Maine's 2nd Congressional District

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Maine's 2nd Congressional District
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Current incumbentMike Michaud Democratic Party
Population660,042
Gender49.4% Male, 50.6% Female
Race95.5% White, 0.6% Black, 0.6% Asian, 1% Native American
Ethnicity1.1% Hispanic
Unemployment10.1%
Median household income$40,518
High school graduation rate89%
College graduation rate21.6%
Maine's 2nd Congressional District encompasses the entire northern portion of the state north of the Portland and Augusta.[1]

The current representative of the 2nd Congressional District is Mike Michaud (C).

Elections

2014

See also: Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

The 2nd Congressional District of Maine held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Maine District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Emily Cain 41.85% 117,588
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Poliquin 47.12% 132,407
     Independent Blaine Richardson 11.03% 30,979
Total Votes 280,974

In June 2013, Mike Michaud announced that he would be launching an exploratory committee in advance of a possible run for governor. On June 14, 2013, state Sen. Emily Cain announced that she would be running in the 2014 Democratic primary.[2]

General election candidates


June 10, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Declined to run

Withdrew prior to the primary

2012

See also: Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

The 2nd Congressional District of Maine held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Mike Michaud (D) won re-election. He defeated Kevin Raye (R) in the general election.[22]

U.S. House, Maine District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Michaud Incumbent 55.7% 191,456
     Republican Kevin Raye 40% 137,542
     N/A Blank Votes 4.3% 14,910
Total Votes 343,908
Source: Maine Secretary of State "Tabulations for Elections held in 2012"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Mike Michaud won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jason Levesque (R) in the general election.[23]

U.S. House, Maine District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Michaud incumbent 55.1% 147,042
     Republican Jason J. Levesque 44.9% 119,669
Total Votes 266,711

2008
On November 4, 2008, Mike Michaud won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Frary (R) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, Maine District 2 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Michaud 67.4% 226,274
     Republican John Frary 32.6% 109,268
Total Votes 335,542

2006
On November 7, 2006, Mike Michaud won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Laurence D'Amboise (R) in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, Maine District 2 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Michaud incumbent 70.5% 179,772
     Republican Laurence D'Amboise 29.5% 75,156
Total Votes 254,928

2004
On November 2, 2004, Mike Michaud won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Brian Hammel (R) and Carl Cooley (Socialist Equality) in the general election.[26]

U.S. House, Maine District 2 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Michaud incumbent 58% 199,303
     Republican Brian Hammel 39.5% 135,547
     Socialist Equality Carl Cooley 2.5% 8,586
Total Votes 343,436

2002
On November 5, 2002, Mike Michaud won election to the United States House. He defeated Kevin Raye (R) in the general election.[27]

U.S. House, Maine District 2 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Michaud 52% 116,868
     Republican Kevin Raye 48% 107,849
Total Votes 224,717

2000
On November 7, 2000, John E. Baldacci won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Richard H. Campbell (R) in the general election.[28]

U.S. House, Maine District 2 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn E. Baldacci incumbent 73.4% 219,783
     Republican Richard H. Campbell 26.6% 79,522
Total Votes 299,305

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 2nd Congressional District of Maine after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Maine

In 2011, the Maine State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

See also

External links

References

  1. Maine Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  2. Bangor Daily News, "Cain's in, Fredette's out of 2014 2nd District congressional race," accessed June 24, 2014
  3. Bangor Daily News, "Sangerville veteran files paperwork to run for Congress as Democrat in Maine’s 2nd District," accessed August 19, 2013
  4. Online Sentinel, "Poliquin will seek to follow Michaud," accessed August 27, 2013
  5. Bangor Daily News, "With Michaud out of running, Raye announces possible bid for Congress," accessed August 19, 2013
  6. KJ Online, "Raye joining Republican fray for Michaud's seat," accessed September 2, 2013
  7. Morning Sentinel, "Raye joining Republican fray for Michaud's seat, His legislative experience and fundraising ability make him a top contender, despite two prior losses in that district," accessed September 2, 2013
  8. Bangor Daily News, "Cain’s in, Fredette’s out of 2014 2nd District congressional race," accessed June 24, 2013
  9. Bangor Daily News, "Aroostook County’s Sen. Troy Jackson announces run for congressional seat," accessed August 19, 2013
  10. Press Herald, "Blaine Richardson to run in Maine's 2nd District as independent," accessed January 21, 2014
  11. Bangor Daily News, "Republican Blaine Richardson makes second run for Congress official; raised no money in most recent reporting period," accessed August 19, 2013
  12. WABI, "Independent Candidate On 2nd District Ballot," accessed June 3, 2014
  13. Press Herald, "Joseph Baldacci says he won’t run for Congress," accessed January 2, 2013
  14. Kennebec Journal, "Election 2014: 2nd District campaign takes shape," accessed December 2, 2013
  15. 15.0 15.1 Bangor Daily News, "Richard Rosen to join growing field of Republicans seeking Maine congressional seat," accessed September 4, 2013
  16. Roll Call, "Maine Republican Won’t Seek Competitive House Contest," accessed December 2, 2013
  17. Bangor Daily News, "Tardy making serious moves toward running for Congress," accessed August 19, 2013
  18. Online Sentinel, "Smith drops out of 2nd CD race," accessed March 17, 2014
  19. Seacoast Online, "2 in Maine announce plans to run for U.S. Congress," accessed August 19, 2013
  20. Bangor Daily News, "GOP leader Alexander Willette, 24, says he is a candidate for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District," accessed August 19, 2013
  21. Daily Caller, "UPDATE: Maine Congressional withdraws from race," accessed August 29, 2013
  22. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Maine"
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013