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Filing deadline report: Maine gubernatorial race draws 5 challengers

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March 18, 2014


By Kristen Mathews

Augusta, Maine: Only one state executive position is up for election in 2014 in the state of Maine. Five candidates have filed to challenge Incumbent Paul LePage for election to the office of Governor.

LePage ran for a second term as governor.[1][2] The often divisive Republican is widely considered one of the most vulnerable gubernatorial incumbents facing re-election next year. Sources ranging from Governing, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball, The Washington Post and Daily Kos have repeatedly rated the 2014 Maine governor's race as a tossup.[3][4][5][6]


General election

Republican Party Paul LePage - IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png[7][8]
Democratic Party Mike Michaud - U.S. House Rep.[2][9]
Independent Eliot Cutler - Former congressional aide and 2010 Independent candidate for governor[8][10][11]


Independent Lee Schultheis - Retired finance executive[12]

Failed to qualify

Independent Adam Eldridge - Project Engineer[13]
Independent David Slagger, Maine Green Independent Party - Ex-Maliseet Tribal Rep. to the state legislature and 2012 state house candidate[14]

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