2022 Maine gubernatorial election

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Party Democratic Republican

Incumbent Governor

Janet Mills
Democratic



The 2022 Maine gubernatorial election will take place on November 8, 2022, to elect the governor of Maine. Incumbent Democratic Governor Janet Mills is seeking a second term. Among the Republican candidates challenging the incumbent is former governor Paul LePage.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

Democratic candidates[a]
[2]

Declined

Endorsements

Janet Mills
State senators
Organizations

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

Republican candidates[a]
[10]

Filed paperwork

Endorsements

Paul LePage
U.S. Senators
U.S. Governors

Independents

Candidates

Potential

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[14] Lean D December 3, 2021
Inside Elections[15] Battleground September 29, 2021
Sabato's Crystal Ball[16] Lean D September 15, 2021
RCP[17] Tossup January 10, 2022

Polling

Hypothetical polling
Janet Mills vs. Paul LePage
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Janet
Mills (D)
Paul
LePage (R)
Other Undecided
SurveyUSA (D)[A] August 24–31, 2021 1,242 (RV) ± 3.5% 46% 41% 13%
SurveyUSA[B] May 13–19, 2021 514 (RV) ± 5.3% 45% 38% 4%[c] 12%

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b The images in this gallery are in the public domain or are otherwise free to use. This gallery should not be construed as a list of major or noteworthy candidates. If a candidate is not included in this gallery, it is only because there are no high-quality, copyright-free photographs of them available on the Internet.
  2. ^ Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear
  3. ^ "Other" with 2%; Michael Barden (G) with 1%
Partisan clients
  1. ^ Poll sponsored by Swing Hard Turn Left
  2. ^ Poll sponsored by Our Power Maine

References

  1. ^ Andrews, Caitlin (September 15, 2021). "Most Mainers like Janet Mills' pandemic policies. Paul LePage is still a tough matchup". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved September 15, 2021.
  2. ^ https://bangordailynews.com/2021/09/15/politics/most-mainers-like-janet-mills-pandemic-policies-paul-lepage-is-still-a-tough-matchup/
  3. ^ "Results of SurveyUSA Mkt Research Study #26081".
  4. ^ a b Howard, Andrew (October 10, 2021). "The fruitless effort to primary Janet Mills". The Maine Monitor (in American English). Retrieved October 11, 2021 – via Bangor Daily News.
  5. ^ "Candidates for Governor".
  6. ^ Shepherd, Michael (April 29, 2020). "Paul LePage says 'I am going to challenge Janet Mills' in 2022". Bangor Daily News. Archived from the original on May 2, 2020. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  7. ^ Collins, Steve (January 19, 2021). "Anti-gay activist Michael Heath says he's running for governor". Sun-Journal. Archived from the original on May 5, 2021. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  8. ^ a b c Thistle, Scott (September 22, 2021). "LePage makes a return to the campaign stage". Press Herald. Retrieved September 22, 2021.((cite news)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Mannino, Gabrielle (July 10, 2020). "Paul LePage 'officially back home' in Maine". WCSH NewsCenter Maine.
  10. ^ https://bangordailynews.com/2020/04/29/politics/paul-lepage-says-i-am-going-to-challenge-janet-mills-in-2022/
  11. ^ "NH Primary Source: Did Sununu just announce a 2022 US Senate run against Hassan? No, but …". Archived from the original on November 7, 2020. Retrieved January 19, 2021.
  12. ^ Leader, Kevin Landrigan New Hampshire Union. "Sununu says 'definitely open' to 2022 Senate bid". UnionLeader.com. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  13. ^ Piper, Jessica; Shepherd, Michael; Andrews, Caitlin (July 2, 2021). "Paul LePage versus Janet Mills is on. An anti-CMP corridor candidate might join them". Bangor Daily News. Archived from the original on July 11, 2021. Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  14. ^ "2022 Governor Race Ratings". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  15. ^ "Gubernatorial Ratings". Inside Elections. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  16. ^ "2022 Gubernatorial race ratings". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved March 11, 2021.
  17. ^ "2022 Governor Races". RCP. January 10, 2022. Retrieved January 10, 2022.
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