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{{bluedot}} <u>'''Democratic'''</u>
:* [[Chellie Pingree]]: ''Incumbent''
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:* [[Jonathan Courtney]]: ''Current [[Maine State Senate]] majority leader''
:* [[Patrick Calder]]: Merchant marine <ref name="ref">[http://bangordailynews.com/2012/03/02/politics/with-michaud-and-raye-out-of-running-for-senate-races-start-to-take-shape/ ''Bangor Daily News'' "Five Republicans join Senate race; Michaud, Raye stick to House race" Accessed March 3, 2012]</ref><ref name="bangor">[http://pinetreepolitics.bangordailynews.com/2011/06/30/the-next-david-to-pingrees-goliath/ ''Bangor Daily News'' "The Next David To Pingree's Goliath" Accessed March 2, 2012]</ref>
:'''Note:''' [[Barry Hobbins]], [[David Costa]], [[Wellington Lyons]], [[David Lamoine]], [[Richard Snow]], [[Mark Gartley]], and [[John Vedral]] expressed an intention to run in the [[Maine's 1st congressional district|1st district]] but failed to file prior to the [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|filing deadline]] of March 15, 2012.
==Impact of redistricting==
==Impact of redistricting==
::''See also: [[Redistricting in Maine]]''
::''See also: [[Redistricting in Maine]]''

Revision as of 13:05, 24 May 2012



Maine's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 12, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Chellie Pingree Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Chellie Pingree Democratic Party
Chellie Pingree.jpg

Maine U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2

2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st congressional district of Maine will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was March 15, 2012. The primary elections will be held on June 12, 2012.

Maine's 1st congressional district encompasses Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and York counties. Additionally, the district includes most of Kennebec county.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Chellie Pingree (D), who was first elected in 2008.


General election candidates

Democratic Party Chellie PingreeGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jonathan Courtney

June 12, 2012,, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican

Note: Barry Hobbins, David Costa, Wellington Lyons, David Lamoine, Richard Snow, Mark Gartley, and John Vedral expressed an intention to run in the 1st District but failed to file prior to the filing deadline of March 15, 2012.

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Maine
The approved Congressional map makes little structural changes to the two districts.

District history


On November 2, 2010, Pingree won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. She defeated Dean Peter Scontras (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House of Representatives, Maine's 1st Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChellie Pingree Incumbent 56.8% 169,114
     Republican Dean Peter Scontras 43.2% 128,501
     Independent Write-In 0% 42
Total Votes 297,657

See also

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