United States House of Representatives elections in Maine, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Maine, 2014
Maine
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November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)
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Both Maine seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 2 0

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Maine will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the two U.S. Representatives from the state of Maine, one from each of the state's two congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the elections of other federal and state offices, including Governor of Maine and United States Senate.

District 1[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Declined[edit]

Independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Chellie Pingree (Democratic)
  • Issac Misiuk (Republican)
  • Richard Murphy (Independent)

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Chellie
Pingree (D)
Issac
Misiuk (R)
Other Undecided
University of New Hampshire June 12–18, 2014 305 ± 6.5% 56% 22% 2% 20%

District 2[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Withdrew[edit]
  • Alden Smith, Navy reservist[3][13]
Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Emily
Cain
Troy Dale
Jackson
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling June 2–3, 2014 810 ±3.4% 60% 25% 15%

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Emily Cain 19,906 65.71%
Democratic Troy Dale Jackson 8,116 26.79%
Blank ballots 2,271 7.5%
Totals 30,293 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Withdrew[edit]
Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Bruce
Poliquin
Kevin
Raye
Blaine
Richardson
Richard
Rosen
Undecided
Public Opinion Strategies* November 4–5, 2013 310 ± 5.57% 18% 42% 3% 5% 32%
  • * Internal poll for Kevin Raye campaign

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bruce Poliquin 19,736 53.49%
Republican Kevin Raye 14,987 40.62%
Blank ballots 2,174 5.89%
Totals 36,897 100%

Independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Blaine Richardson, United States Navy veteran, and Republican candidate for the seat in 2012 (unenrolled as a Republican, running as an Independent)[34]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Campaign[edit]

Bruce Poliquin has resisted invitations to debates where Blaine Richardson will be present, including one sponsored by MPBN. Political observers have stated this may be due to Richardson's potential to split the conservative vote. Emily Cain has expressed support for Richardson being present at debates, and has said she will only attend debates where both the other candidates are present.[48]

On August 29, Richardson revealed, and Poliquin's campaign confirmed, that Richardson rejected a request from Poliquin to quit the race. A Poliquin spokesman stated the phone call was made because Richardson has "no chance" to win and "seems more interested in working with Emily Cain to bash Bruce rather than have a discussion about the future". Richardson said he would stay in the race and he was "so fed up with the parties, both of them". He also said that Poliquin asking him to quit was one of the biggest boosts for his campaign it has seen.[49]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Emily
Cain (D)
Bruce
Poliquin (R)
Blaine
Richardson (I)
Other Undecided
Public Opinion Strategies* August 17–19, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 37% 33% 6% 24%
University of New Hampshire June 12–18, 2014 222 ± 6.5% 44% 39% 0% 17%
Public Opinion Strategies^ November 4–5, 2013 400 ± 4.9% 37% 34% 29%
  • * Internal poll for Bruce Poliquin campaign
  • ^ Internal poll for Kevin Raye campaign

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming.html
  2. ^ Miller, Kevin. "Chellie Pingree says she won't run for Maine governor". Kennebec Journal. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Mistler, Steve (August 7, 2013). "Two announce plans to run for Maine congressional seats". Kennebec Journal. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ Harriman, Phil (December 27, 2013). "Get ready for one doozy of a political year". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved December 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ Koeing, Seth (August 8, 2013). "National Guardsman enters 1st District congressional race as independent". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ "GOP ticket in Maine features conflicting views between moderate Collins, conservative LePage, Poliquin". Bangor Daily News. July 20, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d "LePage’s endorsement of Misiuk spends more time on LePage than Misiuk". Bangor Daily News. June 9, 2014. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ "OUR OPINION: Who do we endorse? Nobody — and here’s why". MaineToday Media/Kennebec Journal. August 31, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine won’t endorse candidates in gubernatorial, federal races". Bangor Daily News. August 21, 2014. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Stone, Matthew (June 14, 2013). "Cain’s in, Fredette’s out of 2014 2nd District congressional race". Bangordailynews.com. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c d http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming.html
  12. ^ "Sen. Troy Jackson announces run for US Congress". Bangor Daily News. July 1, 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  13. ^ Moretto, Mario (March 17, 2014). "Alden Smith drops out, leaving Senate heavyweights to vie for congressional nod". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c Strimling, Ethan (June 13, 2013). "Michaud is running. Democrats have life!". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Michaud's possible jump sets off the sounds of musical chairs". Kennebec Journal. June 13, 2013. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  16. ^ a b c d Miller, Kevin (August 25, 2013). "Michaud is Republicans see potential to win 2nd District seat". Kennebec Journal. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  17. ^ Shepherd, Michael (January 30, 2014). "Former Lewiston mayor considers 2nd Congressional District run". Kennebec Journal. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Michaud ‘looking at’ run for governor — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine". Bangordailynews.com. March 4, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  19. ^ Ethan Strimling (October 14, 2013). "EMILY’s love of Emily is a very big deal". Bangordailynews.com. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  20. ^ http://cainforcongress.com/cain-for-congress-receives-labor-endorsement/
  21. ^ "On June 10, Democrats’ best choice for 2nd District is Emily Cain". Bangordailynews.com. June 3, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Cain for Congress Endorsed by Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund". Cain for Congress. May 30, 2014. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  23. ^ "EqualityMaine Endorses in Three Primary Races". EqualityMaine. June 9, 2014. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  24. ^ "AFL-CIO endorses Cain, Bellows; Mike Tipping’s new book on his favorite governor". Bangor Daily News. June 25, 2014. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Sierra Club Maine endorses Cain; Alfond pays ethics fine; somber Senate tribute to McGowan". Bangor Daily News. August 1, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  26. ^ http://bangordailynews.com/2014/05/04/opinion/contributors/troy-jackson-has-courage-thats-what-it-will-take-to-combat-washingtons-tea-party-extremism/
  27. ^ http://agreetodisagree.bangordailynews.com/2013/10/28/maine-politics/afl-cio-labor-unite-around-jackson/
  28. ^ a b c http://www.troyjacksonforcongress.com/press-releases/afscme-local-2011-endorses-troy-jackson-congress
  29. ^ http://www.troyjacksonforcongress.com/news-clips/maine-teamsters-endorse-michaud-governor-jackson-congress
  30. ^ a b "Tabulations for Elections held in 2014". Maine Secretary of State. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  31. ^ a b "Poliquin declares candidacy for 2nd Congressional District". Kennebec Journal. August 26, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  32. ^ "Raye joining Republican fray for Michaud's seat". Kennebec Journal. August 29, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2013. 
  33. ^ "Richardson preps another run for Congress | www.timesrecord.com". The Times Record. January 21, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  34. ^ a b "Belfast conservative drops Republican affiliation". Kennebec Journal. January 19, 2014. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  35. ^ "Richard Rosen opts out of race to replace Michaud in CD2". Bangor Daily News. November 30, 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  36. ^ "Republican Willette ends bid to replace Michaud in Congress". Kennebec Journal. August 29, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2013. 
  37. ^ "Lawmakers Override Governor's Budget Veto - LePage Considering Future As Maine Governor". WABI TV. June 26, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  38. ^ Cousins, Christopher (December 3, 2013). "Thibodeau considering run for 2nd Congressional District seat". Bangordailynews.com. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  39. ^ "John Boehner will campaign with Bruce Poliquin". Bangordailynews.com. September 17, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  40. ^ a b "Collins helps Poliquin raise $281,000 in congressional bid". Kennebec Journal. 2014-07-25. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  41. ^ http://www.poliquinforcongress.com/news/poliquin-endorsed-by-republican-liberty-caucus/
  42. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q http://www.kevinraye.com/gop_leaders_endorse_kevin_raye
  43. ^ http://www.kevinraye.com/bipac_endorses_kevin_raye
  44. ^ http://www.kjonline.com/news/Raye_announces_National_Rifle_Association_endorsement_.html
  45. ^ "Kevin Raye is most deserving of GOP votes in 2nd District". Bangordailynews.com. June 5, 2014. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  46. ^ Moretto, Mario (June 10, 2014). "Emily Cain wins Democrats’ 2nd District primary". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  47. ^ "GOP’s Bruce Poliquin wins 2nd Congressional District primary". Bangor Daily News. 2014-06-10. Retrieved 2014-06-11. 
  48. ^ "Emily Cain, Blaine Richardson take issue with Bruce Poliquin’s debate attendance policy". Bangordailynews.com. July 31, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  49. ^ "‘Fed up’ Richardson rejects Poliquin call to quit congressional campaign". Bangordailynews.com. August 29, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  50. ^ "OUR OPINION: Who do we endorse? Nobody — and here’s why". MaineToday Media/Kennebec Journal. August 31, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  51. ^ "Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine won’t endorse candidates in gubernatorial, federal races". Bangor Daily News. August 21, 2014. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 

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