Maine gubernatorial election, 1998
Results by county
The 1998 Maine gubernatorial election took place on November 3, 1998. Independent Governor Angus King sought a second and final term as governor. King faced off against former United States Congressman James B. Longley, Jr., the Republican nominee; attorney Thomas J. Connolly, the Democratic nominee; and several other independent candidates.
1998 was the first and, to date, the last Maine gubernatorial election since 1982 in which the winning candidate received greater than 50% of the vote.
- Thomas J. Connolly, attorney
- Joseph Ricci, racetrack owner
|Democratic||Thomas J. Connolly||36,954||81.72|
- Henry L. Joy, State Representative
- James B. Longley, Jr., former U.S. Representative and son of former Governor James B. Longley, Sr.
- Leo G. Martin
|Republican||James B. Longley, Jr.||38,192||66.04|
|Republican||Henry L. Joy||11,411||19.73|
|Republican||Leo G. Martin||8,229||14.23|
|Independent||Angus King (Incumbent)||246,772||58.61%||+23.25%|
|Republican||James B. Longley, Jr.||79,716||18.93%||-4.14%|
|Democratic||Thomas J. Connolly||50,506||12.00%||-21.83%|
|Constitution||William P. Clarke, Jr.||15,293||3.63%|