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==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 21:11, 16 January 2014

2012

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Maine's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Mike Michaud Democratic Party
Michael Michaud.jpg

Maine U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd Congressional District of Maine will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 17, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Maine has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Maine elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Mike Michaud, who was first elected in 2002.

Maine's 2nd Congressional District encompasses the entire northern portion of the state north of the Portland and Augusta.[1]

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.
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

Race background

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, Emily Cain, a member of the Maine State Senate announced that she would be running in the 2014 Democratic primary. [21]

Endorsements

Bruce Poliquin

At the end of September 2013 FreedomWorks announced its endorsement for Bruce Poliquin.[22][23]

Matt Kibbe, President of FreedomWorks, stated in the endorsement, “Bruce Poliquin, a successful businessman and proven conservative leader, is just the kind of man we need in Congress. With an education in economics and more than 30 years in the financial industry, his insights into how to fix a failing economy will be an asset from day one. Poliquin has a track record of putting his common sense fiscal principles to work. As State Treasurer for Maine, he took on the debt-ridden pension system that was wasting money and hurting its pensioners and turned it around. He saved the state 1.7 billion dollars and put the system on solid footing. Results matter and Bruce Poliquin is a leader that can deliver, and has delivered. The voters have an easy choice. Bruce Poliquin is the only candidate in this race who will lead the charge and help fix our fiscal house in Washington, D.C.”[23]

Emily Cain

On October 9, 2013, EMILY'S List announced its support for state senator Emily Cain.[24]

“Emily has defended women’s access to healthcare, fought to increase opportunities in education, and spearheaded ethics reforms in Augusta, and the EMILY’s List community — now more than two million members strong — is thrilled to help her become the first Democratic woman elected to Maine’s 2nd Congressional District,” EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock said in a news release.[24]

Polls

Republican primary

Republican primary
Poll Kevin Raye Bruce PoliquinRichard RosenBlaine RichardsonMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Opinion Strategies
November 4-5, 2013
42%18%5%3%+/-5.57310
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

General election

Potential general election match-up
Poll Kevin Raye Emily CainMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Opinion Strategies
November 4-5, 2013
45%31%+/-4.9400
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


Potential general election match-up
Poll Kevin Raye Troy JacksonMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Opinion Strategies
November 4-5, 2013
45%30%+/-4.9400
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


Potential general election match-up
Poll Bruce Poliquin Troy JacksonMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Opinion Strategies
November 4-5, 2013
33%38%+/-4.9400
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



Potential general election match-up
Poll Bruce Poliquin Emily CainMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Opinion Strategies
November 4-5, 2013
34%37%+/-4.9400
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

Campaign contributions

Five Maine congressional candidates raised more than $400,000 combined from July 2013 through September 2013.[25]

In quarterly finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission in October 2013, Democratic state Sen. Emily Cain reported raising more than $75,000 for the quarter, while fellow Democratic state Sen. Troy Jackson raised nearly $72,000. Alden Smith had not filed by October 22, 2013.[25]

On the Republican side, former state Sen. Kevin Raye raised $90,000, and former Navy officer Blaine Richardson raised a little over $1,000. Former state treasurer Bruce Poliquin said he would file a report on October 22, 2013, showing he raised $221,000.[25]

Kevin Raye

Kevin Raye (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[26]April 15, 20123$0.00$0.00$(0.00)$0.00
July Quarterly[27]July 15, 2013$0.00$0.00$(0.00)$0.00
October Quarterly[28]October 15, 2013$0.00$90,025.00$(4,675.39)$85,349.61
Year End[29]January 31, 2014$86,139$102,604$(33,618)$155,124
April Quarterly[30]April 15, 2014$155,124$82,184$(35,002)$202,306
Running totals
$274,813$(73,295.39)

Bruce Poliquin

Bruce Poliquin (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[31]April 15, 2013$1,378.23$0.00$(196.97)$1,181.26
July Quarterly[32]July 15, 2013$1,181.26$0.00$(0.00)$1,181.26
October Quarterly[33]October 15, 2013$0.00$223,123.12$(1,806.86)$221,316.26
Year End[34]January 31, 2014$221,316$147,806$(69,006)$300,116
April Quarterly[35]April 15, 2014$300,116$121,780$(80,996)$340,900
Running totals
$492,709.12$(152,005.83)

Blaine Richardson

Blaine Richardson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[36]April 15, 2013$0.00$1,150.00$(1,150.00)$0.00
July Quarterly[37]July 15, 2013$0.00$0.00$(0.00)$0.00
October Quarterly[38]October 18, 2013$0.00$1,962.48$(1,206.70)$755.78
Year End[39]January 31, 2014$755$1,101$(1,397)$459
Running totals
$4,213.48$(3,753.7)

Troy Jackson

Troy Jackson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[40]October 15, 2013$0.00$71,558.00$(26,135.85)$45,422.15
Year-End[41]January 31, 2014$45,422$66,399$(62,112)$49,708
April Quarterly[42]April 15, 2014$49,708$103,084$(81,893)$70,899
Running totals
$241,041$(170,140.85)

Alden Smith

Alden Smith (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[43]July 15, 2013$0.00$10,120.00$(7,739.13)$2,380.87
October Quarterly[44]October 15, 2013$8,321.00$8,054.53$(8,054.87)$8,320.66
Year-End[45]January 31, 2014$8,320$63,518$(12,811)$50,727
Running totals
$81,692.53$(28,605)

Emily Cain

Emily Cain (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[46]July 15, 2013$0.00$67,650.00$(3,275.00)$64,375.00
October Quarterly[47]October 15, 2013$64,375.00$75,561.18$(42,928.02)$97,008.16
Year-End[48]January 31, 2014$97,008$157,971$(85,729)$169,249
April Quarterly[49]April 15, 2014$169,249$191,219$(142,397)$218,071
Running totals
$492,401.18$(274,329.02)

District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Mike Michaud (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kevin Raye in the general election.

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.[50]

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

See also

External links

References

  1. Maine Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  2. Bangor Daily News, "Sangerville veteran files paperwork to run for Congress as Democrat in Maine’s 2nd District," accessed August 19, 2013
  3. Online Sentinel, "Poliquin will seek to follow Michaud," accessed August 27, 2013
  4. Bangor Daily News, "With Michaud out of running, Raye announces possible bid for Congress," accessed August 19, 2013
  5. KJ Online, "Raye joining Republican fray for Michaud's seat," accessed September 2, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Bangor Daily News, "Cain’s in, Fredette’s out of 2014 2nd District congressional race," accessed June 24, 2013
  8. Bangor Daily News, "Aroostook County’s Sen. Troy Jackson announces run for congressional seat," accessed August 19, 2013
  9. Press Herald, "Blaine Richardson to run in Maine's 2nd District as independent," accessed January 21, 2014
  10. Bangor Daily News, "Republican Blaine Richardson makes second run for Congress official; raised no money in most recent reporting period," accessed August 19, 2013
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  12. Press Herald, "Joseph Baldacci says he won’t run for Congress," accessed January 2, 2013
  13. Kennebec Journal, "Election 2014: 2nd District campaign takes shape," accessed December 2, 2013
  14. 14.0 14.1 Bangor Daily News, "Richard Rosen to join growing field of Republicans seeking Maine congressional seat," accessed September 4, 2013
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  16. Bangor Daily News, "Tardy making serious moves toward running for Congress," accessed August 19, 2013
  17. Online Sentinel, "Smith drops out of 2nd CD race," accessed March 17, 2014
  18. Seacoast Online, "2 in Maine announce plans to run for U.S. Congress," accessed August 19, 2013
  19. Bangor Daily News, "GOP leader Alexander Willette, 24, says he is a candidate for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District," accessed August 19, 2013
  20. Daily Caller, "UPDATE: Maine Congressional withdraws from race," accessed August 29, 2013
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  23. 23.0 23.1 As Maine Goes, "FreedomWorks Endorses Poliquin," accessed October 1, 2013
  24. 24.0 24.1 Roll Call, "EMILY’s List Backs Two More House Candidates," accessed October 10, 2013
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