Baldacci: 40–50% 50–60% 60–70%
|Elections in Maine|
The 2002 Maine gubernatorial election took place on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Independent Governor Angus King was term limited, and unable to seek re-election. U.S. Congressman John Baldacci won the Democratic primary uncontested, while former State Representative Peter Cianchette emerged from the Republican primary victorious. Baldacci and Cianchetti squared off in the general election, along with Green Party nominee Jonathan Carter and independent State Representative John Michael. Ultimately, Baldacci prevailed to win what would be his first of two terms as governor, with Carter taking an unusually high amount of the vote for a third-party candidate.
|Republican||Peter E. Cianchette||52,692||66.88|
|Republican||James D. Libby||26,091||33.12|
|The Cook Political Report||Lean D (flip)||October 31, 2002|
|Sabato's Crystal Ball||Likely D (flip)||November 4, 2002|
|Democratic gain from Independent||Swing|