Political party strength in Maine

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The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Maine:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:       Democratic (D),       Democratic-Republican (DR),       Federalist (F),       Greenback (GB),       Independent (I),       National Republican (NR),       National Union (NU),       Opposition (O),       Republican (R), and       Whig (W).

YearExecutive officesState LegislatureUnited States CongressElectoral College votes
GovernorAttorney GeneralSecretary of StateTreasurerState SenateState HouseU.S. Senator (Class I)U.S. Senator (Class II)U.S. House District 1U.S. House District 2Former U.S. House Districts
1820William King (DR)[1]Erastus FooteDRDRJohn Holmes (DR)John Chandler (DR)At large: Joseph Dane (F)James Monroe and Daniel D. Tompkins (DR) Green tickY
William D. Williamson (DR)[2][3]Joseph Dane (F)Ezekiel Whitman (F)5DR
Benjamin Ames (DR)[4][5]
1822Daniel Rose (DR)[2]DRDR
Albion K. Parris (DR)[6]vacant
1823DRDRWilliam Burleigh (DR)Mark Harris (DR)
Stephen Longfellow (F)
1824DRNRJohn Quincy Adams and John C. Calhoun (DR) Green tickY
1825DRDRWilliam Burleigh (NR)John Anderson (DR)3DR, 2NR
1827Enoch Lincoln (DR)[7]DRDRAlbion K. Parris (DR)[5]3NR, 2DR
Rufus McIntire (DR)
1828DRDRJohn Quincy Adams and Richard Rush (DR) Red XN
1829DRNRJohn Holmes (NR)Peleg Sprague (NR)3DR, 2NR
Nathan Cutler (D)[8]
1830Joshua Hall (D)[4]DRNR
Jonathan Hunton (NR)
1831Samuel E. Smith (D)DRDR4DR, 1NR
1832Jonathan P. RogersDemocraticDemocraticAndrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren (D) Green tickY
1833DemocraticDemocraticEther Shepley (DR)[5]Francis Smith (DR)5DR, 1NR
1834Robert P. Dunlap (D)Nathan CliffordDemocraticDemocratic
1835DemocraticDemocraticJohn Ruggles (D)John Fairfield (D)[5]4DR, 2NR
1836DemocraticDemocraticJudah Dana (DR)Martin Van Buren and Richard Mentor Johnson (D) Green tickY
1837DemocraticDemocraticReuel Williams (D)[5]Francis Smith (D)4D, 2W
1838Edward Kent (W)[9]Daniel GoodenowDemocraticWhig3D, 3W
1839John Fairfield (D)[5]Stephen EmeryDemocraticDemocraticNathan Clifford (D)Albert Smith (D)4D, 2W
1840DemocraticDemocraticWilliam Henry Harrison and John Tyler (W) Green tickY
1841Richard H. Vose (W)[2]Daniel GoodenowDemocraticWhigGeorge Evans (W)William Pitt Fessenden (W)3D, 3W
Edward Kent (W)
1842John Fairfield (D)[10]Otis L. BridgesDemocraticDemocratic
Edward Kavanaugh (D)[2][5]vacantJoshua Herrick (D)Robert P. Dunlap (D)3D, 2W
1844David Dunn (D)[4][5]Wyman B. S. MoorDemocraticDemocraticJohn Fairfield (D)[7]James K. Polk and George M. Dallas (D) Green tickY
John W. Dana (D)[2]
Hugh J. Anderson (D)
1845DemocraticDemocraticJohn Fairfield Scamman (D)4D, 1W
1847DemocraticDemocraticJames W. Bradbury (D)David Hammons (D)Asa Clapp (D)
John W. Dana (D)
1848Samuel H. BlakeDemocraticDemocraticWyman B. S. Moor (D)Lewis Cass and William O. Butler (D) Red XN
Hannibal Hamlin (D)[11]
1849Henry TallmanDemocraticDemocraticElbridge Gerry (D)Nathaniel Littlefield (D)3D, 2W
John Hubbard (D)
1851DemocraticDemocraticMoses MacDonald (D)John Appleton (D)
1852DemocraticDemocratic3W, 2DFranklin Pierce and William R. King (D) Green tickY
1853William G. Crosby (W)George EvansDemocraticDemocraticvacantSamuel Mayall (D)3W, 1D
1854WhigWhigWilliam Pitt Fessenden (W)
1855Anson P. Morrill (R)John S. AbbottRepublicanRepublicanJohn M. Wood (R)John J. Perry (O)2O, 1D, 1R
1856Samuel Wells (D)George EvansRepublicanDemocraticJohn C. Fremont and William L. Dayton (R) Red XN
1857Hannibal Hamlin (R)[10]Nathan D. AppletonRepublicanDemocraticAmos Nourse (R)Charles J. Gilman (R)4R
Joseph H. Williams (R)[2]Hannibal Hamlin (R)
1858Lot M. Morrill (R)RepublicanRepublican
1859RepublicanRepublicanWilliam Pitt Fessenden (R)[5]Daniel E. Somes (R)John J. Perry (R)
1860Josiah Hayden DrummondRepublicanRepublicanAbraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin (R) Green tickY
1861Israel Washburn Jr. (R)RepublicanRepublicanLot M. Morrill (R)John N. Goodwin (R)Charles W. Walton (R)[5]
1863Abner Coburn (R)RepublicanRepublicanLorenzo De Medici Sweat (D)Thomas Fessenden (R)3R
Sidney Perham (R)
1864Samuel Cony (R)John A. PetersRepublicanRepublicanAbraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson (NU) Green tickY
Nathan A. Farwell (R)
1865RepublicanRepublicanWilliam Pitt Fessenden (R)[7]John Lynch (R)
1867Joshua L. Chamberlain (R)William P. FryeRepublicanRepublican
1868RepublicanRepublicanUlysses S. Grant and Schuyler Colfax (R) Green tickY
1869RepublicanRepublicanHannibal Hamlin (R)Samuel P. Morrill (R)
Lot M. Morrill (R)
1870Thomas Brackett ReedRepublicanRepublican
1871Sidney Perham (R)RepublicanRepublicanWilliam P. Frye (R)
1872RepublicanRepublicanUlysses S. Grant and Henry Wilson (R) Green tickY
1873Harris M. PlaistedRepublicanRepublicanJohn H. Burleigh (R)
1874Nelson Dingley, Jr. (R)RepublicanRepublican
1876Selden Connor (R)Lucilius A. EmeryRepublicanRepublicanRutherford B. Hayes and William Almon Wheeler (R) Green tickY
James G. Blaine (R)
1877RepublicanRepublicanThomas Brackett Reed (R)
1879Alonzo Garcelon (D)William H. McLellanRepublicanDemocratic2GB, 1R
1880Daniel F. Davis (R)Henry B. CleavesRepublicanRepublicanJames A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur (R) Green tickY
1881Harris M. Plaisted (D)RepublicanRepublicanEugene Hale (R)William P. Frye (R)[7]vacant
Nelson Dingley, Jr. (R)
1883Frederick Robie (R)RepublicanRepublicanAt large: Thomas B. Reed; Nelson Dingley, Jr.; Seth L. Milliken; and Charles A. Boutelle (R)
1884James G. Blaine and John Alexander Logan (R) Red XN
1885Orville D. BakerRepublicanRepublicanThomas Brackett Reed (R)[5]Nelson Dingley, Jr. (R)[7]2R
1887Joseph R. Bodwell (R)[7]RepublicanRepublican
Sebastian Streeter Marble (R)[2]
1888Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Morton (R) Green tickY
1889Edwin C. Burleigh (R)Charles E. LittlefieldRepublicanRepublican
1892Benjamin Harrison and Whitelaw Reid (R) Red XN
1893Henry B. Cleaves (R)Frederick A. PowersRepublicanRepublican
1896William McKinley and Garret A. Hobart (R) Green tickY
1897Llewellyn Powers (R)William T. HainesRepublicanRepublican
vacantCharles E. Littlefield (R)[5]
1900Amos L. Allen (R)William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt (R) Green tickY
1901John Fremont Hill (R)George M. SeidersRepublicanRepublican
1904Theodore Roosevelt and Charles W. Fairbanks Green tickY
1905William T. Cobb (R)Hannibal Emery HamlinRepublicanRepublican
1908William Howard Taft and James S. Sherman (R) Green tickY
1909Bert M. Fernald (R)W.C. PhilbrookRepublicanRepublicanJohn P. Swasey (R)
1911Frederick W. Plaisted (D)Cyrus R. Tupper23D, 8R87D, 64RCharles Fletcher Johnson (D)Asher Hinds (R)Daniel J. McGillicuddy (D)1R, 1D
William Robinson PattangallObadiah Gardner (D)
1912Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D) Green tickY
1913William T. Haines (R)Scott WilsonJoseph W. Simpson (R)21R, 10D72R, 72D, 7IEdwin C. Burleigh (R)[7]2R
1915Oakley C. Curtis (D)William Robinson PattangallJohn E. Bunker (D)Elmer E. Newbert (D)17R, 14D78D, 69R
1916Charles Evans Hughes and Charles W. Fairbanks (R) Red XN
Bert M. Fernald (R)
1917Carl E. Milliken (R)Guy H. Sturgis (R)Frank W. Ball (R)Joseph W. Simpson (R)28R, 3D105R, 46DFrederick Hale (R)Louis B. Goodall (R)Wallace H. White, Jr. (R)
191929R, 2D110R, 41D
1920Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R) Green tickY
1921Frederic H. Parkhurst (R)[7]Ransford W. Shaw (R)William L. Bonney (R)31R135R, 16DCarroll L. Beedy (R)
Percival P. Baxter (R)[12]
192328R, 3D116R, 35D
1924Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R) Green tickY
1925Owen Brewster (R)Raymond Fellows (R)30R, 1D122R, 29D
Arthur R. Gould (R)
1927Edgar C. Smith (R)William S. Owen (R)30R, 1D129R, 22D
1928Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Green tickY
1929William Tudor Gardiner (R)Clement F. Robinson (R)30R135R, 16D
193131R120R, 31DWallace H. White, Jr. (R)Donald B. Partridge (R)
1932Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Red XN
1933Louis J. Brann (D)Clyde R. Chapman (R)Robinson C. Tobey (R)George S. Foster (?)26R, 7D93R, 57D, 1IEdward C. Moran, Jr. (D)John G. Utterback (D)
1935Lewis O. Barrows (R)22R, 11D96R, 55DSimon M. Hamlin (D)Owen Brewster (R)
1936Alf Landon and Frank Knox (R) Red XN
1937Lewis O. Barrows (R)Franz U. Burkett (R)Frederick Robie (R)Belmont Smith (R)29R, 4D124R, 27DJames C. Oliver (R)Clyde H. Smith (R)[7]
193930R, 3D125R, 26D
1940Wendell Willkie and Charles L. McNary (R) Red XN
Margaret Chase Smith (R)
1941Sumner Sewall (R)Frank I. Cowen (R)31R, 2D129R, 22DOwen Brewster (R)[5]Frank Fellows (R)[7]
1942Harold I. Goss (R)
1943Joseph H. McGillicuddy (R)32R, 1D136R, 15DRobert Hale (R)
1944Thomas E. Dewey and John W. Bricker (R) Red XN
1945Horace A. Hildreth (R)Ralph W. Farris (R)31R, 2D136R, 15D
1947Frank S. Carpenter (R)30R, 3D127R, 24D
1948Thomas E. Dewey and Earl Warren (R) Red XN
1949Frederick G. Payne (R)28R, 5D125R, 25DMargaret Chase Smith (R)Charles P. Nelson (R)
1951Alexander A. LaFleur (R)31R, 2D126R, 24D, 1I
Clifford McIntire (R)
1952Burton M. Cross (R)Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R) Green tickY
1953Nathaniel M. Haskell (R)31R, 2D127R, 24DFrederick G. Payne (R)
1954Burton M. Cross (R)
1955Edmund Muskie (D)Frank F. Harding (R)27R, 6D117R, 34D
195725R, 8D100R, 51DFrank M. Coffin (D)
1959Clinton Clauson (D)Frank E. Hancock (R)21R, 12D93R, 58DEdmund Muskie (D)James C. Oliver (D)
1960John H. Reed (R)Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R) Red XN
1961Paul A. MacDonald (R)30R, 3D112R, 39DPeter A. Garland (R)Stanley R. Tupper (R)
196329R, 5D110R, 41DStanley R. Tupper (R)Clifford McIntire (R)districts eliminated
1964Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D) Green tickY
1965Richard J. Dubord (D)Kenneth M. Curtis (D)Eben L. Elwell (D)29D, 5R81D, 70RWilliam Hathaway (D)
1967Kenneth M. Curtis (D)James S. Erwin (R)Joseph T. Edgar (D)Michael A. Napolitano (R)24R, 10D94R, 57DPeter N. Kyros (D)
1968Hubert Humphrey and Edmund Muskie (D) Red XN
1969Norman K. Ferguson (R)18R, 14D85R, 66D
197118R, 14D80R, 71D
1972Jon A. Lund (R)Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
197322R, 11D79R, 72DWilliam Hathaway (D)William Cohen (R)
1975James Longley (I)Joseph E. Brennan (D)Markham L. Gartley (D)Rodney L. Scribner (D)19R, 15D91D, 51R, 1IDavid F. Emery (R)
1976Leighton Cooney (D)Gerald Ford and Bob Dole (R) Red XN
197721R, 12D88D, 63R
1979Joseph E. Brennan (D)Richard S. Cohen (R)Rodney S. Quinn (D)Jerrold Speers (R)19R, 13D, 1I77D, 73R, 1IWilliam Cohen (R)Olympia Snowe (R)
1980George Mitchell (D)Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush (R) Green tickY
1981James E. Tierney (D)Samuel Shapiro (D)17R, 16D84D, 67R
198323D, 10R93D, 58RJohn R. McKernan, Jr. (R)
198524D, 11R85D, 66R
1987John R. McKernan, Jr. (R)20D, 15R87D, 63R, 1IJoseph E. Brennan (D)
1988George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Green tickY
1989William Diamond (D)20D, 15R98D, 53R
1991Michael E. Carpenter (D)21D, 14R97D, 54RThomas Andrews (D)
1992Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D) Green tickY
199320D, 15R91D, 58R, 2I
1995Angus King (I)Andrew Ketterer (D)18R, 16D, 1I75D, 75R, 1IOlympia Snowe (R)James B. Longley, Jr. (R)John Baldacci (D)
1997Dan Gwadosky (D)Dale McCormick (D)19D, 15R, 1I81D, 69R, 1ISusan Collins (R)Tom Allen (D)
199919D, 15R, 1I79D, 71R, 1I
2000Al Gore and Joe Lieberman (D) Red XN
2001G. Steven Rowe (D)17R, 17D, 1I88D, 62R, 1I
2003John Baldacci (D)18D, 17R82D, 66R, 2I, 1GMike Michaud (D)
2004John Kerry and John Edwards (D) Red XN
2005Matthew Dunlap (D)David Lemoine (D)19D, 16R74D, 73R, 3I, 1G
200718D, 17R90D, 59R, 2I
2008Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D) Green tickY
2009Janet Mills (D)20D, 15R95D, 55R, 1IChellie Pingree (D)
2011Paul LePage (R)William Schneider (R)Charlie Summers (R)Bruce Poliquin (R)20R, 14D, 1I78R, 72D, 1I
2013Janet Mills (D)Matthew Dunlap (D)Neria Douglass (D)19D, 15R, 1I89D, 58R, 4IAngus King (I)
2015Teresea Hayes (I)20R, 15D79D, 68R, 4IBruce Poliquin (R)
YearGovernorAttorney GeneralSecretary of StateTreasurerState SenateState HouseU.S. Senator (Class I)U.S. Senator (Class II)U.S. House District 1U.S. House District 2Former U.S. House DistrictsElectoral College votes
Executive officesState LegislatureUnited States Congress


  1. ^ Resigned to take appointment as a minister to negotiate a treaty with Spain.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g As president of the state Senate, filled unexpired term.
  3. ^ Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States House of Representatives.
  4. ^ a b c As speaker of the state House, filled unexpired term.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Resigned.
  6. ^ Elected to the United States Senate.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Died in office.
  8. ^ As president of the state Senate, filled unexpired term until his Senate term expired.
  9. ^ Won a close election, but Democrats challenged the election. He was finally declared the winner by the state Supreme Court and sworn in on January 19, 1838.
  10. ^ a b Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate.
  11. ^ Resigned to take an elected seat as Governor.
  12. ^ As president of the senate, filled unexpired term, and was later elected in his own right.

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