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Maine gubernatorial election, 2006

Maine gubernatorial election, 2006

← 2002 November 7, 2006 2010 →

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Nominee John Baldacci Chandler Woodcock
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 209,927 166,425
Percentage 38.11% 30.21%

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Nominee Barbara Merrill Pat LaMarche
Party Independent Green
Popular vote 118,715 52,690
Percentage 21.55% 9.56%

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County Results

Baldacci:      30–40%      40–50%

Woodcock:      30–40%      40–50%

Governor before election

John Baldacci
Democratic

Elected Governor

John Baldacci
Democratic

The Maine gubernatorial election of 2006 took place on November 7, 2006. Incumbent Democrat John Baldacci was re-elected to his second term. As of 2018, this was the last time a Democrat won statewide office in Maine.

In the general election, Baldacci, Woodcock, Green Independent Party candidate Pat LaMarche, and independents Barbara Merrill and Phillip Morris Napier appeared on the ballot.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Baldacci (Incumbent) 40,314 75.81
Democratic Christopher Miller 12,861 24.19
Total votes 53,175 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chandler Woodcock 27,025 38.58
Republican Peter Mills 24,631 35.17
Republican Dave Emery 18,388 26.25
Total votes 70,044 100.00

Green Independent Party

Independents

General election

Polling

Source Date Baldacci (D) Woodcock (R) LaMarche (G) Merrill (I) NaPier (I)
WSCH/Voice of the Voter November 5, 2006 36% 30% 11% 22% 1%
Sun Journal October, 2006 42% 25% 11% 11% --
Survey USA October 23, 2006 42% 34% 9% 12%
Rasmussen October 19, 2006 46% 38%
Rasmussen September 22, 2006 44% 39%
WCSH/Voice of the Voter September 14, 2006 42% 41%
Rasmussen August 22, 2006 43% 42%
Rasmussen August 2, 2006 43% 37%
Strategic Marketing Services August 1, 2006 42% 24%
Survey USA July 11, 2006 41% 43%
Rasmussen June 22, 2006 45% 43%
Rasmussen May 7, 2006 46% 33%
Rasmussen April 7, 2006 43% 36%
Rasmussen March 6, 2006 40% 35%
Rasmussen February 6, 2006 30% 36%

Results

Maine gubernatorial election, 2006[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Baldacci (Incumbent) 209,927 38.11% -9.04%
Republican Chandler Woodcock 166,425 30.21% -11.26%
Independent Barbara Merrill 118,715 21.55%
Green Pat LaMarche 52,690 9.56% +0.28%
Independent Phillip Morris Napier 3,108 0.56%
Plurality 43,502 7.90% +2.22%
Turnout 550,865
Democratic hold Swing

References

External links

Official campaign websites (Archived)

See also