The Green Papers: Maine 2015 General Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2015. Find 2016 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
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)

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Maine State and Local Government

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

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


U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th 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
22 June 2015: Senator Angus King announced the he has been diagnosed prostate cancer and does not expect it to interfere with this duties. He plans to run for re-election in 2018.
 Candidate list
  Candidate Independent     Senator Angus Stanley King, Jr.
FEC S2ME00109

Class 2 Republican Senator Susan M. Collins
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer, All Governors

  Republican Governor Paul R. LePage
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined);
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman Chellie M. Pingree
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Chellie M. Pingree
FEC H8ME01120; 30 Sep 15; Tot $123,685; Dsb $96,355
  Candidate Republican     Mark Irving Holbrook
FEC H6ME01207
  Candidate Republican     Barry Stephens

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman Bruce L. Poliquin
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Bangor City Councilor Joseph M. "Joe" Baldacci
FEC H6ME02122; 30 Sep 15; Tot $124,165; Dsb $44,948
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Emily Ann Cain
FEC H4ME02200; 30 Sep 15; Tot $508,987; Dsb $147,936
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Bruce L. Poliquin
FEC H4ME02234; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,535,774; Dsb $243,769
  Candidate Independent     Mike Turcotte

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): 1 incumbent, 3 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 3 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green Independent (affiliate of Green)
Other Third Parties
  Christian Liberty
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Independent: 1 incumbent, 2 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.


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.

Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of Maine
Election Authority
  Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions
  Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics
  Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Maine House of Representatives
  Maine Revised Statutes
  Maine State Legislature
  Maine Democratic Party
  Maine Senate Democrats
  Maine Republican Party
Third Party
  Christian Liberty Party of Maine (February 2012: no longer active)
  Justice Party of Maine
  Libertarian Party of Maine
  Maine Green Independent Party
  Maine Greens (Green Independent)
  Maine Right to Life Committee
  The Unity Party of Maine
Media & others
  Bangor Daily News
  Journal Tribune - York County - Biddeford - Sanford
  Kennebec Journal
  Maine Public Broadcasting Network
  Maine Today - Maine
  State & Capitol - Gardiner
  Sun Journal - Lewiston
  The Cape Courier - Cape Elizabeth
  The Ellsworth American
  The Lincoln County News
  The Times Record - Bath - Brunswick
  WABI TV - CBS - Bangor
  WAGM TV - CBS - Prewsque Isle
  WCSH TV - NBC - Portland
  WGME TV - CBS - Portland
  WLBZ NBC - Bangor
  WMTW TV - ABC - Auburn
  WVII TV - ABC / WFVX TV - Fox - Bangor


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  2015 Partisan Composition by State  
  Political Parties  
  Senate Electoral Classes  
  Statewide Political Party Strength going into the 2014 Midterm Election  
  Statewide Political Party Strength coming out of the 2014 Midterm Elections  
  Relative Political Party Strength by SECTION and Region going into the 2014 Midterm Election  
  Relative Political Party Strength by SECTION and Region coming out of the 2014 Elections  
  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2014  
2014 CONGRESSIONAL Political Party Breakdown by SECTION and Region
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
  Dates of DIRECT PRIMARY Elections re: Major Party Nominations for Statewide and/or Federal Office  
  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History