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How Maine voted: Governor's races 1990 - 2014

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2014 Governor's Race

Paul LePage stormed back into the Blaine House, racking up more votes than any candidate for governor in the last 30 years, despite a three-way race.

Cutler
Eliot Cutler (I) 51,405 votes (8.4%)
LePage
Paul LePage (R) 294,189 votes (48.2%)
Mitchell
Mike Michaud (D) 264,369 votes (43.3%)

2010 Governor's Race

Paul LePage won the election by less than 2 percentage points over Eliot Cutler, the narrowest margin in a governor’s race since 1994. Libby Mitchell faded late in the campaign to finish third.

Cutler
Eliot Cutler (I) 208,190 votes (36.4%)
LePage
Paul LePage (R) 217,851 votes (38.1%)
Mitchell
Libby Mitchell (D) 109,085 votes (19.1%)
* Other candidates accounted for 6.5% of remaining votes

2006 Governor's Race

With four candidates on the ballot, including an independent and a Green, John Baldacci gathered only 38 percent of the vote, but it was enough to win reelection.

Cutler
John Baldacci (D) 209,927 votes (38.1%)
LaMarche
Patricia LaMarche (G) 52,690 votes (9.6%)
Merrill
Barbara Merrill (I) 118,715 votes (21.6%)
Woodcock
Chandler Woodcock (R) 166,425 votes (30.2%)
* Other candidates accounted for .6% of remaining votes

2002 Governor's Race

John Baldacci drew on a broad geographic base outside of southern Maine to beat South Portland businessman Peter Cianchette and Green Party activist Jonathan Carter.

Baldacci
John Baldacci (D) 238,179 votes (47.2%)
Carter
Jonathan Carter (G) 46,903 votes (9.3%)
Cianchette
Peter Cianchette (R) 209,496 votes (41.5%)
* Other candidates accounted for 2.1% of remaining votes

1998 Governor's Race

Incumbent Angus King trounced two challengers, including former U.S. Rep. James Longley Jr., to recapture the Blaine House.

Connolly
Thomas Connolly (D) 50,506 votes (12.0%)
King
Angus King (I) 246,772 votes (58.6%)
Longley
James Longley (R) 79,716 votes (18.9%)
* Other candidates accounted for 10.5% of remaining votes

1994 Governor's Race

Independent Angus King launched his political career with a victory in the 1994 race for governor, finishing just ahead of former Gov. Joseph E. Brennan. Susan Collins trailed but would win a U.S. Senate seat in 1996.

Brennan
Joseph Brennan (D) 172,951 votes (33.8%)
Collins
Susan Collins (R) 117,990 votes (23.1%)
King
Angus King (I) 180,829 votes (35.4%)
* Other candidates accounted for 7.7% of remaining votes

1990 Governor's Race

Incumbent John R. McKernan Jr. held off a challenge from Joseph Brennan to win a second term in 1990, with the libertarian-leaning independent Andrew Adam in a distant third.

Adam
Andrew Adam (I) 48,377 votes (9.3%)
Brennan
Joseph Brennan (D) 230,038 votes (44.0%)
McKernan
John McKernan (R) 243,766 votes (46.7%)
* Other candidates accounted for 0.0% of remaining votes
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