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Richardson announced on January 20, 2014, that he left the [[Republican]] Party to run as an [[Independent]].<ref name="switch">[http://www.pressherald.com/news/Blaine_Richardson_running_in_2nd_District_.html ''Press Herald,'' "Blaine Richardson to run in Maine's 2nd District as independent," accessed January 21, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/01/congressional-candidate-in-maine-drops-out-of-republican-primary-will-run-as-an-independent/ ''Ballot Access.org,'' "Congressional Candidate in Maine Drops Out of Republican Primary, Will Run as an Independent," accessed January 22, 2014]</ref>
 
Richardson announced on January 20, 2014, that he left the [[Republican]] Party to run as an [[Independent]].<ref name="switch">[http://www.pressherald.com/news/Blaine_Richardson_running_in_2nd_District_.html ''Press Herald,'' "Blaine Richardson to run in Maine's 2nd District as independent," accessed January 21, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/01/congressional-candidate-in-maine-drops-out-of-republican-primary-will-run-as-an-independent/ ''Ballot Access.org,'' "Congressional Candidate in Maine Drops Out of Republican Primary, Will Run as an Independent," accessed January 22, 2014]</ref>
  
He was a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012|the 2nd Congressional District]] of [[Maine]]. Richardson was defeated by [[Kevin Raye]] in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/ME_US_House_0612.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Election Results" Accessed June 12, 2012]</ref> He has announced intention to run again for the position in the 2014 election.<ref>[http://www.timesrecord.com/news/2013-04-08/Front_Page/Richardson_preps_another_run_for_Congress.html ''Timesrecord.com'' "Richardson preps another run for Congress" April 2013]</ref>
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He was a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012|the 2nd Congressional District]] of [[Maine]]. Richardson was defeated by [[Kevin Raye]] in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/ME_US_House_0612.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Election Results" Accessed June 12, 2012]</ref> He has announced intention to run again for the position in the 2014 election.<ref>[http://www.timesrecord.com/news/2013-04-08/Front_Page/Richardson_preps_another_run_for_Congress.html ''Timesrecord.com'', "Richardson preps another run for Congress" April 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Richardson {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Maine, 2014|Maine's]] [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|2nd District]].<ref name="run"/><ref>[http://www.timesrecord.com/news/2013-04-08/Front_Page/Richardson_preps_another_run_for_Congress.html ''Timesrecord.com'' "Richardson preps another run for Congress" April 2013]</ref> Richardson {{2014isseeking}} the Independent nomination in the primary. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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Richardson {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Maine, 2014|Maine's]] [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|2nd District]].<ref name="run"/><ref>[http://www.timesrecord.com/news/2013-04-08/Front_Page/Richardson_preps_another_run_for_Congress.html ''Timesrecord.com'', "Richardson preps another run for Congress" April 2013]</ref> Richardson {{2014isseeking}} the Independent nomination in the primary. {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
 
Richardson announced on January 20, 2014, that he left the [[Republican]] Party to run as an [[Independent]].<ref name="switch">[http://www.pressherald.com/news/Blaine_Richardson_running_in_2nd_District_.html ''Press Herald,'' "Blaine Richardson to run in Maine's 2nd District as independent," accessed January 21, 2014]</ref>
 
Richardson announced on January 20, 2014, that he left the [[Republican]] Party to run as an [[Independent]].<ref name="switch">[http://www.pressherald.com/news/Blaine_Richardson_running_in_2nd_District_.html ''Press Herald,'' "Blaine Richardson to run in Maine's 2nd District as independent," accessed January 21, 2014]</ref>

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Blaine Richardson
Blaine Richardson.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Maine, District 2
PartyIndependent
Education
Bachelor'sCollege of Charleston
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1974-1979, 2003
CitationsCaptain
Personal
ProfessionOwner, The B. Richardson Company, Construction Company
Websites
Campaign website
Blaine Richardson campaign logo
Blaine Richardson was a 2014 Independent candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Maine.[1]

Richardson announced on January 20, 2014, that he left the Republican Party to run as an Independent.[2][3]

He was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Maine. Richardson was defeated by Kevin Raye in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.[4] He has announced intention to run again for the position in the 2014 election.[5]

Biography

Education:[6]

  • College of Charleston, Bachelor of Science in Biology

Career

Military:[6]

  • 1974: Graduated from Naval flight program
  • 1974-1979: Aviator on active duty
  • 2003: Military Liaison Officer for MSC (Military Sealift Command) to the Commander, Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Illinois
  • 1980's - 1990's: Worked at family business, The Green Thumb, Rockport, Maine[6]
  • Code Enforcement in Rockport, Maine[6]
  • 2000: Moved to Belfast and started construction company – The B. Richardson Company[6]

Elections

2014

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

Richardson ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Maine's 2nd District.[1][7] Richardson sought the Independent nomination in the primary. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Richardson announced on January 20, 2014, that he left the Republican Party to run as an Independent.[2]

2012

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

Richardson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Maine's 2nd District. Richardson was defeated by Kevin Raye in the Republican primary.[8] Incumbent Mike Michaud ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

U.S House, Maine District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Raye 60% 18,703
Blaine Richardson 40% 12,465
Total Votes 31,168

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Richardson's reports.[9]

Blaine Richardson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$0.00$1,150.00$(1,150.00)$0.00
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2013$0.00$0.00$(0.00)$0.00
October Quarterly[12]October 18, 2013$0.00$1,962.48$(1,206.70)$755.78
Year End[13]January 31, 2014$755$1,101$(1,397)$459
Running totals
$4,213.48$(3,753.7)

Personal

Richardson is married to his wife, Laura.[14] He has two children from a former marriage – Kyle and Jana.[14]

External links

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