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Maine gubernatorial election, 1998

Maine gubernatorial election, 1998

November 3, 1998

Nominee Angus King James Longley, Jr.
Party Independent Republican
Popular vote 246,772 79,716
Percentage 58.61% 18.93%

Nominee Tom Connolly Pat LaMarche
Party Democratic
Popular vote 50,506 28,722
Percentage 12.00% 6.82%

County Results

Governor before election

Angus King

Elected Governor

Angus King

The 1998 Maine gubernatorial election took place on November 3, 1998. Independent Governor Angus King sought a second term and final term as Governor. King faced off against former United States Congressman James B. Longley, Jr., the Republican nominee; attorney Thomas J. Connolly, the Democratic nominee; and several other independent candidates.

1998 was the first and, to date, the last Maine gubernatorial election since 1982 in which the winning candidate received greater than 50% of the vote.


  • Democratic primary 1
    • Candidates 1.1
    • Results 1.2
  • Republican primary 2
    • Candidates 2.1
    • Results 2.2
  • General election 3
    • Results 3.1
  • References 4

Democratic primary



Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas J. Connolly 36,954 81.72%
Democratic Joseph Ricci 8,264 18.28%
Totals 45,218 100.00%

Republican primary



Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James B. Longley, Jr. 38,192 66.04%
Republican Henry L. Joy 11,411 19.73%
Republican Leo G. Martin 8,229 14.23%
Totals 57,832 100.00%

General election


Maine gubernatorial election, 1998[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Angus King (Incumbent) 246,772 58.61% +23.25%
Republican James B. Longley, Jr. 79,716 18.93% -4.14%
Democratic Thomas J. Connolly 50,506 12.00% -21.83%
Pat LaMarche 28,722 6.82% +0.43%
Constitution William P. Clarke, Jr. 15,293 3.63%
Majority 167,056 39.68% +38.14%
Turnout 421,009
Independent hold Swing


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