Richard Bennett (Maine)

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Richard Bennett
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Maine
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Richard Bennett was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Maine. Bennett was defeated by Charles Summers in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.[1]


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.[2]


Bennett is currently CEO of GMI Ratings.[2]



See also: United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012

Bennett ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maine. Bennett sought the nomination on the Republican ticket.[3] 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.[1] 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.[1]


Bennett lives in Oxford, Maine, with his wife Karen and their two children.[2]

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