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United States House of Representatives elections in Maine, 2014

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2014 U.S. House Elections in Maine

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

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Maine District Pages
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Maine will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect two candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's two congressional districts.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 17, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: 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.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters needed register to vote in the primary by either May 20, 2014 (by mail or through voter registration drive) or on election day (in person). For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 14, 2014. However, there was no cut-off date for registering in person at the town office or city hall.[4]

See also: Maine elections, 2014

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds both of the two congressional seats from Maine.

Members of the U.S. House from Maine -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 2 1
     Republican Party 0 1
Total 2 2


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the two congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Chellie Pingree Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Mike Michaud Electiondot.png Democratic 2


Candidate ballot access
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1st Congressional District

General election candidates

June 10, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

2nd Congressional District

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

See also


  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Maine Secretary of State Website, "State of Maine Voter Guide," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Seacoast Online, "2 in Maine announce plans to run for U.S. Congress," accessed August 19, 2013
  6. Candidate submitted information to BP Staff, August 23, 2013
  7. Bangor Daily News, "National Guardsman enters 1st District congressional race as independent," accessed August 23, 2013
  8. Bangor Daily News, "Sangerville veteran files paperwork to run for Congress as Democrat in Maine’s 2nd District," accessed August 19, 2013
  9. Online Sentinel, "Poliquin will seek to follow Michaud," accessed August 27, 2013
  10. Bangor Daily News, "With Michaud out of running, Raye announces possible bid for Congress," accessed August 19, 2013
  11. KJ Online, "Raye joining Republican fray for Michaud's seat," accessed September 2, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Bangor Daily News, "Cain’s in, Fredette’s out of 2014 2nd District congressional race," accessed June 24, 2013
  14. Bangor Daily News, "Aroostook County’s Sen. Troy Jackson announces run for congressional seat," accessed August 19, 2013
  15. Press Herald, "Blaine Richardson to run in Maine's 2nd District as independent," accessed January 21, 2014
  16. Bangor Daily News, "Republican Blaine Richardson makes second run for Congress official; raised no money in most recent reporting period," accessed August 19, 2013
  17. WABI, "Independent Candidate On 2nd District Ballot," accessed June 3, 2014
  18. Press Herald, "Joseph Baldacci says he won’t run for Congress," accessed January 2, 2013
  19. Kennebec Journal, "Election 2014: 2nd District campaign takes shape," accessed December 2, 2013
  20. 20.0 20.1 Bangor Daily News, "Richard Rosen to join growing field of Republicans seeking Maine congressional seat," accessed September 4, 2013
  21. Roll Call, "Maine Republican Won’t Seek Competitive House Contest," accessed December 2, 2013
  22. Bangor Daily News, "Tardy making serious moves toward running for Congress," accessed August 19, 2013
  23. Online Sentinel, "Smith drops out of 2nd CD race," accessed March 17, 2014
  24. Seacoast Online, "2 in Maine announce plans to run for U.S. Congress," accessed August 19, 2013
  25. Bangor Daily News, "GOP leader Alexander Willette, 24, says he is a candidate for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District," accessed August 19, 2013
  26. Daily Caller, "UPDATE: Maine Congressional withdraws from race," accessed August 29, 2013