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The 2008 congressional elections in Maine were held on November 4, 2008 to determine representation for the state of Maine in the United States House of Representatives, coinciding with the presidential and senatorial elections. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; those elected will serve in the 111th Congress from January 3, 2009 until January 3, 2011.

Maine has two seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census. Its 2007-2008 congressional delegation consisted of two Democrats. No districts changed party, although CQ Politics forecasted district 1 to be at some risk for the incumbent party.

The primary election for Republican Party and Democratic Party candidates was held on June 10.[1]


Match-up summary

District Incumbent 2008 Status Democratic Republican Independent
1 Tom Allen Open Chellie Pingree Charlie Summers

| Bobby Mills[2]

2 Mike Michaud Re-election Mike Michaud John Newton Frary

District breakdown


District 1

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This was an open seat in 2008 because incumbent Democrat Tom Allen ran for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Susan Collins. Democrats were favored to hold this seat but were not assured of victory; John Kerry won 55% here in 2004 (CPVI=D+6). The Democratic nominee was Chellie Pingree (campaign website), former Common Cause President and former Maine Senate Majority Leader who ran against Collins in 2002. The Republican nominee was Charlie Summers (campaign website), former Maine State Senator, Northeast Small Business Administration Director and Iraq War veteran who ran against Allen in 2004. Bobby Mills ran as an Independent. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Democrat Favored'.

District 2

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Incumbent Democrat Mike Michaud (campaign website) was challenged by Republican John Newton Frary. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Democrat'.


  1. '^ Tabulations for Elections held in 2008 Maine Secretary of State
  2. ^ Bobby Mills ran as a Democrat in the York County Register of Probate race. please utilize Secretary of State's website to verify election data.....

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Preceded by
2006 elections
United States House elections in Maine
Succeeded by
2010 elections


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