2006 Maine gubernatorial election

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

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

County Results

Baldacci:      30–40%      40–50%

Woodcock:      30–40%      40–50%

Governor before election

John Baldacci
Democratic

Elected Governor

John Baldacci
Democratic

The 2006 Maine gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 2006. Incumbent Democrat John Baldacci was re-elected to his second term. This was the last time a Democrat won statewide office in Maine until 2018, when Janet Mills won the gubernatorial election over Republican Shawn Moody.

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

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[3] Lean D November 6, 2006
Sabato's Crystal Ball[4] Lean D November 6, 2006
Rothenberg Political Report[5] Likely D November 2, 2006
Real Clear Politics[6] Lean D November 6, 2006

Polling

Source Date John
Baldacci (D)
Chandler
Woodcock (R)
Pat
LaMarche (G)
Barbra
Merrill (I)
Phillip Morris
NaPier (I)
WSCH/Voice of the Voter[permanent dead link] 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[permanent dead link] 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[7]
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

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2011-06-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2011-06-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "2006 Governor Race Ratings for November 6, 2006" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 5, 2008. Retrieved October 1, 2006.
  4. ^ "Election Eve 2006: THE FINAL PREDICTIONS". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Archived from the original on May 5, 2021. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  5. ^ "2006 Gubernatorial Ratings". Senate Ratings. The Rothenberg Political Report. Archived from the original on June 26, 2021. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  6. ^ "Election 2006". Real Clear Politics. Archived from the original on May 6, 2021. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-01-27. Retrieved 2011-06-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
Official campaign websites (Archived)

See also