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  |Profile picture = Kevin Raye.jpg
 
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  |Position = Maine State Senate District 29
 
  |Position = Maine State Senate District 29
  |Status = Incumbent
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  |Status = Former Member
|Current candidacy = [[Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|U.S. House]]
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  |Tenure = 2004-2012
|Current candidacy primary date = June 12, 2012
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  |Term ends =  
|Current candidacy election date = November 6, 2012
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  |Assumed office =  
  |Tenure = 2004-Present
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  |Political party = Republican
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|December 1, 2012]]
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  |Assumed office = 2004
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  |Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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  |Leadership = President, Maine State Senate
 
  |Leadership = President, Maine State Senate
  |Years leadership = 2011-present
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  |Base salary = $13,852/year (1st session), $10,082/year (2nd)
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  |Per diem = $70/day
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  |Last election = [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |Last election = [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |First elected = 2004
 
  |First elected = 2004
 
  |Term limits = Four consecutive terms
 
  |Term limits = Four consecutive terms
  |Next election = [[Maine State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |High school = Shead High School, 1979
 
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  |Bachelor's = Bates College, 1983  
 
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  |Religion = United Methodist
 
  |Religion = United Methodist
 
  |Office website = http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/bio29s.htm
 
  |Office website = http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/bio29s.htm
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  |Campaign website = http://www.rayeforcongress.com/
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Kevin Raye''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Maine State Senate]].  Raye was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004 and was re-elected in November of 2008, and again in 2010.  Raye currently serves as the [[President of the Senate]].
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Raye graduated with his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Bates College in 1983.  In addition to being a Senator, Raye is a business owner.
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'''Kevin Raye''' is a former [[Republican]] member of the [[Maine State Senate]], representing District 29 from 2004 to 2012, serving as [[President of the Senate]] from 2011-2012. Raye was a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|the 2nd Congressional District]] of [[Maine]]. Raye defeated [[Blaine Richardson]] 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>
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Raye lost to Democratic incumbent [[Mike Michaud]] on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Maine"]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Education:<ref name="facebook">[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kevin-Raye-for-Congress/303736943004340#!/pages/Kevin-Raye-for-Congress/303736943004340?sk=info ''Kevin Raye for Congress'' "Info" Accessed March 17, 2012]</ref>
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*1979: Shead High School
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*1983: Bates College, Bachelor's degree in Political Science
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==Career==
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In addition to being a Senator, Raye is a business owner.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Raye has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Raye served on these committees:
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
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*Legislative Council
 
*Legislative Council
  
==District 29==
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==Issues==
Raye represents Maine Senate District 29. District 29 includes a portion of Hancock County<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/ "Maine Senate" Senator Listing by County]</ref>.
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/02/mitt-romney-announces-support-additional-maine-elected-officials-and-leaders ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Maine Elected Officials and Leaders," February 6, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
[[File:Kevin Raye logo.jpg|thumb|250px|Kevin Raye for Senate campaign logo.]]   
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Raye did not run for re-election [[Maine State Senate elections, 2012|to the state senate in 2012]]. Instead, he ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Maine, 2012|Maine's]] [[Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd District]]. Raye won the nomination on the Republican ticket. Raye defeated [[Blaine Richardson]] is the Republican primary.<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> Incumbent [[Mike Michaud]] ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run was March 15, 2012. The primary elections were held on June 12, 2012.<ref>[http://www.thestateofmaine.org/maine-senate-president-kevin-raye-announces-congressional-bid/ ''The State of Maine'' "Maine Senate President Kevin Raye announces Congressional bid," January 5, 2012]</ref>
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====Race Background for 2012====
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Incumbent [[Mike Michaud]] first defeated [[Kevin Raye]] in the 2002 election for [[Maine's 2nd congressional district]]. He won by only four percent of the vote.  Since then, Raye has served as a state senator for eight years, during which he was the senate president for two years.  Michaud admits that this makes his opponent more competitive, but cites his own eight year incumbency in the 2nd district's house seat as giving him the edge.<ref>[http://www.boston.com/news/local/maine/2012/09/23/maine-district-race-features-rematch/HzIXVDn8brlixh0HUuu3UM/story.html www.Boston.com ''Maine's 2nd District race features rematch'']</ref>
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====Media====
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A complete list of videos featuring Raye's policy positions are available at his campaign website.<ref>[http://www.rayeforcongress.com/page.php?content_id=videos/issues Kevin Raye's Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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|{{#ev:youtube|kJfMQpM2X0g|300}}<br><span style="font-size:80%">Kevin Raye, "Kevin Raye discusses debt & spending"<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kJfMQpM2X0g ''YouTube channel'']</ref></span>
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Kevin Raye released this official campaign ad on September 25, 2012.<ref>[http://www.rayeforcongress.com/page.php?content_id=news/news_9-25-2012 Kevin Raye's Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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|{{#ev:youtube|wnB4SVHPiQ4|300}}<br><span style="font-size:80%">Kevin Raye, "Fighting For Maine Jobs "<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnB4SVHPiQ4&feature=player_embedded ''YouTube channel'']</ref></span>
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====Polls====
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{{Poll
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|Title=Mike Michaud vs. Kevin Raye
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|Poll1=[http://mprc.me/research/0912can12_results_part2.pdf (September 15-17, 2012)]
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|Response1=[[Mike Michaud]]
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|Response2=[[Kevin Raye]]
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|Response3=Undecided
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|Numberpolled1= 410
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|Margin of error1 =3.35
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|Response1Poll1% = 55.9
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|Response2Poll1% = 37.4
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|Response3Poll1% = 6.7
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}}
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====Endorsements====
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Raye was endorsed by BIPAC (Business and Industry Political Action Committee) on September 26, 2012. BIPAC is a non-partisian group that assists in "identifying and electing pro-prosperity candidates."<ref>[http://www.rayeforcongress.com/page.php?content_id=news/news_9-26-2012 Kevin Raye's Official Campaign Website]</ref>
  
Raye is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Maine, 2012|Maine's]] [[Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd District]]. Raye is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run is March 15, 2012. The primary elections will be held on June 12, 2012.<ref>[http://www.thestateofmaine.org/maine-senate-president-kevin-raye-announces-congressional-bid/ ''The State of Maine'' "Maine Senate President Kevin Raye announces Congressional bid," January 5, 2012]</ref>
 
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010]]''
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===2012===
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[[File:Kevin_Raye-2012_donor_breakdown.png|thumb|right|375px|Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.]]
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Raye lost the [[United States House of Representatives]] election in 2012. During that election cycle, Raye's campaign committee raised a total of $677,738 and spent $688,484.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=ME02&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' " 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 2013]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = N
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|Chamber = United States House of Representatives
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|party = Republican
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|total raised =  $677,738
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|total spent = $688,484
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|opponent raised =  $1,222,006
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|opponent spent =  $1,199,775
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|org1 = Freedom Project
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|org2 = Mardens
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|org3 = Raye's Mustard
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|org4 = Richard Carrier Trucking
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|org5 = Darlings
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|orgdonor1 = $10,000
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|orgdonor2 = $8,500
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|orgdonor3 = $8,468
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|orgdonor4 = $8,250
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|orgdonor5 = $7,750
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|ind1 = Health Professionals
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|ind2 = Transportation Unions
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|ind3 = Public Sector Unions
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|ind4 = Industrial Unions
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|ind5 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|inddonor1 = $82,425
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|inddonor2 = $77,500
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|inddonor3 = $62,000
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|inddonor4 = $59,500
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|inddonor5 = $52,075
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|}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
In 2010, Kevin Raye collected $11,680 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=120095 2010 contributors to Kevin Raye]</ref>
 
In 2010, Kevin Raye collected $11,680 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=120095 2010 contributors to Kevin Raye]</ref>
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==Recent news==
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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*[http://twitter.com/senkevinraye Senator Raye's twitter]
 
*[http://twitter.com/senkevinraye Senator Raye's twitter]
 
*[http://www.statesurge.com/members/kevin-l-raye-maine-213013 State Surge profile - legislative and voting track record]
 
*[http://www.statesurge.com/members/kevin-l-raye-maine-213013 State Surge profile - legislative and voting track record]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kevin-Raye-for-Congress/303736943004340 Kevin Raye for Congress Facebook Page]
  
 
==References==
 
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Kevin Raye
Kevin Raye.jpg
Maine State Senate District 29
Former Member
In office
2004-2012
PartyRepublican
Leadership
President, Maine State Senate
2011-2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Education
High schoolShead High School, 1979
Bachelor'sBates College, 1983
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 7, 1961
Place of birthEastport, ME
ProfessionOwner, Down East Strategies
ReligionUnited Methodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Kevin Raye campaign logo
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Kevin Raye is a former Republican member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 29 from 2004 to 2012, serving as President of the Senate from 2011-2012. Raye was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 2nd Congressional District of Maine. Raye defeated Blaine Richardson in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.[1]

Raye lost to Democratic incumbent Mike Michaud on November 6, 2012.[2]

Biography

Education:[3]

  • 1979: Shead High School
  • 1983: Bates College, Bachelor's degree in Political Science

Career

In addition to being a Senator, Raye is a business owner.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Raye served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Raye served on these committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Kevin Raye endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Elections

2012

See also: Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Raye did not run for re-election to the state senate in 2012. Instead, he ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Maine's 2nd District. Raye won the nomination on the Republican ticket. Raye defeated Blaine Richardson is the Republican primary.[5] Incumbent Mike Michaud ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was March 15, 2012. The primary elections were held on June 12, 2012.[6]

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"

Race Background for 2012

Incumbent Mike Michaud first defeated Kevin Raye in the 2002 election for Maine's 2nd congressional district. He won by only four percent of the vote. Since then, Raye has served as a state senator for eight years, during which he was the senate president for two years. Michaud admits that this makes his opponent more competitive, but cites his own eight year incumbency in the 2nd district's house seat as giving him the edge.[7]

Media

A complete list of videos featuring Raye's policy positions are available at his campaign website.[8]


Kevin Raye, "Kevin Raye discusses debt & spending"[9]

Kevin Raye released this official campaign ad on September 25, 2012.[10]


Kevin Raye, "Fighting For Maine Jobs "[11]

Polls

Mike Michaud vs. Kevin Raye
Poll Mike Michaud Kevin RayeUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
(September 15-17, 2012)
55.9%37.4%6.7%+/-3.35410
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Endorsements

Raye was endorsed by BIPAC (Business and Industry Political Action Committee) on September 26, 2012. BIPAC is a non-partisian group that assists in "identifying and electing pro-prosperity candidates."[12]

2010

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Raye won re-election to the 29th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. F. James Whalen ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[13]

Maine State Senate, District 29
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Raye (R) 9,927 69%
F. James Whalen (R) 3,967 28%
Blank 496 3%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Raye ran for District 29 of the Maine State Senate, beating Karen Johnson and Dana Kadey. [14]

Raye raised $19,354 for his campaign.[15]

Maine State Senate, District 29
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Raye (R) 11,418
Karen Johnson (D) 6,388
Dana Kadey (I) 1,449

Campaign donors

2012

Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.

Raye lost the United States House of Representatives election in 2012. During that election cycle, Raye's campaign committee raised a total of $677,738 and spent $688,484.[16]

2010

In 2010, Kevin Raye collected $11,680 in donations. [17]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Maine Association Of Realtors $600
Looks Gourmet Food Co Inc $350
Bangor Historic Track $350
National Rifle Association $350

2008

In 2008 Kevin Raye collected $19,354 in donations. [18]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Maine Distributors $500
Jasper Wyman & Son $500
Eldon L Morrison $500
Snowe for Senate $500

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Personal

Dennis is married to Karen Raye and reside in Perry, Maine.

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Preceded by
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Maine Senate District 29
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David Burns (R)