna Bellows
FEC S4ME00071; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,356,057; Dsb $2,290,662
  Candidate Scattering 12,959 2.10% Blank
  Candidate Scattering 269 0.04% Others
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Christopher A. "Chris" Lyons
FEC S4ME00097
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Deril V. Stubenrod
FEC S4ME00105
Total 616,967 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor Paul R. LePage
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 10 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 294,519 47.74% Governor Paul R. LePage
  Candidate Democratic 265,114 42.97% Congressman Michael H. Michaud
13 June 2013: Launched an exploratory campaign for Governor.
15 August 2013: Formal announcement re: candidate for Governor.
  Candidate Independent 51,515 8.35% Eliot R. Cutler
  Candidate Scattering 5,740 0.93% Blank
  Candidate Scattering 79 0.01% Others
  Candidate Write-in; (Unenrolled)     J. Martin Vachon
Total 616,967 100.00%  

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (1 Renominated, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Chellie M. Pingree
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 10 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 186,674 57.98% Congressman Chellie M. Pingree
FEC H8ME01120; 24 Nov 14; Tot $434,787; Dsb $374,481
  Candidate Republican 94,751 29.43% Isaac James Misiuk
FEC H4ME01137; 15 Oct 14; Tot $20,425; Dsb $18,873
  Candidate Independent 27,410 8.51% Richard Paul Murphy
FEC H4ME00014; 24 Nov 14; Tot $9,075; Dsb $8,759
  Candidate Scattering 13,089 4.07% Blank
  Candidate Scattering 63 0.02% Others
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Barry D. Stephens
FEC H4ME01145
Total 321,987 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman Michael H. Michaud
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 13 June 2013: Launched an exploratory campaign for Governor in 2014.
15 August 2013: Formal announcement re: candidate for Governor.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 133,308 45.19% former state Treasurer Bruce L. Poliquin
FEC H4ME02234; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,711,714; Dsb $1,689,393
  Candidate Democratic 118,556 40.19% state Senator Emily Ann Cain
FEC H4ME02200; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,975,234; Dsb $1,963,989
  Candidate Independent 31,336 10.62% Ralph Blaine "Blaine" Richardson
circa 20 January 2014: Switched from Republican to Independent.

FEC H2ME02154; 30 Nov 14; Tot $7,772; Dsb $7,772
  Candidate Scattering 11,532 3.91% Blank
  Candidate Scattering 248 0.08% Others
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Leigh M. Hawes
FEC H4ME02259
Total 294,980 100.00%  
 

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.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 4 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 7 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Christian Liberty
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 incumbent, 5 candidates
  Unenrolled: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 8 candidates
  Write-in: 5 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
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