Maine gubernatorial election, 2002

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Maine gubernatorial election, 2002
United States
1998 ←
November 5, 2002 → 2006

  John Baldacci - 107th United States Congress.jpg PeterCianchette.jpg
Nominee John Baldacci Peter Cianchette Jonathan Carter
Party Democratic Republican Green
Popular vote 238,179 209,496 46,903
Percentage 47.15% 41.47% 9.28%


County Results

Governor before election

Angus King

Elected Governor

John Baldacci

The Maine gubernatorial election of 2002 took place on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Independent Governor Angus King was term limited, and unable to seek re-election. United States Congressman John Baldacci won the Democratic primary uncontested, while former State Representative Peter Cianchette emerged from the Republican primary victorious. Baldacci and Cianchetti squared off in the general election, joined by Jonathan Carter, the Green Party nominee, and independent State Representative John Michael. Ultimately, Baldacci prevailed over Cianchette to win what would be his first of two terms as Governor, with Carter taking an unusually high amount of the vote for a third party candidate.

Democratic primary[edit]



Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Baldacci 71,735 100.00
Total votes 71,735 100.00

Republican primary[edit]



Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter E. Cianchette 52,692 66.88
Republican James D. Libby 26,091 33.12
Total votes 78,783 100.00

Green Party primary[edit]



Green Party primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Jonathan Carter 1,613 100.00
Total votes 1,613 100.00

General election[edit]



Maine gubernatorial election, 2002[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Baldacci 238,179 47.15% +35.37%
Republican Peter Cianchette 209,496 41.47% +22.89%
Green Jonathan Carter 46,903 9.28% +2.59%
Independent John Michael 10,612 2.10%
Majority 28,683 5.68% -33.26%
Turnout 505,190
Democratic gain from Independent Swing