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ELECTION 98 MAIN | | REMOTE NAVIGATOR

MAINE

Race Summary

Governor    (657 of 663 precincts reporting)
Connolly (D) 12%     Longley (R) 20%     King (I) * 59%     LaMarche (I) 7%    
House 01    (221 of 226 precincts reporting)
Allen (D) * 61%     Connelly (R) 36%    
House 02    (395 of 437 precincts reporting)
Baldacci (D) * 76%     Reisman (R) 24%    
Updated November 04, 1998 03:39 P.M. EST

TOP RACES

GOVERNOR: Gov. Angus King Jr. (I), first elected in 1994, is seeking a second term, against Thomas J. Connolly (D) and James B. Longley Jr. (R).
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance


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1998 POLLS

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POLL HOURS

Majority of polls open 7 a.m. ET to 8 p.m. ET.
(Polls open as early as 6 a.m. ET. Municipalities with fewer than 4,000 residents may
open no later than 10 a.m. ET.)


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SENATOR AND GOVERNOR NOT UP IN 1998

Sen. Olympia J. Snowe (R); first elected 1994; next election in 2000.
Sen. Susan Collins (R); first elected 1996; next election in 2002.


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VACANCIES

1998 vacancies list


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HOUSE DISTRICTS

  • CD1 (South; Portland; Augusta):
    Tom Allen (D) (inc.); Ross J. Connelly (R)
  • CD2 (North; Lewiston; Auburn; Bangor):
    John Baldacci (D) (inc.); Jonathan Reisman (R)

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    PRIMARY DATE

    June 9

    Primary results


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    FILING DEADLINE

    March 16


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    STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES

    Total Number: 2

    To Watch:
    Question 2: Bond Issue
    Would provide $7 million to deal with water pollution and other public health threats such as tire stockpiles and discharges of hazardous substances.


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    PARTY CONTROL

    Governor: Independent
    U.S. Senate: 2 Republicans
    U.S. House of Representatives: 2 Democrats
    State Senate: 19 Democrats, 15 Republicans, 1 Independent
    State House of Representatives: 81 Democrats, 69 Republicans, 1 Independent


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    STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

    Senate: All 35 seats up
    House: All 151 seats up


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    PARTY REGISTRATION

    State Projected Voting Age Population: 945,000 (1996)
    Registered Voters: 942,529 (6/98)

       Democrats:      300,264     31.9%
    
       Republicans:    270,678     28.7%
    
       Independent:        600     0.06%
    
       Reform Party:    19,175        2%
    
       Unaffiliated:   351,812     37.3%

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    ELECTORAL VOTES

    4


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    PRESIDENTIAL VOTING HISTORY

    Clinton won in 1992; Bush in 1988; Reagan in 1984; Reagan in 1980; Ford in 1976; Nixon in 1972; Nixon in 1968; Johnson in 1964; Nixon in 1960.

    LAST TIME VOTED DEMOCRATIC FOR PRESIDENT: 1996 (1992)

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1996:

    Clinton 51%
    Dole 30%
    Perot 16%
    Other 3%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1992:

    Clinton 39%
    Bush 30%
    Perot 30%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1988:

    Bush 54%
    Dukakis 44%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1984:

    Reagan 61%
    Mondale 39%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1980:

    Reagan 46%
    Carter 42%
    Anderson 10%


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    PAST EXIT POLLS

    1992:

    1994:

    1996:


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    TURNOUT

    Historical voter turnout as a percentage of the voting age population 1996-1960


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    DEMOGRAPHICS

    Population: 1,243,000 (1996)
    (% of voting age population)

    White: 98.0%
    African American:
    Asian: 1.0%
    Native American: 1.0%
    Other/Undeclared:

    Persons of Hispanic origin account for 1.0% of the voting population (from 1990 Census)


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    STATE TIDBITS

    State Capital: Augusta
    State Nickname: Pine Tree State

    In 1992, a third of Maine's voters opted for third-party presidential candidate Ross Perot, though in 1996 Perot garnered only 16 percent of the vote. In 1994, each of its congressional districts switched parties in sending a representative to Washington. Also in 1994, Maine elected an Independent as governor. Secretary of Defense William Cohen, a Republican, is from Maine. On retiring from the U.S. Senate in 1996, his seat was filled by a Republican woman, Sen. Susan Collins.


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    RELATED SITES

    NOTE: External sites will open in a new browser window.

    Government:

    Maine Secretary of State Home Page
    http://www.state.me.us/sos/sos.htm
    Maine Elections Division
    http://www.state.me.us/sos/cec/elec/elec.htm
    Maine Gov. Angus King's Home Page
    http://www.state.me.us/governor/govhome.htm
    Maine State Senate
    http://www.state.me.us/legis/senate/homepage.htm
    Maine State House of Representatives
    http://www.state.me.us/legis/house/homepage.htm

    News Media:

    State Newspapers:

    Bangor Daily News
    http://www.bangornews.com
    Kennebec Journal (Augusta)
    http://www.kjonline.com
    Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram
    http://www.portland.com

    General Interest:

    The White House
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Welcome.html
    The House of Representatives
    http://www.house.gov/
    The Senate
    http://www.senate.gov/
    Library of Congress -- The Legislative Branch
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/legislative/congress.html
    Congressional Quarterly's American Voter
    http://voter.cq.com/
    Congressional Quarterly's VoteWatch
    http://pathfinder.com/CQ/
    THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
    http://thomas.loc.gov/
    Federal Election Commission
    http://www.fec.gov/
    Democratic National Committee
    http://www.democrats.org/
    Republican National Committee
    http://www.rnc.org/
    Project Vote Smart
    http://www.vote-smart.org
    Policy.com
    http://www.policy.com/


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    Updated: October 25, 1998



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