Richard Bennett (Maine)
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|U.S. Senate, Maine|
Bennett received his B.A. with honors from Harvard University in 1986 and his M.B.A. from the University of Southern Maine in 2000. 
Bennett is currently CEO of GMI Ratings.
Bennett ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maine. Bennett was seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.  He faced Scott D'Amboise, Charles Summers, Debra Plowman, Bruce Poliquin, and William Schneider in the June 12 Republican primary. Bennett was defeated by Charles Summers in the primary election. The Democratic primary was between Benjamin Pollard, Matthew Dunlap, Cynthia Dill, and Jon Hinck. Cynthia Dill won the Democratic nomination and will face Summers in the general election, along with third party candidates Andrew Ian Dodge, Aaron Marston, and Angus King.