Election 2010: The Maine Reaction

Maine voters have spoken; in a five-way governor’s race, Republican Paul LePage has won the Blaine House (read Bangor Daily News coverage with insight from Associate Professor of Government Michael Franz) with 38 percent of the vote – just one leg of the GOP trifecta that saw the Republican takeover of the governor’s office, Maine House of Representatives and State Senate.

Meanwhile, Maine’s two U.S. Representatives, Chellie Pingree and Mike Michaud – both Democrats – held onto their seats, but become part of the new minority when the reconstituted House convenes for the first time in January.