Incumbent Republican Paul LePage Re-elected as Governor of Maine

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Nov 05, 2014 12:18 AM
Incumbent Republican Paul LePage Re-elected as Governor of Maine

Republican incumbent Paul LePage has defeated Democrat challenger Rep. Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler. LePage won approximately 48 percent of the vote compared to Michaud's 44 percent.

Michaud called LePage to concede at 12:30 a.m.

LePage was elected in 2010 with 38 percent of the vote, and polls throughout the election cycle had showed that the race was virtually tied. LePage and Michaud traded leads throughout, but until the final week of the campaign no candidate had ever polled to a substantial lead. LePage's 48 percent is far higher than any poll predicted.

Maine's mock student election maintains its perfect streak in predicting the eventual winner of the of the election.

This post has been updated.