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There are also races in Montana, South Carolina, Kansas, Alaska and Texas that could flip if Democrats are having a REALLY good night. Give him Hawaii, Biden needs to find 58 electoral votes somewhere — some combination of Minnesota (10), Arizona (11), Michigan (16), Wisconsin (10), Pennsylvania (20), Iowa (6), Nevada (6), Maine (3), ME-02 (1), NE-02 (1), Georgia (16). By Allan James Vestal, Andrew Briz, Annette Choi, Beatrice Jin, Andrew McGill and Lily Mihalik. But Maine is an unusual shade of blue -- 8 of the state's 16 counties voted for Barack Obama twice and then flipped for Trump in 2016. (I) denotes an incumbent. Two races in that state, and one is almost certain to head to a January 5 runoff, while the other is going to be extremely close and could potentially also go to a runoff. Happy Election Day! Maine voters will elect a U.S. Stay tuned on Nov. 3 for live analysis from our reporters. [17] She has also been criticized for running for third, fourth, and fifth Senate terms despite vowing to serve no more than two terms during her 1996 campaign, though she has explained this as a product of having learned the value of seniority in the Senate. Lisa Savage(Maine Green Independent Party) 2. Related Content. Calculated by taking the difference of 100% and all other candidates combined. The Senate is in the spotlight as 2020 contests get underway. Party primaries were initially scheduled to take place on June 9, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the state, Governor Janet Mills rescheduled them for July 14. Gideon’s campaign manager, Amy Mes… This was Maine's first election for its Class 2 seat to use its ranked choice voting system. Senate! [11][12][13][14] She said she voted to acquit because "impeachment of a president should be reserved for conduct that poses such a serious threat to our governmental institutions as to warrant the extreme step of immediate removal from office. "We came up short," Gideon told supporters on Wednesday afternoon. Lisa Savage left the party because of Maine's ballot access requirements; Savage needed 2,000 registered party members to sign a nomination petition to appear on the ballot as the Green Party candidate but could only gather them from January 1 until the March 15 deadline. Bre Kidman 3. Instead, Savage sought to appear as an independent candidate, which required 4,000 signatures, but they may be from any registered voter, not just party members and they could have been gathered until the June deadline. Share Tweet Email. [8][9] She also faced criticism for her stance on the impeachment of President Donald Trump. We do not have data for the following candidates: Danielle Vanhelsing (I) Tiffany Bond (I) NOTE: All the numbers on this page are for the 2015-2020 Senate election cycle and based on Federal Election Commission data available electronically on November 28, 2020. Live Maine election results from the 2020 general election including presidential, Senate and House races and ballot initiatives. 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The Green Party had roughly 41,000 members statewide, which was significantly fewer than the Democratic and Republican parties but nonetheless required the same number of signatures. Lisa Savage, a longtime antiwar activist and schoolteacher from Solon, initially sought the Maine Green Independent Party nomination, but in late February, she announced her intention to instead qualify for the ballot as an independent due to Maine's restrictive ballot access measures. Ranked-choice voting will come into play in the Maine 2020 Senate race with four candidates appearing on the ballot: Collins, the long-time GOP incumbent fighting to … November 2020 die Zusammensetzung dieser oberen Kammer des Kongresses der Vereinigten Staaten bestimmt. No surprise, I'm watching the battle for Senate control. ; Die Republikaner* verfügen seit 2014 über eine Mehrheit im US-Senat. But one thing to keep a close eye on: Georgia. The emphasis on seniority became a key theme of her campaign. You may not have children, but I do, and they deserve a goddam future without crippling debt and a crumbling planet. James Stephanie Department of Useless Facts: Aroostook County, Maine, is so big that it's larger than Connecticut and Rhode Island combined. The race for Maine's U.S. Senate is a tight one. He can lose Georgia, but then he needs to win EVERYTHING ELSE if he also lost Pennsylvania. All told, more than $120 million was spent by both candidates and their allies on advertising. #mepolitics", "Green candidate's entry pushes Maine toward ranked-choice U.S. Senate race in 2020", "If only you hadn't voted for a tax bill that buries us in an absurd amount of debt and hinders our flexibility to find solutions. With 33 seats up for grabs — and Republicans currently holding a narrow majority — here's everything you need to know. Two debates were held with all three candidates, while one hosted by WCSH was attended only by Sweet and Kidman. We analyzed Maine’s Senate race to determine who we think will win in 2020. Sen. Susan Collins. Bei der Wahl zum Senat der Vereinigten Staaten 2020 wurde planmäßig am 3. During his presidency, Collins's stance on Trump waffled, as he did not share her moderate politics, but had a strong base in Maine's sprawling, rural 2nd congressional district. But that didn’t include millions of dollars of so-called dark money. Maine was the only state to elect a senator of a different party than the winner of its presidential contest in the November 3 election, with Collins outperforming President Donald Trump by nearly 18%, who lost the state to Democratic nominee Joe Biden by 9.1%. Michael Bunker 5. Gov., former Maine Sen. Cohen", "Baker, long averse to national GOP politics, backs Susan Collins in Maine Senate race", "Blue state GOP Govs. Tracking the money in Maine’s 2020 US Senate race. It will be updated following the primary on July 14, 2020. Stephanie Meanwhile, Collins goes into Election Night never revealing whether she voted for Trump for a second term. Gideon Concedes Maine Senate Race November 4, 2020 at 1:29 pm EST By Taegan Goddard 225 Comments Sen. Susan Collins said her Democratic opponent, Sara Gideon, called her to concede in the Maine Senate race, Politico reports. Charlie That ad is a perfect example of how Collins has tried to hang on in Maine despite the state's blue tilt. Or... it could be won in January. 755 – Senate Vote #33 – Feb 5, 2020", "Guilty or Not Guilty H.Res. Write-in Douglas Fogg for U.S. So the majority could be won tonight. The candidate list below is based on candidate filing lists provided by the Maine Secretary of State on March 16, 2020. If Collins can hang on, Democrats will have a much, much tougher time winning the Senate back. Collins has won each election to this seat by a greater victory margin than the one before it. [89] Collins at one point proposed holding 16 debates, one for every county in Maine, but such a schedule was not agreed upon. Observers did not anticipate this election to continue that trend.[4][5][6][7]. Maine’s US Senate election was too close to call early Tuesday morning and Democratic challenger Sara Gideon called it a night, according to a report. [90], Collins defeated Gideon in the general election with 51.1% of the first-place votes, precluding additional rounds of tabulation. Hire a mom for Senate", "Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions", "Combined, Susan Collins and Sara Gideon have spent $30 million dollars so far trying to convince you to vote for them, or, based on the negative campaigning, convincing you not to vote for the other. The Legislature later enacted a law to ensure that it's used in the presidential race. The likeliest flip for Republicans is Alabama. [144], Likely primary voter subsample of 306 likely general election Democratic voters, Undecided with 31%; LaJeunesse with 0%; "another candidate" with 2%. #mepolitics", "Former Maine Gov. She's facing easily the toughest reelection of her career, and her message has been that she's delivered for the state and never "Gone Washington," basically arguing that handing over this seat to someone less experienced would result in big losses. Republicans go into the night with a 53-47 majority. [26] Later that month, he announced his intention to drop out of the race to support Collins. If Democrats can flip two of those three, they'll likely win back the majority six years after losing it. To your point about Maine's blue tilt, James, the Maine Democratic Party even paid for lawn signs that say "TRUMP COLLINS 2020" to try and tie her to the president. [73], The four candidates participated in two in-person debates on September 11 and September 29, both held without an audience. It might leave @SenatorBrakey alone in the #me02 primary. He said he respects @SenatorCollins & her approach to governing, even if he doesn't always agree with her. [2], Republican Senator Susan Collins, widely considered the most liberal Republican U.S. senator, ran for a fifth term. Live 2020 Maine election results and maps by country and district. The state is no better informed after $200 million in campaign spending, but we may be more divided than ever. The 2020 United States Senate election in Maine was held on November 3, 2020, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Maine, concurrently with the 2020 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the United States Senate, elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. @BrucePoliquin confirms that he won't run for office in 2020. Kirsten Gillibrand Wants To Be Behind That Effort", "ME-Sen: Sen. Chris Murphy (D. CT) Helps ME House Speaker Sara Gideon (D) Defeat Susan Collins (R)", "Representative Chellie Pingree Endorses Sara Gideon for U.S. Senate", "Gov. OpenSecrets.org coverage of the Maine Congressional races being held in 2020. Maine has an middling number of people with four-year college degrees. Maine has one of the most competitive Senate races this cycle. Jonathan Treacy 4. #MESen #MEpolitics", "Democrats lining up to consider challenging Collins in 2020", "The effort to unseat Susan Collins in 2020 is already underway", "Lewiston lawyer might challenge Collins in 2020", "Here's the latest on Maine Democrats mulling a run against Susan Collins in 2020", "Not surprising, but @RepGolden said today he is not going to run for US Senate. [1] Examples of this discrepancy include Wells, a coastal town in the state’s liberal southeast corner, where Biden won by 14% and Collins by 9%. Skip to Navigation; Skip to Main Content ; Skip to Footer; 92k advertisers spent $2 billion to run 14 million online political ads: SEE THE DATA › You can support journalism in the public interest. The senator from Maine has emerged from the toughest re-election battle of her career more influential than ever, and ready to play a crucial deal-making role in a divided Senate. MAINE, Maine — To say Maine's 2020 U.S. Senate race is the most expensive political race in state history doesn't even begin to explain what's going on. Maine is one of the least diverse states in the U.S. Maine's median household income falls in the middle of the pack. ", "Maine Green Independent Party Endorses US Senate Candidate Savage", "Voters in Maine this year get to do something envied and desired by much of the United States: vote for a thoroughly progressive candidate without worrying about in any way benefitting the worst candidate on the ballot", "Lisa Savage for U.S. Senate, Rank Sara Gideon second to stop Susan Collins", "Jared Golden vows to remain neutral in Susan Collins' US Senate race", "Senate Latest: GOP Sen. Collins wins reelection in Maine", "Democrat Sara Gideon concedes to Sen. Collins", "Anonymous accusations prompt House Speaker to call on Democratic lawmaker to resign", "Once considered a strong favorite, Collins faces toughest challenge", "In Maine, a Race About the Issues Has Become a Referendum on Susan Collins", "The Senate seats most likely to flip parties in November", "Maine: Election Tools, Deadlines, Dates, Rules, and Links", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2020_United_States_Senate_election_in_Maine&oldid=991499166, Articles with dead external links from October 2020, All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Bre Kidman, attorney, activist, and artist, Betsy Sweet, activist, former director of the, Ross LaJeunesse, former Head of International Relations at, Cathleen London, physician and member of the, Jon Treacy, retired U.S. Air Force Major General, Rosa Scarcelli, businesswoman and candidate for governor of Maine in, Amy Colter, law office manager (write-in candidate), Max Linn, perennial candidate, financial planner, and disqualified Republican candidate for the, Lisa Savage, peace activist and schoolteacher, Joshua Arnone, accounting clerk affiliated with the Libertarian Party of Maine, Danielle VanHelsing, LGBTQ rights activist, Linda Wooten, vocational educator and conservative activist, Ross LaJeunesse, former aide to George J. Mitchell, Ted Kennedy, Steve Westly and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maine State Association of Letter Carriers, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 791, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445, Bre Kidman, attorney, activist, and former candidate for the Democratic Senate nomination in Maine, This page was last edited on 30 November 2020, at 11:17. Dabei standen 35 der 100 Senatssitze zur Wahl, regulär die 33 Senatoren der Klasse II und Nachwahlen in Arizona (für das Mandat des verstorbenen John McCain) und in Georgia (für den Sitz des … See election results, a county-by-county map and more for the Maine U.S. Senate election on Nov. 3, 2020. On April 20, 2019, attorney and activist Bre Kidman became the first person to announce their candidacy for the Democratic nomination, making them the first ever U.S. Senate candidate who identifies as non-binary. Danielle VanHelsing(Independent) Democratic primary candidates 1. The possibilities are a little dizzying. The Democratic nominee, Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives Sara Gideon, supports criminal justice reforms, expansion of the Affordable Care Act, rejoining the Paris Climate Accord, and imposing universal background checks on gun sales to combat gun violence. Additional data from U.S. Census Bureau, MIT Election Lab and POLITICO reporting. It was early October; Nemitz, a columnist for the Portland Press Herald, had his home television muted during a commercial break when he saw a familiar face appear on screen.It had been almost a year since Bill Green, a legendary Maine journalist, had … ", "Sen. Susan Collins announces re-election campaign", "A Trump Republican says he'll challenge Susan Collins from the right in 2020", "Longshot Republican primary challenger to Susan Collins exits 2020 race", "Federal judge rejects Max Linn's effort to run in Maine Republican primary", ". See our election dashboard and find your local races. 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[23][24][25] In April, Savage turned in more than 5,500 signatures to the Secretary of State's office and thus qualified for the general election ballot. POLITICO's coverage of 2020 races for President, Senate, House, Governors and Key Ballot Measures. Linn (I) with 2%; "Don't recall" and would not vote with 1%; Did not vote with 0%; Undecided with 1%, Standard VI response with voters who lean towards a given candidate, Linn (I) and "Someone else" with 1%; Undecided with 4%, Reassigning the second preferences of Linn, Savage and "Someone else" voters, "No second choice" and "Someone else" with 1%; Undecided with 4%, Reassigning the second preferences of Savage voters, Reassigning the second preferences of Linn and Savage voters, Linn (I), "Someone else" and "Refused" with 1%; would not vote with 0%; Undecided with 7%, "No second preference" and "Refused" with 1%; Linn (I) and "Someone else" with 0%; Undecided with 7%, If the only candidates were Collins and Gideon, Linn (I) with 2%; "Other" and "Refused" with 1%; Undecided with 5%, Assigning the second preferences of non-Collins/Gideon voters, Linn (I) and "Refused" with 1%; "Other" with 0%; Undecided with 6%, Topline after Ranked Choice Voting is used, Would not vote with 1%; Linn (I) and "someone else" with 0%; "Undecided/Refused" with 6%, "Someone else" with 1%; Undecided with 3%, "Other" with 2%; Linn (I) with 0%; Undecided with 7%, Would not vote with 1%; Undecided with 7%, If only Collins and Gideon were candidates, Would not vote with 1%; Undecided with 4%, "Refused" and would not vote with 1%; Undecided with 13%, Would not vote with 2%; "Refused" with 1%; Undecided with 14%, Would not vote with 2%; "Refused" with 1%; Undecided with 15%, "Someone else" and would not vote with 2%; Undecided with 6%, "Minor party candidates" with 6%; Undecided with 12%, Additional data sourced from FiveThirtyEight, Undecided with 12%; "Would not vote/would not vote for US Senate" with 1%, First choice on an RCV ballot if the candidates were Collins, Gideon and VanHelsing (I), "Consider voting for Collins" with 40%; Undecided with 8%, United States Senate election in Maine, 2020, Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, 2018 United States Senate election in Maine, Joint Action Committee for Political Affairs, International Union of Operating Engineers, Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, "Where Senators Stand on the Health Care Bill", "New Report Calls Maine 2020 Senate Race A 'Toss-Up, "Cook Political Report moves Susan Collins Senate race to 'toss up, "Political expert says next year's Senate race a 'toss-up, "U.S. Senate: U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 115th Congress – 2nd Session", "On the Nomination PN2259: Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to ... – Senate Vote #223 – Oct 6, 2018", "READ: Susan Collins' statement on impeachment witness vote", "U.S. Senate: U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 116th Congress – 2nd Session", "Guilty or Not Guilty H.Res. Their ads visually look similar, but the super PAC Senate Majority PAC has been spending weeks running 15-second TV ads where Maine voters saying they used to support Collins, but give various reasons for why the thinks she's changed and they can't support her anymore, Speaking of the Susan Collins Senate race in Maine, here's one of her ads. Election results provided by the Associated Press. Shows a commitment to transparency. Alex's sources are likely right, and it's going to be a long wait. No alternative party candidate for statewide office had been able to meet this requirement since Pat LaMarche did so in 2006 for Governor. [76] Two qualified for positions on the November ballot. Republican Senator Susan Collins was challenged by Democratic nominee Sara Gideon, the speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, as well as independent candidates Lisa Savage and Max Linn. Popular vote in Maine over time Below is a chart over time of our model’s best estimate of each major party’s share of the vote in Maine’s Senate race (ignoring votes cast for third parties) . [33][34][35][36] A number of other candidates announced their candidacies, including General Jon Treacy and former Google executive and political aide Ross LaJeunesse, who would have been the first openly gay man elected to the Senate. Betsy Sweet Withdrew, disqualified, or did not make ballot 1. For much of the 2020 election cycle, experts lumped in Colorado and Maine Senate races in the same sentence. Author of POLITICO Massachusetts Playbook. Candidate for Senate in Maine", "Green US Senate candidate to unenroll for easier path to Maine ballot in 2020", "Max Linn Cleared For Ballot After Challenge Is Withdrawn", "Max Linn now says he'll only quit Senate race if Susan Collins endorses 5 policies", "Mills officially pushes back June elections to July 14", "Progressive Democrat Betsy Sweet unveils bid to challenge Susan Collins", "Gideon announces she will challenge Collins in 2020", "Sara Gideon to Challenge Susan Collins for Maine Senate Seat", "Susan Collins draws a Democratic challenger who seeks to undermine her moderate image", "Maine Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Sara Gideon skips debate", "Maine Democratic US Senate hopeful Gideon misses debate", "Underdogs get last chance to challenge Democratic favorite in Maine US Senate debate", "Saco lawyer Bre Kidman seeks Democratic backing to challenge Susan Collins", "Michael Bunker of Bangor has filed to run as a Dem against @SenatorCollins in 2020 #mepolitics #mesen", "I am running because #SCOTUS cannot wait @SenatorCollins needs to realize that Maine & the country are watching & she was held accountable for her votes #mepolitics My announcement: www.doctorcatlondonforme.com/_api/media-share-server-for-video/crp5?instance-id=5f191a6c-020c-4fc6-9b82-2786411308cb&component-id=comp-jjog8axh&channel-id=2435a32f-3d87-4ae1-aac4-b8175b02e63c&video-id=b3603e263c0a42348786f1c1f8fe8d60&bi-token=8a23ff18-94ae-0e5a-0a87-60cb8863dede … @DrCat4ME", "LONDON, Cathleen Greenberg Dr – Candidate overview", "Independent challenging Collins aims to be first transgender member of Congress", "Retired General From Oxford Withdraws From US Senate Race", "Democrats aren't racing to run against Susan Collins in 2020", "Unbelievably honored to have the endorsement of so many Mainers as I launch my campaign for U.S. Senate to defeat Susan Collins.

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