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Political Parties

Democratic Party Rules 1984

THE RULES OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF MAINE PREAMBLE These rules and procedures are adopted to guarantee access to 11 who wish to join the Democratic Party of Maine, and equality to all who choose to participate in its affairs. … Continue reading

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Democratic State Committee By Laws 1984

CHAPTER 7 STATE COMMITTEE BY-LAWS § 700 Name 1. There shall be the Maine State Democratic Committee, to be so known. § 710 Purpose 1. The Committee’s purpose shall be to promote the ideals and platform of the Democratic Party … Continue reading

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Legislature, Party Balance

Legislative Seats by Party (January 2017)

The overall political party balance in the Legislature is important since a joint convention of both bodies elects the Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, and State Auditor. The Republican party controlled that joint convention from 1917 through 1974 … Continue reading

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Political Parties

in Maine followed national trends and identities from the very beginning of statehood. Party alignments of national consequence began to form before the end of Washington’s first term. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton was the master politician of the … Continue reading

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Political Party Enrollment

Green Independent Party Enrollment 1996-2016

For the nearly 100 years from 1857 through 1954, the Republican Party dominated the state’s politics.  Thirty-one Republican governors served during the period, compared with four Democrats. During the 1950s and 1960s Republican enrollment began to slide as Democrats and … Continue reading

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