Maine gubernatorial election, 1982

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Maine gubernatorial election, 1982
← 1978 November 2, 1982 1986 →
Nominee Joseph Brennan Charles R. Cragin
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 281,066 172,949
Percentage 61.91% 38.09%

County results
  Counties won by Brennan

Governor before election

Joseph Brennan

Elected Governor

Joseph Brennan

The 1982 Maine gubernatorial election took place on November 2, 1982. Incumbent Democratic Governor Joseph Brennan defeated Republican challenger Charles R. Cragin. Brennan defeated Cragin, winning his re-election by the largest number of votes in the state's history, and the highest percent margin in more than thirty years. The 281,066 votes received by Brennan represented the single highest vote total for Governor in Maine history, until the re-election of Governor Paul LePage in 2014.[1]


1982 Gubernatorial Election, Maine[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joseph Brennan (Incumbent) 281,066 61.91% -
Republican Charles R. Cragin 172,949 38.09% -
Majority 108,117 23.81%