2022 Maine gubernatorial election

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Janet Mills in 2019.jpg
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Nominee Janet Mills Paul LePage
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, having faced no primary opposition.[1] The only Republican to file to run for the GOP nomination was former governor Paul LePage, so Mills and LePage will face each other in the November general election.[2]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Nominee

Failed to qualify for ballot access

Declined

Endorsements

Janet Mills
State legislators
Organizations

Republican primary

Candidates

Nominee

Failed to qualify for ballot access

Filed paperwork

Endorsements

Paul LePage
U.S. Senators
U.S. Governors
Organizations
  • Maine Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police[13]

Independents

Candidates

Declared

Declined

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[17] Lean D March 4, 2022
Inside Elections[18] Lean D March 4, 2022
Sabato's Crystal Ball[19] Lean D January 26, 2022
Politico[20] Lean D April 1, 2022
RCP[21] Tossup January 10, 2022
Fox News[22] Tossup May 12, 2022
538[23] Likely D June 30, 2022

Endorsements

Janet Mills (D)
State legislators
Organizations
Paul LePage (R)
U.S. Senators
U.S. Governors

Polling

Aggregate polls
Source of poll
aggregation
Dates
administered
Dates
updated
Janet
Mills (D)
Paul
LePage (R)
Other
[a]
Margin
Real Clear Politics March 14 – May 5, 2022 May 13, 2022 44.0% 40.5% 15.5% Mills +3.5
Graphical summary
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Janet
Mills (D)
Paul
LePage (R)
Other Undecided
Fabrizio Ward (R)/Impact Research (D) May 10–13, 2022 500 (LV) ± 4.4% 51% 46% 3%
Pan Atlantic Research April 21 – May 5, 2022 824 (LV) ± 3.4% 46% 42% 7% 4%
Digital Research Inc. March 14 – April 7, 2022 622 (RV) ± 3.9% 42% 39% 6%[c] 13%
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% 3%[d] 12%

Results

2022 Maine gubernatorial election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Janet Mills (incumbent)
Republican Paul LePage
Independent Sam Hunkler
Total votes

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Calculated by taking the difference of 100% and all other candidates combined.
  2. ^ Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear
  3. ^ "Independent candidate" with 6%
  4. ^ "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. ^ "Republican Paul LePage looks ahead to Main's November governor race against Gov. Janet Mills". PBS NewsHour. June 14, 2022. Retrieved June 15, 2022.
  2. ^ Hirschkorn, Phil (March 16, 2022). "It's official: Janet Mills versus Paul LePage in Maine gubernatorial race this November". WMTW.
  3. ^ "Gov. Janet Mills officially launches reelection bid". www.wabi.tv. WABI-TV. Retrieved March 9, 2022.
  4. ^ "China resident John Glowa announces as Democratic candidate for governor". The Town Line. September 15, 2021. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  5. ^ "SurveyUSA Mkt Research Study #26081". www.surveyusa.com.
  6. ^ a b c Howard, Andrew (October 10, 2021). "The fruitless effort to primary Janet Mills". The Maine Monitor. Retrieved October 11, 2021 – via Bangor Daily News.
  7. ^ "Candidates for Governor". emilyslist.org.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ a b c d 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)
  11. ^ DiStaso, John (November 6, 2020). "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. ^ Shepherd, Michael. "Paul LePage and Jared Golden win Maine police group's backing in major split". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved July 23, 2022.
  14. ^ Piper, Jessica (May 28, 2022). "A 3rd candidate joins Janet Mills and Paul LePage on the November ballot". Bangor Daily News.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ "Former Sen. Saviello says he won't run for governor". MPBN. February 3, 2022. Retrieved February 4, 2022.((cite news)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  17. ^ "2022 Governor Race Ratings". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  18. ^ "Gubernatorial Ratings". Inside Elections. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  19. ^ "2022 Gubernatorial race ratings". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved March 11, 2021.
  20. ^ "Maine Governor Race 2022". Politico. April 1, 2022.
  21. ^ "2022 Governor Races". RCP. January 10, 2022. Retrieved January 10, 2022.
  22. ^ "2022 Election Forecast". Fox News. Retrieved May 12, 2022.
  23. ^ "2022 Election Forecast". FiveThirtyEight. June 30, 2022. Retrieved June 30, 2022.
  24. ^ "Candidates for Governor". emilyslist.org.
  25. ^ DiStaso, John (November 6, 2020). "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.
  26. ^ Landrigan, Kevin (March 1, 2021). "Sununu says 'definitely open' to 2022 Senate bid". UnionLeader.com. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
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