Maine gubernatorial election, 1948

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Maine gubernatorial election, 1948
Maine
1946 ←
September 13, 1948 → 1950

  Frederick George Payne.jpg
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 145,956 76,544
Percentage 65.60% 34.40%

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Election results by county
Republican (Red), Democrat (Blue)

Governor before election

Horace A. Hildreth
Republican

Elected Governor

Frederick G. Payne
Republican

The 1948 Maine gubernatorial election took place on September 13, 1948. Incumbent Republican Governor Horace A. Hildreth, was term limited and seeking election to the United States Senate (eventually losing the Republican Primary to Margaret Chase Smith), thus did not run. Republican mayor of Augusta Frederick G. Payne faced off against Democratic challenger Louis B. Lausier, defeating him in a landslide.

Results[edit]

1948 Gubernatorial Election, Maine[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Frederick G. Payne 145,956 65.60% -
Democratic Louis B. Lausier 76,544 34.40% -
Majority 69,412 31.20%

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