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Conservative Ranking


Maine is the 9th least conservative state, voting 11.5% less Republican in the 2004 presidential elections than the national average.

Partisan Trend


Based on voting patterns since 1992, Maine is trending DEMOCRAT.

GOP Trend Ranking


Maine ranks 44th among the 50 states.
 
Presidential Race

Race for the White House


GOP Candidates
  • John McCain - U. S. Senator from Arizona  
  • Mike Huckabee - Former Governor of Arkansas
  • Ron Paul - U. S. Congressman from Texas (CD-14)
  • Mitt Romney - Former Governor of Massachusetts
  • Rudy Giuliani - Former Mayor of New York City
  • Fred Thompson - Former U. S. Senator from Tennessee
  • Duncan Hunter - U. S. Congressman from California (CD-52)

    DEM Candidates

  • Barack Obama - U. S. Senator from Illinois  
  • Hillary Clinton - U. S. Senator from New York
  • Mike Gravel - Former U. S. Senator from Alaska
  • John Edwards - Former U. S. Senator from North Carolina
  • Bill Richardson - Governor of New Mexico
  • Dennis Kucinich - U. S. Congressman from Ohio (CD-10)

    Party nominee -

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    Senate Race
    Incumbent:  GOP incumbent Susan Collins is running for a 3rd term in 2008.  She faces no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Susan Collins - Incumbent  

    DEM Candidates

  • Tom Allen - U. S. Representative from Maine  
  • Tom Ledue - High School Administrator

    Party nominee -

  •  
    Governor's Race
    No race in 2008
     
    Competitive House Races
    No competitive races in 2008
     
    Other House Races
    Projected winner listed first
  • District 1:  OPEN:  Rochelle Pingree (D) vs. Charles Summers, Jr. (R)
  • District 2:  Michael Michaud (D)-inc vs. John Frary (R)
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    Additional Information

    Election Timeline


  • February 2, 2008 - GOP presidential caucus
  • February 10, 2008 - DEM presidential caucus
  • March 15, 2008 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • June 10, 2008 - Primary elections
  • November 4, 2008 - Election day
  • Current Partisan Breakdown


     
    National Delegation
      Senators 2 GOP
      Representatives 2 DEM
    State Government
      Governor DEM
      State Senate - DEM control 17 GOP, 18 DEM
      State House - DEM control 58 GOP, 89 DEM, 2 IND, 2 vacant

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  John Baldacci (D) - 2nd term, up for re-election in 2010
  • Senior Senator:  Olympia Snowe (R) - 3rd term, up for re-election in 2012
  • Junior Senator:  Susan Collins (R) - 2nd term, up for re-election in 2008
  • House District 1:  Tom Allen (D) - 6th term (running for Senate)
  • House District 2:  Michael Michaud (D) - 3rd term

    Historical Partisan Snapshot


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      Race 2000 Result 2002 Result 2004 Result 2006 Result

    President Mod DEM -- Mod DEM --

    Senate
    Class 1 Solid GOP -- -- Solid GOP
    Class 2 -- Solid GOP -- --

    Governor -- Mod Dem -- Mod Dem

    House 2 DEM 2 DEM 2 DEM 2 DEM
    CD-1 Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM
    CD-2 Solid DEM Weak DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM

    BOLD - party turnover
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%
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    Maine Race Tracking
    President
    John McCain
    vs
    Barack Obama
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    Senate
    Susan Collins - inc
    vs
    Tom Allen
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    Governor
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    House
    No competitive races
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