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Political party strength in Maine

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).

Year Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Attorney General Secretary of State Treasurer State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House District 1 U.S. House District 2 Former U.S. House Districts
1820 William King (DR)[1] Erastus Foote DR DR   John Chandler (DR) At large: Joseph Dane (F) James Monroe and Daniel D. Tompkins (DR) Green tickY
1821 DR DR
William D. Williamson (DR)[2][3] John Holmes (DR) Joseph Dane (F) Ezekiel Whitman (F) 5DR
Benjamin Ames (DR)[4][5]
1822 Daniel Rose (DR)[2] DR DR
Albion K. Parris (DR)[6] vacant
1823 DR DR   William Burleigh (DR) Mark Harris (DR)
Stephen Longfellow (F)
1824 DR NR John Quincy Adams and John C. Calhoun (DR) Green tickY
1825 DR DR William Burleigh (NR) John Anderson (DR) 3DR, 2NR
1826 DR DR
1827 Enoch Lincoln (DR)[7] DR DR Albion K. Parris (DR)[5] 3NR, 2DR
Rufus McIntire (DR)
1828 DR DR John Quincy Adams and Richard Rush (DR) Red XN
1829 DR NR John Holmes (NR) Peleg Sprague (NR) 3DR, 2NR
Nathan Cutler (D)[8]
1830 Joshua Hall (D)[4] DR NR
Jonathan Hunton (NR)
1831 Samuel E. Smith (D) DR DR 4DR, 1NR
1832 Jonathan P. Rogers Democratic Democratic Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren (D) Green tickY
1833 Democratic Democratic Ether Shepley (DR)[5] Francis Smith (DR) 5DR, 1NR
1834 Robert P. Dunlap (D) Nathan Clifford Democratic Democratic
1835 Democratic Democratic John Ruggles (D) John Fairfield (D)[5] 4DR, 2NR
1836 Democratic Democratic Judah Dana (DR) Martin Van Buren and Richard Mentor Johnson (D) Green tickY
1837 Democratic Democratic   Francis Smith (D) 4D, 2W
1838 Edward Kent (W)[9] Daniel Goodenow Democratic Whig 3D, 3W
1839 John Fairfield (D)[5] Stephen Emery Democratic Democratic Reuel Williams (D)[5] Nathan Clifford (D) Albert Smith (D) 4D, 2W
1840 Democratic Democratic William Henry Harrison and John Tyler (W) Green tickY
1841 Richard H. Vose (W)[2] Daniel Goodenow Democratic Whig George Evans (W) William Pitt Fessenden (W) 3D, 3W
Edward Kent (W)
1842 John Fairfield (D)[10] Otis L. Bridges Democratic Democratic
1843 Democratic Democratic
Edward Kavanaugh (D)[2][5] vacant Joshua Herrick (D) Robert P. Dunlap (D) 3D, 2W
1844 David Dunn (D)[4][5] Wyman B. S. Moor Democratic Democratic   Y
John W. Dana (D)[2]
Hugh J. Anderson (D)
1845 Democratic Democratic John Fairfield (D)[7] John Fairfield Scamman (D) 4D, 1W
1846 Democratic Democratic
1847 Democratic Democratic James W. Bradbury (D) David Hammons (D) Asa Clapp (D)
John W. Dana (D)
1848 Samuel H. Blake Democratic Democratic Wyman B. S. Moor (D) Lewis Cass and William O. Butler (D) Red XN
1849 Henry Tallman Democratic Democratic Elbridge Gerry (D) Nathaniel Littlefield (D) 3D, 2W
1850 Democratic Democratic
John Hubbard (D)
1851 Democratic Democratic Hannibal Hamlin (D)[11] Moses MacDonald (D) John Appleton (D)
1852 Democratic Democratic 3W, 2D Franklin Pierce and William R. King (D) Green tickY
1853 William G. Crosby (W) George Evans Democratic Democratic vacant Samuel Mayall (D) 3W, 1D
1854 Whig Whig William Pitt Fessenden (W)
1855 Anson P. Morrill (R) John S. Abbott Republican Republican John M. Wood (R) John J. Perry (O) 2O, 1D, 1R
1856 Samuel Wells (D) George Evans Republican Democratic John C. Fremont and William L. Dayton (R) Red XN
1857 Hannibal Hamlin (R)[10] Nathan D. Appleton Republican Democratic Amos Nourse (R) Charles J. Gilman (R) 4R
Joseph H. Williams (R)[2] Hannibal Hamlin (R)
1858 Lot M. Morrill (R) Republican Republican
1859 Republican Republican William Pitt Fessenden (R)[5] Daniel E. Somes (R) John J. Perry (R)
1860 Josiah Hayden Drummond Republican Republican Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin (R) Green tickY
1861 Israel Washburn Jr. (R) Republican Republican   John N. Goodwin (R) Charles W. Walton (R)[5]
1862 Republican Republican vacant
1863 Abner Coburn (R) Republican Republican Lot M. Morrill (R) Lorenzo De Medici Sweat (D) Thomas Fessenden (R) 3R
Sidney Perham (R)
1864 Samuel Cony (R) John A. Peters Republican Republican Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson (NU) Green tickY
Nathan A. Farwell (R)
1865 Republican Republican William Pitt Fessenden (R)[7] John Lynch (R)
1866 Republican Republican
1867 Joshua L. Chamberlain (R) William P. Frye Republican Republican
1868 Republican Republican Ulysses S. Grant and Schuyler Colfax (R) Green tickY
1869 Republican Republican Hannibal Hamlin (R) Samuel P. Morrill (R)
1870 Thomas Brackett Reed Republican Republican
1871 Sidney Perham (R) Republican Republican Lot M. Morrill (R) William P. Frye (R)
1872 Republican Republican Ulysses S. Grant and Henry Wilson (R) Green tickY
1873 Harris M. Plaisted Republican Republican John H. Burleigh (R)
1874 Nelson Dingley, Jr. (R) Republican Republican
1875 Republican Republican  
1876 Selden Connor (R) Lucilius A. Emery Republican Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and William Almon Wheeler (R) Green tickY
1877 Republican Republican James G. Blaine (R) Thomas Brackett Reed (R)
1878 Republican Republican
1879 Alonzo Garcelon (D) William H. McLellan Republican Democratic 2GB, 1R
1880 Daniel F. Davis (R) Henry B. Cleaves Republican Republican James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur (R) Green tickY
1881 Harris M. Plaisted (D) Republican Republican     vacant
Nelson Dingley, Jr. (R)
1883 Frederick Robie (R) Republican Republican   At large: Thomas B. Reed; Nelson Dingley, Jr.; Seth L. Milliken; and Charles A. Boutelle (R)
1884 James G. Blaine and John Alexander Logan (R) Red XN
1885 Orville D. Baker Republican Republican Thomas Brackett Reed (R)[5] Nelson Dingley, Jr. (R)[7] 2R
1887 Joseph R. Bodwell (R)[7] Republican Republican  
Sebastian Streeter Marble (R)[2]
1888 Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Morton (R) Green tickY
1889 Edwin C. Burleigh (R) Charles E. Littlefield Republican Republican  
1891 Republican Republican
1892 Benjamin Harrison and Whitelaw Reid (R) Red XN
1893 Henry B. Cleaves (R) Frederick A. Powers Republican Republican Eugene Hale (R)
1895 Republican Republican William P. Frye (R)[7]
1896 William McKinley and Garret A. Hobart (R) Green tickY
1897 Llewellyn Powers (R) William T. Haines Republican Republican
1899 Republican Republican   vacant
vacant Charles E. Littlefield (R)[5]
1900 Amos L. Allen (R) William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt (R) Green tickY
1901 John Fremont Hill (R) George M. Seiders Republican Republican  
1903 Republican Republican
1904 Theodore Roosevelt and Charles W. Fairbanks Green tickY
1905 William T. Cobb (R) Hannibal Emery Hamlin Republican Republican  
1907 Republican Republican  
1908 William Howard Taft and James S. Sherman (R) Green tickY
1909 Bert M. Fernald (R) W.C. Philbrook Republican Republican John P. Swasey (R)
1911 Frederick W. Plaisted (D) Cyrus R. Tupper 23D, 8R 87D, 64R Charles Fletcher Johnson (D) Asher Hinds (R) Daniel J. McGillicuddy (D) 1R, 1D
William Robinson Pattangall Obadiah Gardner (D)
1912 Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D) Green tickY
1913 William T. Haines (R) Scott Wilson Joseph W. Simpson (R) 21R, 10D 72R, 72D, 7I Edwin C. Burleigh (R)[7] 2R
1915 Oakley C. Curtis (D) William Robinson Pattangall John E. Bunker (D) Elmer E. Newbert (D) 17R, 14D 78D, 69R
1916 Charles Evans Hughes and Charles W. Fairbanks (R) Red XN
1917 Carl E. Milliken (R) Guy H. Sturgis (R) Frank W. Ball (R) Joseph W. Simpson (R) 28R, 3D 105R, 46D   Louis B. Goodall (R) Wallace H. White, Jr. (R)
1919 29R, 2D 110R, 41D Bert M. Fernald (R)
1920 Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R) Green tickY
1921 Frederic H. Parkhurst (R)[7] Ransford W. Shaw (R) William L. Bonney (R) 31R 135R, 16D Carroll L. Beedy (R)
Percival P. Baxter (R)[12]
1923 28R, 3D 116R, 35D Frederick Hale (R)
1924 Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R) Green tickY
1925 Owen Brewster (R) Raymond Fellows (R) 30R, 1D 122R, 29D  
Arthur R. Gould (R)
1927 Edgar C. Smith (R) William S. Owen (R) 30R, 1D 129R, 22D
1928 Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Green tickY
1929 William Tudor Gardiner (R) Clement F. Robinson (R) 30R 135R, 16D  
1931 31R 120R, 31D   Donald B. Partridge (R)
1932 Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Red XN
1933 Louis J. Brann (D) Clyde R. Chapman (R) Robinson C. Tobey (R) George S. Foster (?) 26R, 7D 93R, 57D, 1I Edward C. Moran, Jr. (D) John G. Utterback (D)
1935 Lewis O. Barrows (R) 22R, 11D 96R, 55D   Simon M. Hamlin (D) Owen Brewster (R)
1936 Alf Landon and Frank Knox (R) Red XN
1937 Lewis O. Barrows (R) Franz U. Burkett (R) Frederick Robie (R) Belmont Smith (R) 29R, 4D 124R, 27D Wallace H. White, Jr. (R) James C. Oliver (R) Clyde H. Smith (R)[7]
1939 30R, 3D 125R, 26D
1940 Wendell Willkie and Charles L. McNary (R) Red XN
Margaret Chase Smith (R)
1941 Sumner Sewall (R) Frank I. Cowen (R) 31R, 2D 129R, 22D Owen Brewster (R)[5] Frank Fellows (R)[7]
1942 Harold I. Goss (R)
1943 Joseph H. McGillicuddy (R) 32R, 1D 136R, 15D   Robert Hale (R)
1944 Thomas E. Dewey and John W. Bricker (R) Red XN
1945 Horace A. Hildreth (R) Ralph W. Farris (R) 31R, 2D 136R, 15D
1947 Frank S. Carpenter (R) 30R, 3D 127R, 24D  
1948 Thomas E. Dewey and Earl Warren (R) Red XN
1949 Frederick G. Payne (R) 28R, 5D 125R, 25D   Charles P. Nelson (R)
1951 Alexander A. LaFleur (R) 31R, 2D 126R, 24D, 1I
Clifford McIntire (R)
1952 Burton M. Cross (R) Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R) Green tickY
1953 Nathaniel M. Haskell (R) 31R, 2D 127R, 24D Frederick G. Payne (R)
1954 Burton M. Cross (R)
1955 Edmund Muskie (D) Frank F. Harding (R) 27R, 6D 117R, 34D Margaret Chase Smith (R)
1957 25R, 8D 100R, 51D Frank M. Coffin (D)
1959 Clinton Clauson (D) Frank E. Hancock (R) 21R, 12D 93R, 58D   James C. Oliver (D)
1960 John H. Reed (R) Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R) Red XN
1961 Paul A. MacDonald (R) 30R, 3D 112R, 39D   Peter A. Garland (R) Stanley R. Tupper (R)
1963 29R, 5D 110R, 41D Stanley R. Tupper (R) Clifford McIntire (R) districts eliminated
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D) Green tickY
1965 Richard J. Dubord (D) Kenneth M. Curtis (D) Eben L. Elwell (D) 29D, 5R 81D, 70R Edmund Muskie (D) William Hathaway (D)
1967 Kenneth M. Curtis (D) James S. Erwin (R) Joseph T. Edgar (D) Michael A. Napolitano (R) 24R, 10D 94R, 57D   Peter N. Kyros (D)
1968 Hubert Humphrey and Edmund Muskie (D) Red XN
1969 Norman K. Ferguson (R) 18R, 14D 85R, 66D
1971 18R, 14D 80R, 71D  
1972 Jon A. Lund (R) Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
1973 22R, 11D 79R, 72D William Hathaway (D) William Cohen (R)
1975 James Longley (I) Joseph E. Brennan (D) Markham L. Gartley (D) Rodney L. Scribner (D) 19R, 15D 91D, 51R, 1I David F. Emery (R)
1976 Leighton Cooney (D) Gerald Ford and Bob Dole (R) Red XN
1977 21R, 12D 88D, 63R  
1979 Joseph E. Brennan (D) Richard S. Cohen (R) Rodney S. Quinn (D) Jerrold Speers (R) 19R, 13D, 1I 77D, 73R, 1I   Olympia Snowe (R)
1980   Y
1981 James E. Tierney (D) Samuel Shapiro (D) 17R, 16D 84D, 67R
1983 23D, 10R 93D, 58R George Mitchell (D) John R. McKernan, Jr. (R)
1985 24D, 11R 85D, 66R William Cohen (R)
1987 John R. McKernan, Jr. (R) 20D, 15R 87D, 63R, 1I Joseph E. Brennan (D)
1988 George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Green tickY
1989 William Diamond (D) 20D, 15R 98D, 53R  
1991 Michael E. Carpenter (D) 21D, 14R 97D, 54R   Thomas Andrews (D)
1992 Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D) Green tickY
1993 20D, 15R 91D, 58R, 2I
1995 Angus King (I) Andrew Ketterer (D) 18R, 16D, 1I 75D, 75R, 1I   James B. Longley, Jr. (R) John Baldacci (D)
1997 Dan Gwadosky (D) Dale McCormick (D) 19D, 15R, 1I 81D, 69R, 1I   Tom Allen (D)
1999 79D, 71R, 1I
2000 Al Gore and Joe Lieberman (D) Red XN
2001 G. Steven Rowe (D) 17R, 17D, 1I 88D, 62R, 1I Olympia Snowe (R)
2003 John Baldacci (D) 18D, 17R 82D, 66R, 2I, 1G Susan Collins (R) Mike Michaud (D)
2004 John Kerry and John Edwards (D) Red XN
2005 Matthew Dunlap (D) David Lemoine (D) 19D, 16R 74D, 73R, 3I, 1G
2007 18D, 17R 90D, 59R, 2I  
2008 Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D) Green tickY
2009 Janet Mills (D) 20D, 15R 95D, 55R, 1I   Chellie Pingree (D)
2011 Paul LePage (R) William Schneider (R) Charlie Summers (R) Bruce Poliquin (R) 20R, 14D, 1I 78R, 72D, 1I
2013 Janet Mills (D) Matthew Dunlap (D) Neria Douglass (D) 19D, 15R, 1I 89D, 58R, 4I Angus King (I)
2015 Teresea Hayes (I) 20R, 15D 78D, 68R, 5I   Bruce Poliquin (R)
2016 TBD
Year Governor Attorney General Secretary of State Treasurer State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House District 1 U.S. House District 2 Former U.S. House Districts Electoral College votes
Executive offices State Legislature United 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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