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  |Project             = Congress
  |Name = Kevin Raye
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  |Name                 = Kevin Raye
  |Profile picture = Kevin Raye.jpg
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  |Profile picture     = Kevin Raye.jpg
  |Position = Maine State Senate District 29
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  |Position             = U.S. House, Maine, District 2
|Status = Incumbent
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  |Status              = Candidate
|Current candidacy = [[Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|U.S. House]]
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  |Political party = Republican
|Current candidacy primary date = June 12, 2012
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|Current candidacy election date = November 6, 2012
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|Tenure = 2004-Present
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|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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  |Leadership = President, Maine State Senate
 
  |Leadership = President, Maine State Senate
  |Years leadership = 2011-present
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  |Per diem = $70/day
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  |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
 
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  |Next election = [[Maine State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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'''Kevin Raye''' was a 2014 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|the 2nd Congressional District]] of [[Maine]].<ref name="run">[http://www.kjonline.com/news/Kevin-Raye-says-hes-running-for-2nd-Congressional-District.html ''KJ Online,'' "Raye joining Republican fray for Michaud's seat," accessed September 2, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/Kevin-Raye-says-hes-running-for-2nd-Congressional-District.html ''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]</ref> He was defeated by [[Bruce Poliquin]] in the [[Republican]] primary on June 10, 2014.<ref name="defeat">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/ME_US_House_0610.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "June 10 Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014]</ref>
  
'''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]]. Raye was a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate seeking 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 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]] to represent [[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>
  
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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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>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==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>
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
 
*1979: Shead High School
 
*1983: Bates College, Bachelor's degree in Political Science
 
*1983: Bates College, Bachelor's degree in Political Science
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==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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===Presidential preference===
 
===Presidential preference===
 
{{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>
 
{{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>
 
==District 29==
 
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>.
 
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Raye ran 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"/> He was defeated by [[Bruce Poliquin]] in the [[Republican]] primary on June 10, 2014.<ref name="defeat"/>
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The National Republican Congressional Committee added Raye to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013.  According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/house-republicans-name-36-recruits-to-on-the-radar/ ''Roll Call'', "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’" accessed November 21, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.gopyoungguns.com/ ''NRCC Young Guns'', "List," accessed March 20, 2014]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
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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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]] to represent [[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://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/prior12-13.htm#june ''Maine Elections Division'', "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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|Chamber=  U.S House, Maine District 2
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|winner1 =Kevin Raye
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|votes1 = 18703
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|votes2 = 12465
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====Race Background====
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====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.<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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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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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Maine State Senate elections, 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 [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/prior10-11.htm#nov2010 Maine Official Election Results]</ref>
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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 [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/prior10-11.htm#nov2010 ''Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions'', "Official 2010 Election Results," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
On November 4, 2008, Raye ran for District 29 of the [[Maine State Senate]], beating Karen Johnson and Dana Kadey. <ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2008/tabs-can-ss-11-08.html ''Maine State Senate official election results for 2008'']</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Raye ran for District 29 of the [[Maine State Senate]], beating Karen Johnson and Dana Kadey.<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2008/tabs-can-sr-101-151-11-08.html ''Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions'', "Official 2008 State House Election Results," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
Raye raised $19,354 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=99157 ''Follow the Money's report on Raye's 2008 campaign contributions'']</ref>
 
Raye raised $19,354 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=99157 ''Follow the Money's report on Raye's 2008 campaign contributions'']</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the 2014 elections season. Below are Raye's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00519231 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Kevin Raye 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 11, 2013]</ref>
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{{Kevin Raye 2014 FEC}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are Kevin Raye's reports.
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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.]]
{{Campaign finance reports
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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>
|Name = Kevin Raye (2012)<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H2ME02071 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Kevin Raye Summary Report," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/083/12971257083/12971257083.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "April Quarterly," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Maine District 2
|Date 1 = May 31, 2012  
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|party = Republican
|Beginning Balance 1 = 0.00
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|total raised = $677,738
|Total Contributions 1 = 152476.13
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|total spent = $688,484
|Expenditures 1= 36576.11
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|opponent raised = $1,222,006
|Cash on Hand 1 = 115900.02
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|opponent spent = $1,199,775
|Report 2 =Pre-Primary<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/320/12951934320/12951934320.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Pre-Primary," Accessed November 2, 2012]</ref>
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|org1 = Freedom Project
|Date 2 =May 31, 2012
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|org2 = Mardens
|Beginning Balance 2 =115900.02
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|org3 = Raye's Mustard
|Total Contributions 2 =35977.21
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|org4 = Richard Carrier Trucking
|Expenditures 2=29710.61
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|org5 = Darlings
|Cash on Hand 2 =122166.62
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|orgdonor1 = $10,000
|Report 3 = July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/814/12952477814/12952477814.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "July Quarterly," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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|orgdonor2 = $8,500
|Date 3 = July 15, 2012
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|orgdonor3 = $8,468
|Beginning Balance 3 = 122166.62
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|orgdonor4 = $8,250
|Total Contributions 3 = 165017.54
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|orgdonor5 = $7,750
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|ind1 = Health Professionals
|Cash on Hand 3 = 242341.52
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|ind2 = Transportation Unions
|Report 4 =October Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/808/12972655808/12972655808.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "October Quarterly," Accessed November 2, 2012]</ref>
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|ind3 = Public Sector Unions
|Date 4 =October 15, 2012
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|ind4 = Industrial Unions
|Beginning Balance 4 =242341.00
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|ind5 = Lawyers/Law Firms
|Total Contributions 4 =205617.17
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|inddonor1 = $82,425
|Expenditures 4=331847.08
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|inddonor2 = $77,500
|Cash on Hand 4 =116111.09
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|inddonor3 = $62,000
|Report 5 =Pre-General<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/353/12961211353/12961211353.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Pre-General," Accessed November 2, 2012]</ref>
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|inddonor4 = $59,500
|Date 5 =October 25, 2012
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|inddonor5 = $52,075
|Beginning Balance 5 =116111.09
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|Total Contributions 5 =20390.84
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|Expenditures 5=110919.98
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|Cash on Hand 5 =25581.95
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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>
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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>
  
 
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:  
 
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:  
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===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008 Kevin Raye collected $19,354 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=99157 2008 contributors to Kevin Raye]</ref>
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In 2008 Kevin Raye collected $19,354 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=99157 2008 contributors to Kevin Raye]</ref>
  
 
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:  
 
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:  
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Kevin + Raye + Maine + Senate'''
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Kevin + Raye + Maine + Senate'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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*[http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/senators/bios/bio29s.htm Official Maine State Senate website]
 
*[http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/senators/bios/bio29s.htm Official Maine State Senate website]
 
*[http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate_gop/_senators/senator.php?senator=raye Maine Senate Republicans profile]
 
*[http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate_gop/_senators/senator.php?senator=raye Maine Senate Republicans profile]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=36606 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=36606 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=99157 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=85965 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=64615 2004]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=99157 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=85965 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=64615 2004]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Senator-Kevin-Raye/125084167503259?ref=mf Senator Raye's facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Senator-Kevin-Raye/125084167503259?ref=mf Senator Raye's facebook]
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Kevin Raye
Kevin Raye.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Maine, District 2
PartyRepublican
Leadership
President, Maine State Senate
2011-2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionJune 10, 2014
First elected2004
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Maine State Senate, District 29
2004-2012
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 was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Maine.[1][2] He was defeated by Bruce Poliquin in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014.[3]

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 to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Maine. Raye defeated Blaine Richardson in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.[4]

Raye lost to Democratic incumbent Mike Michaud on November 6, 2012.[5]

Biography

Education:[6]

  • 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. [7]

Elections

2014

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

Raye ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Maine's 2nd District.[1] He was defeated by Bruce Poliquin in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014.[3]

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Raye to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[8][9]

U.S. House, Maine District 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Poliquin 56.8% 19,736
Kevin Raye 43.2% 14,987
Total Votes 34,723
Source: Maine.gov

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 to represent Maine's 2nd District. Raye won the nomination on the Republican ticket. Raye defeated Blaine Richardson is the Republican primary.[10] 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.[11]

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"
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

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.[12]

Media

A complete list of videos featuring Raye's policy positions are available at his campaign website.[13]


Kevin Raye, "Kevin Raye discusses debt & spending"[14]

Kevin Raye released this official campaign ad on September 25, 2012.[15]


Kevin Raye, "Fighting For Maine Jobs "[16]

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."[17]

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.[18]

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.[19]

Raye raised $19,354 for his campaign.[20]

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

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 Raye's reports.[21]

Kevin Raye (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 20123$0.00$0.00$(0.00)$0.00
July Quarterly[23]July 15, 2013$0.00$0.00$(0.00)$0.00
October Quarterly[24]October 15, 2013$0.00$90,025.00$(4,675.39)$85,349.61
Year End[25]January 31, 2014$86,139$102,604$(33,618)$155,124
April Quarterly[26]April 15, 2014$155,124$82,184$(35,002)$202,306
Running totals
$274,813$(73,295.39)

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.[27]

2010

In 2010, Kevin Raye collected $11,680 in donations.[28]

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.[29]

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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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 KJ Online, "Raye joining Republican fray for Michaud's seat," accessed September 2, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press, "June 10 Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  4. Associated Press, "Election Results" accessed June 12, 2012
  5. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Maine"
  6. Kevin Raye for Congress, "Info" accessed March 17, 2012
  7. Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Maine Elected Officials and Leaders," February 6, 2012
  8. Roll Call, "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’" accessed November 21, 2013
  9. NRCC Young Guns, "List," accessed March 20, 2014
  10. Maine Elections Division, "Election Results" accessed June 12, 2012
  11. The State of Maine, "Maine Senate President Kevin Raye announces Congressional bid," January 5, 2012
  12. www.Boston.com Maine's 2nd District race features rematch
  13. Kevin Raye's Official Campaign Website
  14. YouTube channel
  15. Kevin Raye's Official Campaign Website
  16. YouTube channel
  17. Kevin Raye's Official Campaign Website
  18. Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, "Official 2010 Election Results," accessed February 18, 2014
  19. Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, "Official 2008 State House Election Results," accessed February 18, 2014
  20. Follow the Money's report on Raye's 2008 campaign contributions
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Kevin Raye 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 11, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 4, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 15, 2014
  27. Open Secrets, " 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 2013
  28. 2010 contributors to Kevin Raye
  29. 2008 contributors to Kevin Raye
Political offices
Preceded by
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Maine Senate District 29
2004–2012
Succeeded by
David C. Burns (R)