Maine State Profile

Election Schedule

Republican Caucuses:2016-3-5
Democratic Caucuses:2016-3-6
State Primary:2016-6-14

Election Vitals

Governor:Paul LePage (R) unable to seek re-election 2018 due to term limits
Senator:Susan Collins (R) re-election 2020
Senator:Angus King (I) re-election 2018

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 48.1%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 48.9%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 42.3%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 45.6%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 38.8%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 60.8%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 43.9%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 55.3%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 38.8%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 30.4%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 51.6%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 30.8%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 49.1%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 44.0%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 53.6%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 44.6%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 57.7%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 40.4%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 56.4%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 41.1%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Susan Collins Republican 298,422 49.2%
Joseph Brennan Democratic 266,226 43.9%
John Rensenbrink Independent 23,441 3.9%
William Clarke Taxpayers 18,618 3.1%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joseph Brennan Democratic 48,335 56.7%
Sean Faircloth Democratic 21,204 24.9%
Richard Spencer Democratic 10,236 12.0%
Jean Hay Democratic 4,524 5.3%
Jerald Leonard Democratic 939 1.1%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Susan Collins Republican 53,339 55.5%
W. John Hathaway Republican 29,792 31.0%
Robert Monks Republican 12,943 13.5%
1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Angus King Jr. Independent 246,772 58.6%
James Longley Jr. Republican 79,716 18.9%
Thomas Connolly Democratic 50,506 12.0%
Patricia LaMarche Independent 28,722 6.8%
William Clarke Independent 15,293 3.6%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Thomas Connolly Democratic 36,954 81.7%
Joseph Ricci Democratic 8,264 18.3%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
James Longley Jr. Republican 38,192 66.0%
Henry Joy Republican 11,411 19.7%
Leo Martin Republican 8,229 14.2%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Olympia Snowe Republican 437,689 68.9%
Mark Lawrence Democratic 197,183 31.1%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Baldacci Democratic 238,179 47.1%
Peter Cianchette Republican 209,496 41.5%
Jonathan Carter Green 46,903 9.3%
John Michael Independent 10,612 2.1%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Peter Cianchette Republican 52,692 66.9%
James Libby Republican 26,091 33.1%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Susan Collins Republican 295,041 58.4%
Chellie Pingree Democratic 209,858 41.6%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Baldacci Democratic 209,927 38.1%
Chandler Woodcock Republican 166,425 30.2%
Barbara Merrill Unenrolled 118,715 21.6%
Patricia LaMarche Green 52,690 9.6%
Phillip NaPier Unenrolled 3,108 0.6%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Baldacci Democratic 40,314 75.8%
Christopher Miller Democratic 12,861 24.2%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chandler Woodcock Republican 27,025 38.6%
Peter Mills Republican 24,631 35.2%
David Emery Republican 18,388 26.3%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Olympia Snowe Republican 405,588 74.6%
Jean Hay Bright Democratic 111,984 20.6%
William Slavick Unenrolled 26,240 4.8%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jean Hay Bright Democratic 22,582 50.6%
Eric Mehnert Democratic 22,019 49.4%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Olympia Snowe Republican 58,979 100.0%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Susan Collins Republican 444,300 61.4%
Tom Allen Democratic 279,510 38.6%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Thomas Allen Democratic 69,932 85.6%
Thomas Ledue Democratic 11,795 14.4%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Susan Collins Republican 56,304 100.0%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Paul LePage Republican 218,065 38.2%
Eliot Cutler Independent 208,270 36.5%
Libby Mitchell Democratic 109,387 19.2%
Shawn Moody Independent 28,756 5.0%
Kevin Scott Independent 5,664 1.0%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Libby Mitchell Democratic 42,328 34.5%
Steve Rowe Democratic 27,932 22.8%
Rosa Scarcelli Democratic 26,444 21.6%
Pat McGowan Democratic 24,392 19.9%
John Richardson Democratic 1,604 1.3%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Paul LePage Republican 49,126 37.4%
Les Otten Republican 22,945 17.5%
Peter Mills Republican 19,271 14.7%
Steve Abbott Republican 17,209 13.1%
Bill Beardsley Republican 12,061 9.2%
Bruce Poliquin Republican 6,471 4.9%
Matt Jacobson Republican 4,324 3.3%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Angus King No pty aff 370,580 52.9%
Charles Summers Republican 215,399 30.7%
Cynthia Dill Democratic 92,900 13.3%
Stephen Woods Independent 10,289 1.5%
Danny Dalton No pty aff 5,807 0.8%
Andrew Dodge No pty aff 5,624 0.8%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Paul LePage Republican 294,519 48.2%
Mike Michaud Democratic 265,114 43.4%
Eliot Cutler Independent 51,515 8.4%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Michaud Democratic 56,286 100.0%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Paul LePage Republican 50,856 100.0%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Susan Collins Republican 413,495 68.5%
Shenna Bellows Democratic 190,244 31.5%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Shenna Bellows Democratic 47,909 100.0%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Susan Collins Republican 53,416 100.0%

State Demographics

Population 1,329,192
Percentage White 95.1%
Percentage Black 1.0%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.6%
Percentage Asian 1.1%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.0%
Percentage Other Race 0.2%
 
Percentage Hispanic 1.4%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 94.1%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 1.0%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 0.5%
 
Median Household Income $46,709
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 42.3%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 14.7%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 7.2%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 4.2%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 12.6%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.4%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 67.5%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 17.0%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 48.6%
Percentage with a College Degree 28.0%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 33.9%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 24.5%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 11.6%
 
Unemployment rate 4.3%
Unemployment figures as of 2015-10
Unemployment Monthly Change -0.1%
 
Percentage Married Couples 48.8%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 16.0%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.3%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.6%

Last updated 12:16am August 24, 2016