(CNN) - Independent candidate Eliot Cutler conceded the Maine governor's race to Republican Paul LePage on Wednesday after results showed the two separated by less than 8,500 votes.
With 97 percent of precincts reporting, LePage, currently the mayor of Waterville, garnered 38 percent of the vote to Cutler's 37 percent. Democrat Libby Mitchell was a distant third with 19 percent.
Gov. John Baldacci, a Democrat, is term-limited. Although Maine has trended Democratic in recent years, the governorship has steadily changed hands between Republicans, Democrats and independents for the past 50 years. In the century before that, Republicans dominated the office.
Republicans came back across the board- no discussion. the real quesiton, like the with the stock market, is how much was panic selling? Had poeple left their money in the maket they would have made a sizable profit in less than tow years.Many did. Imagine had they givne the President and Congress support, listened to facts not fear-mongering and lies and let them have the 4 years they had voted them in for.
And for the record- most races were very close- America is still middle of the road on politics. the Tea Prty did not wil- the Repulbicans did. Rand Paul is a liberarian that changed party's to have a shot at mainstream. Is that really what Kentucky wanted? Or did they just not want a Democrat? The press never cleared this issue up or report it accurately.
Welcome to office Paul, now lets get the paoerwork in place to join the rest of the states in challenging the Healthcare Mandate!
Folks in Maine are such inbred hillbillies I'm surprised it took them this long to embrace the right wing trash that is taking over America.
Congratulations and best wishes Governor-elect LePage!!! Best wishes and may you fight for the values you campaigned on!!! Thank you Maine voters for electing a man of principle.