1994 Maine gubernatorial election

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Nominee Angus King Joseph Brennan
Party Independent Democratic
Popular vote 180,829 172,951
Percentage 35.4% 33.8%

 
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Nominee Susan Collins Jonathan Carter
Party Republican Green
Popular vote 117,990 32,695
Percentage 23.1% 6.4%

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County results
King:      30–40%      40–50%
Collins:      30–40%
Brennan:      30–40%

Governor before election

John R. McKernan, Jr.
Republican

Elected Governor

Angus King
Independent

The 1994 Maine gubernatorial election took place on November 8, 1994. Independent candidate Angus King defeated Democratic Party candidate Joseph Brennan, a former Governor of Maine, Republican Party challenger Susan Collins, a regional coordinator of the Small Business Administration, and environmentalist Jonathan Carter. Ed Finks, as a write-in candidate, took in 1.29% of the vote. Incidentally, both King and Collins now serve together in the United States Senate since 2013.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph E. Brennan 56,359 56.2
Democratic Tom Allen 23,881 23.8
Democratic Dick Barringer 9,136 9.1
Democratic Robert Woodbury 8,150 8.1
Democratic Donnell Carroll 2,618 2.6
Total votes 100,144 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Susan Collins 19,133 21.3
Republican Sumner Lipman 15,214 17.0
Republican Jasper Wyman 14,335 16.0
Republican Judith Foss 11,734 13.1
Republican Paul R. Young 10,088 11.3
Republican Mary Adams 7,678 8.6
Republican Charles Webster 6,220 6.9
Republican Pamela Cahill 5,154 5.8
Total votes 89,623 100.0

General election

Candidates

Results

1994 Maine gubernatorial election
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Angus King 180,829 35.37%
Democratic Joseph Brennan 172,951 33.83%
Republican Susan Collins 117,990 23.08%
Green Jonathan Carter 32,695 6.39%
Write-in Ed Finks 6,576 1.29%
Write-in 267 0.05%
Total votes 511,308 100.00%
Independent gain from Republican

References

  1. ^ "Maine Governor Primary Results". Maine SOS. June 14, 1994. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  2. ^ "Maine Governor Primary Results". Maine SOS. June 14, 1994. Retrieved April 30, 2013.