Maine's 2nd congressional district: Wikis

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Maine's 2nd congressional district
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Current Representative Mike Michaud (D)
Population (2000) 637,473
Median income $32,600
Ethnicity 97.1% White, 0.4% Black, 0.5% Asian, 0.7% Hispanic, 0.8% Native American, 0.0% other
Cook PVI D+3

Maine's second congressional district is one of Maine's two Congressional districts and at 27,326 square miles comprises nearly 80% of the state. Also in terms of area, it's the largest east of the Mississippi River and 24th largest overall.

The district is currently represented by Democratic Congressman Mike Michaud. In the 2004 Presidential election, John Kerry received 51.95% to George W Bush's 46.13%.

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History

See District of Maine.

When Maine became a state in 1820, it had seven Congressional districts credited to it. Prior to that it was part of Massachusetts, which had 20 districts after the 1810 census. Since Maine became a state, all but two districts have been reallocated.

Makeup

District 2 consists of:

Representatives

Representative Party Years ↑ District home Note
Ezekiel Whitman Federalist March 4, 1821 – June 1, 1822 Redistricted from the Massachusetts 15th district, resigned
Vacant June 1, 1822 – December 2, 1822
Mark Harris Democratic-Republican December 2, 1822 – March 3, 1823
Stephen Longfellow Adams-Clay Federalist March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
John Anderson Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1833 retired to run for Mayor of Portland
Francis Smith Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837
Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Albert Smith Democratic March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
William Pitt Fessenden Whig March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Robert P. Dunlap Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847
Asa Clapp Democratic March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Nathaniel Littlefield Democratic March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
John Appleton Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Samuel Mayall Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
John J. Perry Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Charles J. Gilman Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
John J. Perry Republican March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
Charles W. Walton Republican March 4, 1861 – May 26, 1862 resigned on appointment as associate justice of Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Vacant May 26, 1862 – December 1, 1862
Thomas Fessenden Republican December 1, 1862 – March 3, 1863
Sidney Perham Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1869
Samuel Plummer Morrill Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
William P. Frye Republican March 4, 1871 – March 17, 1881 resigned after election to US Senate
Vacant March 17, 1881 – September 12, 1881
Nelson Dingley, Jr. Republican September 12, 1881 – March 3, 1883 redistricted to At-large district
At-large districts used 1883 – 1885
Nelson Dingley, Jr. Republican March 3, 1885 – January 13, 1899 redistricted from At-large district, died
Vacant January 13, 1899 – June 19, 1899
Charles E. Littlefield Republican June 19, 1899 – September 30, 1908 resigned
Vacant September 30, 1908 – November 3, 1908
John P. Swasey Republican November 3, 1908 – March 3, 1911
Daniel J. McGillicuddy Democratic March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1917
Wallace H. White, Jr. Republican March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1931
Donald B. Partridge Republican March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933
Edward C. Moran, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1937
Clyde H. Smith Republican January 3, 1937 – April 8, 1940 died
Vacant April 8, 1940 – June 3, 1940
Margaret Chase Smith Republican June 3, 1940 – January 3, 1949 retired to run for US Senate
Charles P. Nelson Republican January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1957
Frank M. Coffin Democratic 19571961
Stanley R. Tupper Republican January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963 redistricted from 1st district
Clifford G. McIntire Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 redistricted from 3rd district
William Hathaway Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1973 retired to run for US Senate
William Cohen Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1979 retired to run for US Senate
Olympia Snowe Republican January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1995 retired to run for US Senate
John Baldacci Democratic January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003 retired to run for Governor
Mike Michaud Democratic January 3, 2003 – present incumbent
Representative Party Years District home Note

Election results

US House election, 2006: Maine District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mike Michaud 179,772 70.52
Republican Laurence S. D’Amboise 75,156 29.48
Majority 104,616 41.04
Turnout 254,928
Democratic hold Swing

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