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Independent Eliot Cutler in the lead in Maine gubernatorial race

In an unexpected final surge of support in the only poll that really matters, independent for Maine governor Eliot Cutler looks to be headed toward a possible win.  With the Bangor Daily News reporting from 137 out of 596 precincts, Cutler has 38 percent.  His closest opponent, a Republican, has about 32.5 percent, and that’s a difference of about 8,000 votes.  Independent Shawn Moody, a self-funded millionaire, has about 6.4 percent, and independent Kevin Scott has less than one percent.  More results here.


  1. Ross Levin Ross Levin Post author | November 2, 2010

    Also in Maine, an independent is in the lead (52-48) for Oxford County treasurer.

    An independent is in the lead w/ 59 in a 2 way race for Washington County sheriff.

    An independent is in the lead w/ 56 in a 2 way race for a Cumberland County commissioner position.

    SIGNIFICANT: For House district 66, Green Fred Horch has 34% to his leading opponent’s 38%. Not clear how many votes are counted yet, but that’s a lead of less than 200 votes.

    In HD 102, the Green has about 8%.

    In HD 108, the Green has about 12%.

    In HD 115, the Green has a bit less than 30%, which beats the Republican but is far behind the Democrat.

    In HD118, the Green is beating the Republican w/ about 14%, but really really far behind the Dem.

    In HD 120, Anna Treverrow is at about 32% compared to the Dem’s ~50%, and beating the Rep.

    In one Senate district the Greens only have about 2% and Lynne Williams has about 8% in her Senate district race.

  2. Ross Levin Ross Levin Post author | November 2, 2010

    Cutler now at 37% w/ 202 precincts reporting. The Rep is at 34.5%.

  3. Kimberly Wilder Kimberly Wilder November 2, 2010

    Does anyone know more about Eliot Cutler? I looked at the website and couldn’t get a feel for him.

  4. Ross Levin Ross Levin Post author | November 2, 2010

    Seems like a moderate Democrat to me, but, yeah, it’s hard to tell.

  5. kerry hardy kerry hardy November 2, 2010

    check out the Huffington Post’s website’s poll of who will win Maine’s gubernatorial election– they give us the choice of LePage and Mitchell. That’s it– two candidates! Maybe they’ve caught on by now. . .

  6. paulie paulie November 2, 2010

    Cutler Falling Short in Maine
    On 11.03.10 by Austin F. Cassidy

    After taking a big early lead in Maine’s gubernatorial race, Eliot Cutler has fallen behind Republican Paul LePage by about 1,500 votes with 67% of the state reporting.

    It seems that LePage’s strongest showings were in the rural interior counties of the state, which take longer to report. See below for a map.

    Cutler would become the second independent elected to a governorship tonight as Lincoln Chaffee was elected in Rhode Island by a 2% margin.

  7. Catholic Trotskyist Catholic Trotskyist November 3, 2010

    Come on Cutler! You could prove Catholic Trotskyist position partially wrong!

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