Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Maine's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Bruce Poliquin Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Mike Michaud Democratic Party
Michael Michaud.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Lean D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Likely D[3]

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.

Maine is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[4][5][6]

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. [7]

Maine's 2nd Congressional District encompasses the entire northern portion of the state north of the Portland and Augusta.[8]


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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

District history


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"


On November 2, 2010, Michaud won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Jason J. Levesque (R) in the general election.[28]

U.S. House of Representatives, Maine's 2nd Congressional District, 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


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed August 7, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 7, 2014
  3. Fairvote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed August 7, 2014
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. Bangor Daily News, "Cain's in, Fredette's out of 2014 2nd District congressional race," Accessed June 24, 2014.
  8. Maine Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  9. Bangor Daily News, "Sangerville veteran files paperwork to run for Congress as Democrat in Maine’s 2nd District," accessed August 19, 2013
  10. Online Sentinel, "Poliquin will seek to follow Michaud," accessed August 27, 2013
  11. Bangor Daily News, "With Michaud out of running, Raye announces possible bid for Congress," accessed August 19, 2013
  12. KJ Online, "Raye joining Republican fray for Michaud's seat," accessed September 2, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Bangor Daily News, "Cain’s in, Fredette’s out of 2014 2nd District congressional race," accessed June 24, 2013
  15. Bangor Daily News, "Aroostook County’s Sen. Troy Jackson announces run for congressional seat," accessed August 19, 2013
  16. Press Herald, "Blaine Richardson to run in Maine's 2nd District as independent," accessed January 21, 2014
  17. Bangor Daily News, "Republican Blaine Richardson makes second run for Congress official; raised no money in most recent reporting period," accessed August 19, 2013
  18. WABI, "Independent Candidate On 2nd District Ballot," accessed June 3, 2014
  19. Press Herald, "Joseph Baldacci says he won’t run for Congress," accessed January 2, 2013
  20. Kennebec Journal, "Election 2014: 2nd District campaign takes shape," accessed December 2, 2013
  21. 21.0 21.1 Bangor Daily News, "Richard Rosen to join growing field of Republicans seeking Maine congressional seat," accessed September 4, 2013
  22. Roll Call, "Maine Republican Won’t Seek Competitive House Contest," accessed December 2, 2013
  23. Bangor Daily News, "Tardy making serious moves toward running for Congress," accessed August 19, 2013
  24. Online Sentinel, "Smith drops out of 2nd CD race," accessed March 17, 2014
  25. Seacoast Online, "2 in Maine announce plans to run for U.S. Congress," accessed August 19, 2013
  26. Bangor Daily News, "GOP leader Alexander Willette, 24, says he is a candidate for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District," accessed August 19, 2013
  27. Daily Caller, "UPDATE: Maine Congressional withdraws from race," accessed August 29, 2013
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed November 29, 2011