Maine Politics

From the Piscataqua to the St. John

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Maine Maps - State Senate 2004

This is a map of the 2004 state senate elections, darker districts were won with 60% of the vote or more. Click to enlarge. Info via MBCEC and MGIS.

Remember those blue spots in the south represent a ton of people. I'll have analyses of Individual races as we get closer to 2006.

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There is at least one problem with your map -- the Senate District in the Kittery/York area was won by Republican Mary Black Andrews. 

Posted by George

4/13/2005 06:26:00 PM


Thanks, the excell table I was using gave me an error there and I didn't even notice it.

One note: I set Mayo's district as light blue on the map despite the fact that he was a Republican during the election. 

Posted by Mike

4/13/2005 07:26:00 PM


Hey Mike, if you need any help getting info on the District 2 & 3 races I know both the Democrats who ran there and a coupkle people who volunteered for them. 

Posted by Nathan

4/13/2005 07:37:00 PM


Hey Nathan, send me an email and let's talk.

Oh and if anyone notices any other map glitches let me know. I'm enjoying this open-source cartography.  

Posted by Mike

4/13/2005 07:46:00 PM


Please try to be consistent with your color schemes. In some maps red is for Democrats and blue for Repubs and in others it is vice versa. At least add a legend if not or other explanatory. BTW, I'm a US Census Bureau Geographer from Franklin County and I can't say enough good things about the Maine Office of GIS. They are awesome! 

Posted by Another Mike

4/13/2005 09:21:00 PM


On my wall I have a similar map coded for all the senate and house districts won by a Clean Elections candidate. Both maps are almost solid. I like that.

I much prefer a Republican who ran "clean" than one who got all their money from timber, oil, tobacco, Bushmaster, etc.

Interesting tidbit - Republican John Linnehan spent over $220,000 on his LOSING bid for Senator Damon's seat (Damon did not run clean and spent about $36,000)

That's gotta hurt.


Posted by Jon at MCLF

4/14/2005 11:57:00 AM


Thanks for the tip "other" Mike, I'll add a legend.

You wouldn't happen to have a digital copy of that clean elections map would you Jon? I'd love to post it.

The BDN has a great article about the Linnehan/Damon race that can be read here .

Linnehan ended up spending $23.60 for every vote he recieved. Damon won with 64% of the vote.


Posted by Mike

4/14/2005 12:39:00 PM


Unfortunately I do not have it in digital form.
I could provide the data for someone who does mapping to put it together.

Posted by Jon at MCLF

4/14/2005 04:11:00 PM



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