PORTLAND — Democrat Steven Rowe and Republican Paul LePage were the top vote-getters in Portland’s gubernatorial primaries today.

Rowe, who lives in Portland, received 3,709 votes (47 percent), followed by Libby Mitchell (1,807 votes), Rosa Scarcelli (1,443 votes), Patrick McGowan (918 votes), John Richardson (41 votes) and Donna Dion (2 votes).

LePage, who lives in Waterville, received 848 votes (30 percent), followed by Steven Abbott (521 votes), Peter Mills (494 votes), Les Otten (472 votes), Bruce Poliquin (204 votes), Matt Jacobson (173 votes) and William Beardsley (105 votes).

Fifty-four percent of Portland voters rejected state referendum Question 1 to overturn a new law that lowers income taxes and changes sales taxes. Portlanders also voted overwhelmingly in favor of bond issue questions 2 through 5.

Voter turnout was 22 percent, with 11,363 of the city’s 51,850 registered voters casting ballots.

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