GOV. PAUL LePAGE, R-Maine

AGE: 65

BIRTHPLACE: Lewiston

BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Enacting a $400 million income tax cut package

FAMOUS GAFFE: LePage said state Sen. Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, “claims to be for the people but he’s the first one to give it to the people without providing Vaseline.”

PERCENTAGE OF VOTE IN LAST ELECTION (2010): 37.6 percent in a five-way race

CAMPAIGN SPENDING PER VOTE (excluding support from third party groups): $5.50 for each of 218,065 votes

GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE, R-New Jersey

AGE: 51

BIRTHPLACE: Trenton, N.J.

BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Signing a public employee pension reform law to address the state’s $53.9 billion in unfunded liability

FAMOUS GAFFE: “Can you guys please take the bat out on her for once?” Christie commenting to reporters about Democratic state Sen. Loretta Weinberg of Bergen County. Weinberg had called Christie a hypocrite.

PERCENTAGE OF VOTE IN LAST ELECTION (2013): More than 60 percent in a seven-way race

CAMPAIGN SPENDING PER VOTE: $15.48 (40 percent in public matching funds) for each of 1,278,932 votes


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