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August 7

Chimney Pond in Baxter State Park (August 2001)

August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1607 Popham colonists arrive at Pemaquid for a … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1936

March 31, 1936 The Convention of the Democratic Party of Maine assembled today in Lewiston with renewed faith in the destiny of our State and. Nation. In 1932, at a time when the country was suffering from the most severe … Continue reading

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Elections, President Results

Presidential Elections 1828-2016

Here are the results of presidential elections in Maine since 1824. Party abbreviations under “Other”: SL=Socialist Labor; C=Communist; SLC=Socialist Labor and Communist (totals combined); ND=National Democrat; IND=Independence; ST=Single Tax. The various early “parties” came and went rather frequently in the … Continue reading

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Governors

William King, Maine

initially were elected for one year terms, then two year terms beginning in 1880, and finally in 1962 four year terms were adopted. From 1820 through 1853, fifteen of the eighteen governors were Democratic-Republicans or Democrats. (See election results and … 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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Legislature, Senate Party Balance

2004 Senate Election

Political party electoral strength has followed certain geographic patterns in recent years.  In the maps below Maine Senate district election results are illustrated: blue for Democrats, red for Republicans, and yellow for non-party (“independent”) candidates.  During this period the only … 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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Political Party Platforms

Political party platforms during the past 100+ years track the changing values and goals of Maine people. Major themes include the role of government, conflicts between labor and business, efforts at spurring economic development sometimes restrained by the emerging concern over environmental degradation. Continue reading

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Strong

Location Map for Strong

The main village is located about eleven miles north of Farmington on a big bend in the Sandy River at the junction of Maine Routes 4, 145, 149 and 234. Maine’s Republican Party was founded here on August 7, 1854 by a coalition of anti-slavery Democrats, other Democrats, and Whigs. Continue reading

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