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*[[Danny Francis Dalton]]
 
*[[Danny Francis Dalton]]
 
*[[Andrew Ian Dodge]]<ref>[http://washingtonexaminer.com/people/andrew-ian-dodge ''Washington Examiner'' "Andrew Ian Dodge," accessed January 5, 2012]</ref> (Originally declared as a Republican, but switched to Libertarian in February 2012<ref name="dodge">[http://dodgeforsenate.com/2012/02/24/why-andrew-ian-dodge-left-the-gop/ ''Dodge for Senate'' "Why Andrew Ian Dodge left the GOP" Accessed March 1, 2012]</ref>)
 
*[[Andrew Ian Dodge]]<ref>[http://washingtonexaminer.com/people/andrew-ian-dodge ''Washington Examiner'' "Andrew Ian Dodge," accessed January 5, 2012]</ref> (Originally declared as a Republican, but switched to Libertarian in February 2012<ref name="dodge">[http://dodgeforsenate.com/2012/02/24/why-andrew-ian-dodge-left-the-gop/ ''Dodge for Senate'' "Why Andrew Ian Dodge left the GOP" Accessed March 1, 2012]</ref>)
*[[Angus King]] Former [[Governor of Maine]]<ref>[http://www.mpbn.net/Home/tabid/36/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3478/ItemId/20822/Default.aspx ''Maine Public Broadcasting Network'' "List of Maine Senate Candidates Grows" Accessed March 13, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/why-angus-king-is-the-most-important-senate-candidate-in-the-country/2012/03/06/gIQANf7DvR_blog.html ''The Washington Post'' "Why Angus King is the most important Senate candidate in the country" Accessed March 13, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://bangordailynews.com/2012/03/05/news/state/angus-king-announces-run-for-maines-u-s-senate-seat/?ref=relatedBox ''Bangor Daily News'' "Angus King enters race for U.S. Senate" Accessed March 13, 2012]</ref>
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*[[Angus King]] Former [[Governor of Maine]]<ref>[http://www.mpbn.net/Home/tabid/36/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3478/ItemId/20822/Default.aspx ''Maine Public Broadcasting Network'', "List of Maine Senate Candidates Grows" Accessed March 13, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/why-angus-king-is-the-most-important-senate-candidate-in-the-country/2012/03/06/gIQANf7DvR_blog.html ''The Washington Post'' "Why Angus King is the most important Senate candidate in the country" Accessed March 13, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://bangordailynews.com/2012/03/05/news/state/angus-king-announces-run-for-maines-u-s-senate-seat/?ref=relatedBox ''Bangor Daily News'' "Angus King enters race for U.S. Senate" Accessed March 13, 2012]</ref>
 
*[[Stephen Woods]]
 
*[[Stephen Woods]]
 
:'''''Note:''' [[Aaron Marston]] initially filed but did not appear on the official list of candidates.<ref name="press herald">[http://www.pressherald.com/news/More-people-sign-up-for-Maine-.html ''Portland Press Herald'', "More candidates jump into Maine's congressional races" Accessed March 3, 2012]</ref>
 
:'''''Note:''' [[Aaron Marston]] initially filed but did not appear on the official list of candidates.<ref name="press herald">[http://www.pressherald.com/news/More-people-sign-up-for-Maine-.html ''Portland Press Herald'', "More candidates jump into Maine's congressional races" Accessed March 3, 2012]</ref>
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==Election history==
 
==Election history==
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
On November 4, 2008, [[Susan Collins]] won re-election to the [[United States Senate]]. She defeated Thomas H. Allen (D) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2008/2008Stat.htm ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008" Accessed October 25, 2011]</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, [[Susan Collins]] won re-election to the [[United States Senate]]. She defeated Thomas H. Allen (D) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2008/2008Stat.htm ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'', "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008" Accessed October 25, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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===2006===
 
===2006===
On November 7, 2006, [[Olympia Snowe]] won re-election to the [[United States Senate]]. She defeated Jean M. Hay Bright (D) and William H. Slavick (I) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2006/2006Stat.htm ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006"]</ref>
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On November 7, 2006, [[Olympia Snowe]] won re-election to the [[United States Senate]]. She defeated Jean M. Hay Bright (D) and William H. Slavick (I) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2006/2006Stat.htm ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'', "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006"]</ref>
  
 
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections in Maine

CandidatesPollsElection History

November 6 Election Winner:
Angus King Independent
Incumbent prior to election:
Olympia Snowe Republican Party
Olympia Snowe.jpg

Cook Political Report Race Rating
     Tossup (Prior to election)

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2012 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Maine elected one member to the U.S. Senate in the November 6, 2012 elections.

Angus King (I) won election to the U.S. Senate on November 6, 2012 defeating four challengers with 52% of the vote.[1]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 15, 2012
June 12, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Maine has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.

Voter registration: There is no deadline for in-person voter registration, but the cut-off for registration by mail is October 16.[2]

See also: Maine elections, 2012

Incumbent: The election filled the Class 1 Senate seat, which was held by Olympia Snowe (R). First elected in 1994, Snowe wasn't be seeking re-election in 2012 and would instead retire.[3] She cited excessive partisanship as a reason why she did not seek re-election.[4]

A third party candidate, Angus King, was Governor from 1995-2003. An early poll indicated he could win a three-way race for the seat. If elected, it is unclear which party he would caucus with, throwing uncertainty on the battle for control of the U.S. Senate.[5]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Cynthia Dill
Republican Party Charles Summers
Libertarian Party Andrew Ian Dodge
Independent Angus KingGreen check mark transparent.png
Independent Danny Francis Dalton
Independent Stephen Woods


June 12, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrawn:

Republican PartyRepublican primary

IndependentThird party

Note: Aaron Marston initially filed but did not appear on the official list of candidates.[15]

Election results

U.S. Senate, Maine General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngAngus King 51.1% 370,580
     Democratic Cynthia Dill 12.8% 92,900
     Republican Charles Summers 29.7% 215,399
     Libertarian Andrew Ian Dodge 0.8% 5,624
     Independent Danny Francis Dalton 0.8% 5,807
     Independent Stephen Woods 1.4% 10,289
     N/A Blank Votes 3.3% 24,121
Total Votes 724,720
Source: Maine Secretary of State "United States Senate Election Results"

Race rating

Cook Political Report

Each month the Cook Political Report releases race ratings for President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House (competitive only) and Governors. There are seven possible designations:[16]

     Solid Democratic
     Likely Democratic
     Lean Democratic

     Tossup

     Lean Republican
     Likely Republican
     Solid Republican

Cook Political Report Race Rating -- Maine Senate
Month Rating
November 1, 2012[17]     
October 4, 2012[18]     
September 13, 2012[19]     
August 21, 2012[20]     
July 12, 2012[21]     
May 31, 2012[22]     
May 10, 2012[23]     
March 22, 2012[24]     
March 1, 2012[25]     
January 26, 2012[26]     
December 22, 2011[27]     
December 1, 2011[28]     

* As of March 22, the race frontrunner was Angus King, who has yet to declare a party affiliation; the Cook Political Report is leaving the race rating as a Tossup.

Election Polls

2012

Angus King vs. Charles Summers Jr. vs. Cynthia Dill
Poll Angus King Charles Summers Jr.Cynthia DillNeitherDon't knowMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen Reports(September 25, 2012)
45%33%14%1%7%+/-4.5500
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign contributions

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are candidate reports.

Cynthia Dill

Cynthia Dill (2012)[29] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[30]April 16, 2012$0.00$24,908.00$(6,875.22)$18,032.78
Pre-Primary[31]May 28, 2012$18,032.00$13,447.00$(22,259.99)$9,219.01
July Quarterly[32]July 13, 2012$9,219.01$66,157.51$(46,854.82)$28,521.70
October Quarterly[33]October 13, 2012$28,521.70$57,321.72$(75,840.43)$10,002.99
Running totals
$161,834.23$(151,830.46)

Charles Summers

Charles Summers (2012)[34] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[35]April 19, 2012$0.00$21,280.00$(0.00)$21,280.00
Pre-Primary[36]May 25, 2012$21,280.00$68,635.00$(4,778.31)$85,136.69
July Quarterly[37]July 13, 2012$84,427.97$204,166.56$(169,304.82)$119,289.71
October Quarterly[38]October 14, 2012$119,289.71$501,870.94$(422,732.30)$198,428.35
Pre-General[39]October 25, 2012$198,428.35$329,467.60$(306,439.00)$221,456.95
Running totals
$1,125,420.1$(903,254.43)

Angus King

Angus King (2012)[40] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[41]April 14, 2012$0.00$173,561.57$(31,239.77)$1,432,321.80
Pre-Primary[42]June 28, 2012$142,321.80$293,224.67$(177,311.67)$258,234.80
July Quarterly[43]October 11, 2012$259,324.80$470,909.86$(225,700.62)$503,444.04
October Quarterly[44]October 11, 2012$503,444.04$1,217,973.23$(1,257,740.00)$463,677.27
Pre-General[45]October 23, 2012$463,677.27$387,112.63$(676,976.82)$173,813.08
Running totals
$2,542,781.96$(2,368,968.88)

Election history

2008

On November 4, 2008, Susan Collins won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Thomas H. Allen (D) in the general election.[46]

U.S. Senate, Maine, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Collins Incumbent 61.3% 444,300
     Democratic Thomas H. Allen 38.6% 279,510
     Independent Other 0.1% 620
Total Votes 724,430

2006

On November 7, 2006, Olympia Snowe won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Jean M. Hay Bright (D) and William H. Slavick (I) in the general election.[47]

U.S. Senate, Maine, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngOlympia Snowe Incumbent 74.4% 405,596
     Democratic Jean M. Hay Bright 20.8% 113,131
     Independent William H. Slavick 4.8% 26,222
     Independent Other 0% 179
Total Votes 545,128

See also

External links

References

  1. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Maine"
  2. Maine Secretary of State "Voter Guide," accessed July 25, 2012
  3. The Washington Post "Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe to retire in blow to GOP" Accessed February 29, 2012
  4. Governing, "2 Maine Pols Bow Out of Race for Snowe's U.S. Senate Seat" Accessed March 12, 2012
  5. Chicago Tribune "Independent recasts race to replace Snowe in Maine," March 15, 2012
  6. Portland Daily Sun Accessed February 18, 2012
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Maine Secretary of State "Candidate List Primary 2012" Accessed March 13, 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 Associated Press "Election Results" Accessed June 12, 2012
  9. Scott D'Amboise campaign website "About Scott," accessed January 5, 2012
  10. Washington Examiner "Andrew Ian Dodge," accessed January 5, 2012
  11. Dodge for Senate "Why Andrew Ian Dodge left the GOP" Accessed March 1, 2012
  12. Maine Public Broadcasting Network, "List of Maine Senate Candidates Grows" Accessed March 13, 2012
  13. The Washington Post "Why Angus King is the most important Senate candidate in the country" Accessed March 13, 2012
  14. Bangor Daily News "Angus King enters race for U.S. Senate" Accessed March 13, 2012
  15. Portland Press Herald, "More candidates jump into Maine's congressional races" Accessed March 3, 2012
  16. Cook Political Report "Our Accuracy," accessed December 12, 2011
  17. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," November 1, 2012
  18. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," October 4, 2012
  19. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," September 13, 2012
  20. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," August 21, 2012
  21. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," July 12, 2012
  22. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," May 31, 2012
  23. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," May 10, 2012
  24. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," March 22, 2012
  25. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," March 1, 2012
  26. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," January 26, 2012
  27. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," December 27, 2011
  28. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," December 1, 2011
  29. FEC Reports "Cynthia Dill Summary Reports" Accessed August 20, 2012
  30. FEC Reports "April Quarterly," accessed August 20, 2012
  31. FEC Reports "Pre-Primary," accessed August 20, 2012
  32. FEC Reports "July Quarterly," accessed August 20, 2012
  33. FEC Reports "October Quarterly," accessed November 2, 2012
  34. FEC Reports "Charles Summers Summary Reports" Accessed August 20, 2012
  35. FEC Reports "April Quarterly," accessed August 20, 2012
  36. FEC Reports "Pre-Primary," accessed August 20, 2012
  37. FEC Reports "July Quarterly," accessed August 20, 2012
  38. FEC Reports "October Quarterly," accessed November 2, 2012
  39. FEC Reports "Pre-General," accessed November 2, 2012
  40. Federal Election Commission, "Angus King Summary Report," accessed October 1, 2012
  41. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" Accessed October 1, 2012
  42. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed November 2, 2012
  43. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 2, 2012
  44. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 2, 2012
  45. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-General," accessed November 2, 2012
  46. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008" Accessed October 25, 2011
  47. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006"