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{{Mesenate2010toc}}'''Elections for the office of Maine State Senate''' will be held in Maine on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 15 at 5 PM-ET for Party Candidates and June 1 by 5 PM-ET for others. The primary election day was on June 8, 2010.  
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{{Mesenate2010toc}}'''Elections for the office of Maine State Senate''' were held in Maine on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 15 at 5 PM-ET for Party Candidates and June 1 by 5 PM-ET for others. The primary election day was on June 8, 2010.  
  
 
Maine's state senators are elected to [[Length of terms of state senators|two-year terms]].  They are subject to [[term limits]] of no more than four consecutive two-year terms.
 
Maine's state senators are elected to [[Length of terms of state senators|two-year terms]].  They are subject to [[term limits]] of no more than four consecutive two-year terms.
  
Of the 35 districts, incumbents are running in 26 of them. In the remaining 9 districts, 4 incumbents are ineligible to run because of term limits.
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Of the 35 districts, incumbents ran in 26 of them. In the remaining 9 districts, 4 incumbents were ineligible to run because of term limits.
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As a result of the election, Democrats lost control of the [[Maine State Senate|Senate]].  Republicans now have a six seat majority.
  
 
: ''See also: [[Maine State Senate]]'' and ''[[State legislative elections, 2010]]''
 
: ''See also: [[Maine State Senate]]'' and ''[[State legislative elections, 2010]]''
 
==November 2 General Election Results==
 
==November 2 General Election Results==
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'''The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:'''
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{{List of election winners DPL|Chamber= State Senate|State = Maine|Year = 2010}}
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==Majority control==
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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Heading into the November 2 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the [[Maine State Senate]]:
 
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==Term limits==
 
==Term limits==
  
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The [[Maine State Senate]] has been a term-limited state senate since Maine voters approved [[Maine Term Limits, Question 1 (1993)|Question 1 in 1993]].  Under this law, state senators can serve no more than four consecutive 2-year terms.  The [[Maine State Legislature]] tried, unsuccessfully, in 2007 to get the state's voters to extend the number of years they could consecutively serve in office by putting the [[Maine Term Limits Extension (2007)|Maine Term Limits Extension]] act on the ballot.  Voters overwhelmingly (67-33%) rejected it.
 
The [[Maine State Senate]] has been a term-limited state senate since Maine voters approved [[Maine Term Limits, Question 1 (1993)|Question 1 in 1993]].  Under this law, state senators can serve no more than four consecutive 2-year terms.  The [[Maine State Legislature]] tried, unsuccessfully, in 2007 to get the state's voters to extend the number of years they could consecutively serve in office by putting the [[Maine Term Limits Extension (2007)|Maine Term Limits Extension]] act on the ballot.  Voters overwhelmingly (67-33%) rejected it.
  
There are 35 [[Maine State Senator]]s.  In 2010, 4 who are [[:Category:Current members of state senates|current members]] are ineligible to run for the senate again in November.  They are:
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There are 35 [[Maine State Senator]]s.  In 2010, 4 who were [[:Category:Current members of state senates|current members]] were ineligible to run for the senate again in November.  They were:
  
 
'''Democrats (2):'''
 
'''Democrats (2):'''
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{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
  
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| align="center" | 2010
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| align="center" | 88
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| align="right" | $1,988,888
 
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| align="center" | 2008
 
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==Majority control==
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In 2010, the candidates running for state senate raised a total of $1,988,888 in campaign contributions.  The top 10 donors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ME&y=2010&f=S ''Follow the Money'': "Maine Senate 2010 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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|-
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| [[Public financing of campaigns|Public Fund]]
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| align="right" | $1,809,803
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| Nadeau, James A
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| align="right" | $8,386
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| Schweitzer, Daniel J
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| align="right" | $3,810
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|-
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| James A Nadeau/Loan Forgiven, $000 balance
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| align="right" | $3,500
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|-
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| Whalen, Francis J
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| align="right" | $3,194
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| Maine Association of Realtors
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| align="right" | $2,150
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| Millercoors
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| align="right" | $1,900
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|-
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| Maine Dental Association
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| align="right" | $1,800
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| Bangor Historic Track
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| align="right" | $1,750
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|-
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| Maine Credit Union League
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| align="right" | $1,650
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|}
  
: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
 
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==Incumbency==
 
==Incumbency==
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No incumbents face opposition in the November 2 general election and are thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.
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No incumbents faced opposition in the November 2 general election.
  
 
===Primary challenges===
 
===Primary challenges===
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===Retiring incumbents===
 
===Retiring incumbents===
  
Ten incumbent senators are not running for re-election, while 25 incumbents (71%) are running for re-election.  Of the 10 incumbents who are not running for re-election, 5 are Democrats and 5 are Republicans.
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Ten incumbent senators did not run for re-election, while 25 incumbents (71%) ran for re-election.  Of the 10 incumbents who did not seek re-election, 5 were Democrats and 5 were Republicans.
  
Incumbents who are retiring are:
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Incumbents who retired are:
  
 
:* District 1: Incumbent Democrat [[Peter Bowman]]
 
:* District 1: Incumbent Democrat [[Peter Bowman]]
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:*Sarah Lewin 1,545
 
:*Sarah Lewin 1,545
  
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Peter Bowman]] (D) is not seeking re-election, although he is eligible to do so under Maine's term limits.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Peter Bowman]] (D) did not seek re-election, although he was eligible to do so under Maine's term limits.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Dawn Hill]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Dawn Hill]] '''8,623'''{{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Michael Estes]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Michael Estes]] 7,849
  
 
=== District 2 ===
 
=== District 2 ===
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:*[[Ronald Collins]] '''2,844''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Ronald Collins]] '''2,844''' {{approved}}
  
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Richard Nass]] (R) is not eligible to seek re-election under Maine's term limits.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Richard Nass]] (R) was not eligible to seek re-election under Maine's term limits.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Richard Burns]]  
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:{{bluedot}} [[Richard Burns]] 6,769
:{{reddot}} [[Ronald Collins]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Ronald Collins]] '''8,591'''{{won}}
  
 
=== District 3 ===
 
=== District 3 ===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Jonathan Courtney]] '''2,416''' {{approved}} Incumbent Courtney has served in the Maine Senate since 2004.
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:*[[Jonathan Courtney]] '''2,416''' {{approved}} Incumbent Courtney was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Robert Stackpole]]  
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:{{bluedot}} [[Robert Stackpole]] 5,758
:{{reddot}} [[Jonathan Courtney]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Jonathan Courtney]] '''8,586'''{{won}}
  
 
=== District 4 ===
 
=== District 4 ===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Nancy Sullivan]] '''3,566''' {{approved}} Incumbent Sullivan has served in the Maine Senate since 2004.
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:*[[Nancy Sullivan]] '''3,566''' {{approved}} Incumbent Sullivan was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Nancy Sullivan]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Nancy Sullivan]] '''8,449''' {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Owen Pickus]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Owen Pickus]] 7,391
  
 
=== District 5 ===
 
=== District 5 ===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Barry Hobbins]] '''3,414''' {{approved}} Incumbent Hobbins has served in the Maine Senate since 2004.
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:*[[Barry Hobbins]] '''3,414''' {{approved}} Incumbent Hobbins was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Barry Hobbins]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Barry Hobbins]] '''9,324'''{{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[John Cushing]]  
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:{{reddot}} [[John Cushing]] 6,976
  
 
===District 6===
 
===District 6===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Philip Bartlett]] '''2,891''' {{approved}} Incumbent Bartlett has served in the Maine Senate since 2004.
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:*[[Philip Bartlett]] '''2,891''' {{approved}} Incumbent Bartlett was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Philip Bartlett]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Philip Bartlett]] '''8,724''' {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Matthew Mattingly]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Matthew Mattingly]] 7,942
  
 
=== District 7 ===
 
=== District 7 ===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Lawrence Bliss]] '''4,303''' {{approved}} Incumbent Bliss has served in the Maine Senate since 2008.
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:*[[Lawrence Bliss]] '''4,303''' {{approved}} Incumbent Bliss was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Lawrence Bliss]]  
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:{{reddot}} [[Joseph Palmieri]]  
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'''Note: A recount has confirmed Bliss' lead.<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/news/2010/question1recountcomplete.htm Maine Official Recount Results]</ref>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Lawrence Bliss]] '''9,172'''{{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Joseph Palmieri]] 9,097
  
 
===District 8===
 
===District 8===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Justin Alfond]] '''4,037''' {{approved}} Incumbent Alfond has served in the Maine Senate since 2008.
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:*[[Justin Alfond]] '''4,037''' {{approved}} Incumbent Alfond was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{greendot}} <u>'''June 8 Green Independent primary result:</u>
 
:{{greendot}} <u>'''June 8 Green Independent primary result:</u>
:*[[Kelsey Perchinski]] '''182''' {{approved}}  '''Note:'''  Perchinski has officially withdrawn from the race.
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:*[[Kelsey Perchinski]] '''182''' {{approved}}  '''Note:'''  Perchinski officially withdrew from the race.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Justin Alfond]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Justin Alfond]] '''10,667''' {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Peter Doyle]]  
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:{{reddot}} [[Peter Doyle]] 2,908
:{{greendot}} [[Kelsey Perchinski]]
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=== District 9 ===
 
=== District 9 ===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Joseph Brannigan]] '''3,848''' {{approved}} Incumbent Brannigan has served in the Maine Senate since 2006.
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:*[[Joseph Brannigan]] '''3,848''' {{approved}} Incumbent Brannigan was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2006.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Joseph Brannigan]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Joseph Brannigan]] '''9,603'''{{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Jeffrey Martin]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Jeffrey Martin]] 5,833
  
 
===District 10===
 
===District 10===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Stan Gerzofsky]] '''3,968''' {{approved}} Incumbent Gerzofsky has served in the Maine Senate since 2008.
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:*[[Stan Gerzofsky]] '''3,968''' {{approved}} Incumbent Gerzofsky was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Matthew Cartmell]] '''2,582''' {{approved}} '''Note:'''  Cartmell has officially withdrawn from the race.
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:*[[Matthew Cartmell]] '''2,582''' {{approved}} '''Note:'''  Cartmell officially withdrew from the race.
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:*'''Thomas Scott''' Scott replaced Cartmell on the Republican ballot.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Stan Gerzofsky]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Stan Gerzofsky]] '''10,168''' {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} '''Thomas Scott''' 6,418
  
 
=== District 11 ===
 
=== District 11 ===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Cynthia Bullens]] '''4,048''' {{approved}} '''Note:''' Bullens officially withdrew her candidacy on September 15, 2010.
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:*[[Cynthia Bullens]] '''4,048''' {{approved}} '''Note:''' Bullens officially withdrew her candidacy on September 15, 2010, but her name remained on the ballot.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Gerald Davis]] '''4,840''' {{approved}} Incumbent Davis has served in the Maine Senate since 2008.
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:*[[Gerald Davis]] '''4,840''' {{approved}} Incumbent Davis was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.
  
 
:{{greendot}} <u>'''June 8 Green Independent primary result:</u>
 
:{{greendot}} <u>'''June 8 Green Independent primary result:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>  
:{{reddot}} [[Gerald Davis]]  
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:{{greendot}} [[Christopher Miller]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Cynthia Bullens]] 2,472
:{{greydot}} [[Richard Woodbury]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Gerald Davis]] 7,963
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:{{greendot}} [[Christopher Miller]] 897
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:{{greydot}} [[Richard Woodbury]] '''9,029''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 12 ===
 
=== District 12 ===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Bill Diamond]] '''2,818''' {{approved}} Incumbent Diamond has served in the Maine Senate since 2004.
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:*[[Bill Diamond]] '''2,818''' {{approved}} Incumbent Diamond was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Bill Diamond]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Bill Diamond]] '''10,063''' {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Ann-Marie Grenier]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Ann-Marie Grenier]] 6,667
  
 
=== District 13 ===
 
=== District 13 ===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[David Hastings]] '''3,977''' {{approved}} Incumbent Hastings has served in the Maine Senate since 2004.
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:*[[David Hastings]] '''3,977''' {{approved}} Incumbent Hastings was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Laura Ordway]]  
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:{{bluedot}} [[Laura Ordway]] 7,554
:{{reddot}} [[David Hastings]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[David Hastings]] '''9,854''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 14 ===
 
=== District 14 ===
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:*[[H. Sawin Millett, Jr.]] '''2,856''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[H. Sawin Millett, Jr.]] '''2,856''' {{approved}}
  
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Bruce Bryant]] (D) is not eligible to seek re-election under Maine's term limits.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Bruce Bryant]] (D) was not eligible to seek re-election under Maine's term limits.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[John Patrick]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[John Patrick]] '''9,143''' {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[H. Sawin Millett, Jr.]]  
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:{{reddot}} [[H. Sawin Millett, Jr.]] 7,342
  
 
=== District 15 ===
 
=== District 15 ===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Deborah Simpson]] '''2,832''' {{approved}} Incumbent Simpson has served in the Maine Senate since 2008.
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:*[[Deborah Simpson]] '''2,832''' {{approved}} Incumbent Simpson was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Deborah Simpson]]  
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:{{bluedot}} [[Deborah Simpson]] 7,362
:{{reddot}} [[Lois Snowe Mello]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Lois Snowe Mello]] '''8,467''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 16 ===
 
=== District 16 ===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Margaret Craven]] '''3,828''' {{approved}} Incumbent Craven has served in the Maine Senate since 2008.
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:*[[Margaret Craven]] '''3,828''' {{approved}} Incumbent Craven was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Margaret Craven]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Margaret Craven]] '''6,286'''{{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Joel Kase]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Joel Kase]] 5,400
  
 
=== District 17 ===
 
=== District 17 ===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[John Nutting]] '''3,035''' {{approved}} Incumbent Nutting has served in the Maine Senate since 2004.
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:*[[John Nutting]] '''3,035''' {{approved}} Incumbent Nutting was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[John Nutting]]  
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:{{bluedot}} [[John Nutting]] 7,153
:{{reddot}} [[Garrett Mason]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Garrett Mason]] '''9,027'''{{won}}
  
 
===District 18===
 
===District 18===
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:* [[Thomas Saviello]] '''4,325''' {{approved}}
 
:* [[Thomas Saviello]] '''4,325''' {{approved}}
  
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Walter Gooley]] (R) is not seeking re-election, although he is eligible to do so under Maine's term limits.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Walter Gooley]] (R) did not seek re-election, although he was eligible to do so under Maine's term limits.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Ann Woloson]]  
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:{{bluedot}} [[Ann Woloson]] 6,703
:{{reddot}} [[Thomas Saviello]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Thomas Saviello]] '''11,194'''{{won}}
  
 
=== District 19 ===
 
=== District 19 ===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Seth Goodall]] '''3,901''' {{approved}} Incumbent Goodall has served in the Maine Senate since 2008.
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:*[[Seth Goodall]] '''3,901''' {{approved}} Incumbent Goodall was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Seth Goodall]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Seth Goodall]] '''9,588'''{{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[David Kaler]]
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:{{reddot}} [[David Kaler]] 8,335
  
 
=== District 20 ===
 
=== District 20 ===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[David Trahan]] '''4,831''' {{approved}} Incumbent Trahan has served in the Maine Senate since 2008.
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:*[[David Trahan]] '''4,831''' {{approved}} Incumbent Trahan was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.
  
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Christopher Johnson]]  
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:{{bluedot}} [[Christopher Johnson]] 6,178
:{{reddot}} [[David Trahan]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[David Trahan]] '''10,909''' {{won}}
:{{greydot}} [[Daniel Schweitzer]]
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:{{greydot}} [[Daniel Schweitzer]] 1,794
  
 
=== District 21 ===
 
=== District 21 ===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Earle McCormick]] '''3,851''' {{approved}} Incumbent McCormick has served in the Maine Senate since 2006.
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:*[[Earle McCormick]] '''3,851''' {{approved}} Incumbent McCormick was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2006.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Patrice Putman]]  
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:{{bluedot}} [[Patrice Putman]] 6,656
:{{reddot}} [[Earle McCormick]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Earle McCormick]] '''11,298''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 22 ===
 
=== District 22 ===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Christopher Rector]] '''3,585''' {{approved}} Incumbent Rector has served in the Maine Senate since 2008.
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:*[[Christopher Rector]] '''3,585''' {{approved}} Incumbent Rector was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{reddot}} [[Christopher Rector]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Christopher Rector]] '''13,000''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 23 ===
 
=== District 23 ===
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:*[[Michael Thibodeau]] '''3,466''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Michael Thibodeau]] '''3,466''' {{approved}}
  
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Carol Weston]] (R) is not eligible to seek re-election under Maine's term limits.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Carol Weston]] (R) was not eligible to seek re-election under Maine's term limits.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[John Piotti]]  
+
:{{bluedot}} [[John Piotti]] 7,903
:{{reddot}} [[Michael Thibodeau]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Michael Thibodeau]] '''9,365''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 24 ===
 
=== District 24 ===
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:*[[Roger Katz]] '''3,065''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Roger Katz]] '''3,065''' {{approved}}
  
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Elizabeth Mitchell]] (D) is not seeking re-election, although she is eligible to do so under Maine's term limits. Mitchell is running for governor in 2010.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Elizabeth Mitchell]] (D) did not seek re-election, although she was eligible to do so under Maine's term limits. Mitchell is running for governor in 2010.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Patsy Crockett]]  
+
:{{bluedot}} [[Patsy Crockett]] 5,803
:{{reddot}} [[Roger Katz]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Roger Katz]] '''10,239''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 25 ===
 
=== District 25 ===
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Pamela Trinward]]  
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:{{bluedot}} [[Pamela Trinward]] 6,398
:{{reddot}} [[Thomas Martin, Jr.]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Thomas Martin, Jr.]] '''7,462''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 26 ===
 
=== District 26 ===
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:*[[Rodney Whittemore]] '''2,992''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Rodney Whittemore]] '''2,992''' {{approved}}
  
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Peter Mills]] (R) is not seeking re-election, although he is eligible to do so under Maine's term limits, but instead ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for governor.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Peter Mills]] (R) did not seek re-election, although he was eligible to do so under Maine's term limits, but instead ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for governor.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Gerald York]]  
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:{{bluedot}} [[Gerald York]] 5,046
:{{reddot}} [[Rodney Whittemore]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Rodney Whittemore]] '''9,087''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 27 ===
 
=== District 27 ===
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:*[[Douglas Thomas]] '''3,690''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Douglas Thomas]] '''3,690''' {{approved}}
  
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Doug Smith]] (R) is not seeking re-election, although he is eligible to do so under Maine's term limits.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Douglas Smith]] (R) did not seek re-election, although he was eligible to do so under Maine's term limits.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Susan Mackey Andrews]]  
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:{{bluedot}} [[Susan Mackey Andrews]] 6,271
:{{reddot}} [[Douglas Thomas]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Douglas Thomas]] '''8,908''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 28 ===
 
=== District 28 ===
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:*[[Lynne Williams]] '''158''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Lynne Williams]] '''158''' {{approved}}
  
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Dennis Damon]] (D) is not eligible to seek re-election under Maine's term limits.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Dennis Damon]] (D) was not eligible to seek re-election under Maine's term limits.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[James Schatz]]  
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:{{bluedot}} [[James Schatz]] 6,420
:{{reddot}} [[Brian Langley]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Brian Langley]] '''9,633''' {{won}}
:{{greendot}} [[Lynne Williams]]
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:{{greendot}} [[Lynne Williams]] 2,311
  
 
=== District 29 ===
 
=== District 29 ===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Kevin Raye]] '''3,327''' {{approved}} Incumbent Raye has served in the Maine Senate since 2004.
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:*[[Kevin Raye]] '''3,327''' {{approved}} Incumbent Raye was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[F. James Whalen]]  
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:{{bluedot}} [[F. James Whalen]] 3,967
:{{reddot}} [[Kevin Raye]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Kevin Raye]] '''9,927''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 30 ===
 
=== District 30 ===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Elizabeth Schneider]] '''2,512''' {{approved}} Incumbent Schneider has served in the Maine Senate since 2004.
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:*[[Elizabeth Schneider]] '''2,512''' {{approved}} Incumbent Schneider was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Elizabeth Schneider]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Elizabeth Schneider]] '''7,767''' {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Traci Gauthier]]  
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:{{reddot}} [[Traci Gauthier]] 5,668
  
 
=== District 31 ===
 
=== District 31 ===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Richard Rosen]] '''3,835''' {{approved}} Incumbent Rosen has served in the Maine Senate since 2004.
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:*[[Richard Rosen]] '''3,835''' {{approved}} Incumbent Rosen was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Paul Liebow]]  
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:{{bluedot}} [[Paul Liebow]] 5,893
:{{reddot}} [[Richard Rosen]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Richard Rosen]] '''10,776''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 32 ===
 
=== District 32 ===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Joseph Perry]] '''2,250''' {{approved}} Incumbent Perry has served in the Maine Senate since 2004.
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:*[[Joseph Perry]] '''2,250''' {{approved}} Incumbent Perry was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Joseph Perry]]  
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:{{bluedot}} [[Joseph Perry]] 5,724
:{{reddot}} [[Nichi Farnham]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Nichi Farnham]] '''7,394''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 33 ===
 
=== District 33 ===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Debra Plowman]] '''3,932''' {{approved}} Incumbent Plowman has served in the Maine Senate since 2004.
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:*[[Debra Plowman]] '''3,932''' {{approved}} Incumbent Plowman was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Sherman Leighton]]  
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:{{bluedot}} [[Sherman Leighton]] 5,116
:{{reddot}} [[Debra Plowman]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Debra Plowman]] '''11,360''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 34 ===
 
=== District 34 ===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Alan Lindquist]] '''1,582''' {{approved}} '''Note:'''  Lindquist has officially withdrawn from the race.
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:*[[Alan Lindquist]] '''1,582''' {{approved}} '''Note:'''  Lindquist officially withdrew from the race.
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:*'''Patrick Gordon''' Gordon replaced Lindquist on the Democratic ticket.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Roger Sherman]] '''2,946''' {{approved}} Incumbent Sherman has served in the Maine Senate since 2006.
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:*[[Roger Sherman]] '''2,946''' {{approved}} Incumbent Sherman was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2006.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Alan Lindquist]]  
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:{{reddot}} [[Roger Sherman]] '''8,038''' {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Roger Sherman]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} '''Patrick Gordon''' 5,104
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=== District 35 ===
 
=== District 35 ===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Troy Dale Jackson]] '''3,174''' {{approved}} Incumbent Jackson has served in the Maine Senate since 2008.
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:*[[Troy Dale Jackson]] '''3,174''' {{approved}} Incumbent Jackson was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Troy Dale Jackson]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Troy Dale Jackson]] '''7,525''' {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Daniel Deveau]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Daniel Deveau]] 5,620
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/prior10-11.htm#nov2010 Maine Official Election Results]
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*[http://www.maine.gov/sos/news/2010/question1recountcomplete.htm Maine Official Recount Results]
 
*[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2010/general/by_state/state_sen_house/ME_State_Senate.html?SITE=MEPOPELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Portland Press Herald'' Election Results]
 
*[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2010/general/by_state/state_sen_house/ME_State_Senate.html?SITE=MEPOPELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Portland Press Herald'' Election Results]
 
*[http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/candidates.pdf List of 2010 candidates for Maine State Senate]
 
*[http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/candidates.pdf List of 2010 candidates for Maine State Senate]
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==References==
 
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Maine State Senate
Elections for the office of Maine State Senate were held in Maine on November 2, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 15 at 5 PM-ET for Party Candidates and June 1 by 5 PM-ET for others. The primary election day was on June 8, 2010.

Maine's state senators are elected to two-year terms. They are subject to term limits of no more than four consecutive two-year terms.

Of the 35 districts, incumbents ran in 26 of them. In the remaining 9 districts, 4 incumbents were ineligible to run because of term limits.

As a result of the election, Democrats lost control of the Senate. Republicans now have a six seat majority.

See also: Maine State Senate and State legislative elections, 2010

November 2 General Election Results

The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:

  1. Barry Hobbins
  2. Bill Diamond
  3. Brian Langley
  4. Christopher Rector
  5. David Hastings
  6. David Trahan
  7. Dawn Hill
  8. Debra Plowman
  9. Douglas Thomas
  10. Earle McCormick
  11. Elizabeth Schneider
  12. Garrett Mason
  13. John Patrick
  14. Jonathan Courtney
  15. Joseph Brannigan
  16. Justin Alfond
  17. Kevin Raye
  18. Lawrence Bliss
  19. Lois Snowe Mello
  20. Margaret Craven
  21. Michael Thibodeau
  22. Nancy Sullivan
  23. Nichi Farnham
  24. Philip Bartlett
  25. Richard Rosen
  26. Richard Woodbury
  27. Rodney Whittemore
  28. Roger Katz
  29. Roger Sherman
  30. Ronald Collins
  31. Seth Goodall
  32. Stan Gerzofsky
  33. Thomas Martin, Jr.
  34. Thomas Saviello
  35. Troy Dale Jackson

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 2 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Maine State Senate:

Maine State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 20 14
     Republican Party 15 20
     Independent 0 1
Total 35 35


Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Maine State Senate has been a term-limited state senate since Maine voters approved Question 1 in 1993. Under this law, state senators can serve no more than four consecutive 2-year terms. The Maine State Legislature tried, unsuccessfully, in 2007 to get the state's voters to extend the number of years they could consecutively serve in office by putting the Maine Term Limits Extension act on the ballot. Voters overwhelmingly (67-33%) rejected it.

There are 35 Maine State Senators. In 2010, 4 who were current members were ineligible to run for the senate again in November. They were:

Democrats (2):

Republicans (2):

Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Maine in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 88 $1,988,888
2008 90 $1,854,105
2006 89 $1,990,662
2004 90 $2,095,278
2002 87 $1,323,033

In 2010, the candidates running for state senate raised a total of $1,988,888 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [2]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $1,809,803
Nadeau, James A $8,386
Schweitzer, Daniel J $3,810
James A Nadeau/Loan Forgiven, $000 balance $3,500
Whalen, Francis J $3,194
Maine Association of Realtors $2,150
Millercoors $1,900
Maine Dental Association $1,800
Bangor Historic Track $1,750
Maine Credit Union League $1,650


Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

No incumbents faced opposition in the November 2 general election.

Primary challenges

No eligible incumbent lost in the primary. The following 25 incumbents (15 Democrats, 10 Republicans) won their primaries:

Retiring incumbents

Ten incumbent senators did not run for re-election, while 25 incumbents (71%) ran for re-election. Of the 10 incumbents who did not seek re-election, 5 were Democrats and 5 were Republicans.

Incumbents who retired are:

Qualifications

Section 6 of Part 2 of Article 4 of the Maine Constitution states, "The Senators shall be 25 years of age at the commencement of the term, for which they are elected, and in all other respects their qualifications shall be the same as those of the Representatives."

Section 4 of Part 1 of Article 4 of the Maine Constitution states, "Qualifications; residency requirement. No person shall be a member of the House of Representatives, unless the person shall, at the commencement of the period for which the person is elected, have been 5 years a citizen of the United States, have arrived at the age of 21 years, have been a resident in this State one year; and for the 3 months next preceding the time of this person's election shall have been, and, during the period for which elected, shall continue to be a resident in the district which that person represents."

List of candidates

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District 1

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

Note: Incumbent Peter Bowman (D) did not seek re-election, although he was eligible to do so under Maine's term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dawn Hill 8,623Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael Estes 7,849

District 2

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

Note: Incumbent Richard Nass (R) was not eligible to seek re-election under Maine's term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Burns 6,769
Republican Party Ronald Collins 8,591Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Jonathan Courtney 2,416 Approveda Incumbent Courtney was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Stackpole 5,758
Republican Party Jonathan Courtney 8,586Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Nancy Sullivan 3,566 Approveda Incumbent Sullivan was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nancy Sullivan 8,449 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Owen Pickus 7,391

District 5

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Barry Hobbins 3,414 Approveda Incumbent Hobbins was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Barry Hobbins 9,324Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Cushing 6,976

District 6

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Philip Bartlett 2,891 Approveda Incumbent Bartlett was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Philip Bartlett 8,724 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Matthew Mattingly 7,942

District 7

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Lawrence Bliss 4,303 Approveda Incumbent Bliss was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Note: A recount has confirmed Bliss' lead.[3]

Democratic Party Lawrence Bliss 9,172Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joseph Palmieri 9,097

District 8

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Justin Alfond 4,037 Approveda Incumbent Alfond was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Green Party June 8 Green Independent primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Justin Alfond 10,667 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Peter Doyle 2,908

District 9

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Joseph Brannigan 3,848 Approveda Incumbent Brannigan was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2006.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Brannigan 9,603Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeffrey Martin 5,833

District 10

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Stan Gerzofsky 3,968 Approveda Incumbent Gerzofsky was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Matthew Cartmell 2,582 Approveda Note: Cartmell officially withdrew from the race.
  • Thomas Scott Scott replaced Cartmell on the Republican ballot.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stan Gerzofsky 10,168 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Thomas Scott 6,418

District 11

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Cynthia Bullens 4,048 Approveda Note: Bullens officially withdrew her candidacy on September 15, 2010, but her name remained on the ballot.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Gerald Davis 4,840 Approveda Incumbent Davis was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.
Green Party June 8 Green Independent primary result:
Independent Independent candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cynthia Bullens 2,472
Republican Party Gerald Davis 7,963
Green Party Christopher Miller 897
Independent Richard Woodbury 9,029 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Bill Diamond 2,818 Approveda Incumbent Diamond was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bill Diamond 10,063 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ann-Marie Grenier 6,667

District 13

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • David Hastings 3,977 Approveda Incumbent Hastings was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Laura Ordway 7,554
Republican Party David Hastings 9,854 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

Note: Incumbent Bruce Bryant (D) was not eligible to seek re-election under Maine's term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Patrick 9,143 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party H. Sawin Millett, Jr. 7,342

District 15

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Deborah Simpson 2,832 Approveda Incumbent Simpson was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Deborah Simpson 7,362
Republican Party Lois Snowe Mello 8,467 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Margaret Craven 3,828 Approveda Incumbent Craven was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Margaret Craven 6,286Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joel Kase 5,400

District 17

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • John Nutting 3,035 Approveda Incumbent Nutting was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Nutting 7,153
Republican Party Garrett Mason 9,027Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

Note: Incumbent Walter Gooley (R) did not seek re-election, although he was eligible to do so under Maine's term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ann Woloson 6,703
Republican Party Thomas Saviello 11,194Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Seth Goodall 3,901 Approveda Incumbent Goodall was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Seth Goodall 9,588Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Kaler 8,335

District 20

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • David Trahan 4,831 Approveda Incumbent Trahan was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.
Independent Independent candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Christopher Johnson 6,178
Republican Party David Trahan 10,909 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Daniel Schweitzer 1,794

District 21

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Nancy Smith 3,550 Approveda Note: Smith withdrew her candidacy later in June.
Democratic Party June 29 Democratic caucus result:[4]
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Earle McCormick 3,851 Approveda Incumbent McCormick was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patrice Putman 6,656
Republican Party Earle McCormick 11,298 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Adrian Humphreys 2,937 Approveda Note: Humphreys offically withdrew her candidacy on July 19, 2010.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Christopher Rector 3,585 Approveda Incumbent Rector was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Christopher Rector 13,000 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

Note: Incumbent Carol Weston (R) was not eligible to seek re-election under Maine's term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Piotti 7,903
Republican Party Michael Thibodeau 9,365 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

Note: Incumbent Elizabeth Mitchell (D) did not seek re-election, although she was eligible to do so under Maine's term limits. Mitchell is running for governor in 2010.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patsy Crockett 5,803
Republican Party Roger Katz 10,239 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Lisa Marrache 3,027 Approveda Note: Incumbent Marrache filed for re-election and was re-nominated by the Democrats but withdrew her candidacy later that month.
Democratic Party July 6 Democratic caucus result:[5]
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pamela Trinward 6,398
Republican Party Thomas Martin, Jr. 7,462 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

Note: Incumbent Peter Mills (R) did not seek re-election, although he was eligible to do so under Maine's term limits, but instead ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for governor.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gerald York 5,046
Republican Party Rodney Whittemore 9,087 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

Note: Incumbent Douglas Smith (R) did not seek re-election, although he was eligible to do so under Maine's term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Susan Mackey Andrews 6,271
Republican Party Douglas Thomas 8,908 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Green Party June 8 Green Independent primary result:

Note: Incumbent Dennis Damon (D) was not eligible to seek re-election under Maine's term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Schatz 6,420
Republican Party Brian Langley 9,633 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Lynne Williams 2,311

District 29

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Kevin Raye 3,327 Approveda Incumbent Raye was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party F. James Whalen 3,967
Republican Party Kevin Raye 9,927 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Elizabeth Schneider 2,512 Approveda Incumbent Schneider was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Elizabeth Schneider 7,767 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Traci Gauthier 5,668

District 31

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Richard Rosen 3,835 Approveda Incumbent Rosen was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Liebow 5,893
Republican Party Richard Rosen 10,776 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Joseph Perry 2,250 Approveda Incumbent Perry was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Perry 5,724
Republican Party Nichi Farnham 7,394 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Debra Plowman 3,932 Approveda Incumbent Plowman was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sherman Leighton 5,116
Republican Party Debra Plowman 11,360 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Alan Lindquist 1,582 Approveda Note: Lindquist officially withdrew from the race.
  • Patrick Gordon Gordon replaced Lindquist on the Democratic ticket.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Roger Sherman 2,946 Approveda Incumbent Sherman was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Roger Sherman 8,038 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Patrick Gordon 5,104

District 35

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Troy Dale Jackson 3,174 Approveda Incumbent Jackson was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Troy Dale Jackson 7,525 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Daniel Deveau 5,620

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