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  •  The 1994 race was a weird one (2+ / 0-)
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    James Allen, MichaelNY

    The republican nominee was Susan Colins and she performed horribly with something like 22 or 23% of the vote in the 3-way race, miles behind King and the Dem.

    •  actually it was a 4 (or 4 1/2) way race (2+ / 0-)
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      Odysseus, MichaelNY

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      1994 Gubernatorial Election, Maine
      Party     Candidate     Votes     %     ±%
          Independent     Angus King     180,829     35.37%    
          Democratic     Joseph Brennan     172,951     33.83%    
          Republican     Susan Collins     117,990     23.08%    
          Green     Jonathan Carter     32,695     6.39%    
          Write-In     Ed Finks     6,576     1.29%    

      Brennan was fairly uninspiring, but almost pulled it out. Also the  Bangor paper polling headlines said it was all wrapped up for Brennan the weekend before the election, so a number of progressives including me voted for Carter at the last minute.  This was two years after Ross Perot bested GHW Bush for second in the presidential.

      William Clinton    Albert Gore Jr.    Democratic     263,420     38.77%    4
          H. Ross Perot    James Stockdale    Independent     206,820     30.44%    0
          George Bush    J. Danforth Quayle    Republican     206,504     30.39%

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