Maine gubernatorial election, 1978

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Maine gubernatorial election, 1978
Maine
1974 ←
November 7, 1978 → 1982

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Nominee Joseph Brennan Linwood E. Palmer, Jr. Herman C. Frankland
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Popular vote 176,493 126,862 65,889
Percentage 47.80% 34.36% 17.84%

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County Results

Governor before election

James B. Longley
Independent

Elected Governor

Joseph Brennan
Democratic

The 1978 Maine gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 1978. Incumbent Independent Governor James B. Longley had promised to not seek a second term when he was elected in 1974, and held true to his pledge. Former State Senator Joseph Brennan of the Democratic Party defeated both challenger Republican Linwood E. Palmer, Jr. and Independent candidate Herman Frankland.

Results[edit]

1978 Gubernatorial Election, Maine[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph Brennan 176,493 47.80% -
Republican Linwood E. Palmer, Jr. 126,862 34.36% -
Independent Herman C. Frankland 65,889 17.84% -
Majority 49,631 13.44%

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