Baldacci: 40–50% 50–60% 60–70%Cianchette: 40–50%
The Maine gubernatorial election of 2002 took place on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Independent Governor Angus King was term limited, and unable to seek re-election. U.S. Congressman John Baldacci won the Democratic primary uncontested, while former State Representative Peter Cianchette emerged from the Republican primary victorious. Baldacci and Cianchetti squared off in the general election, along with Green Party nominee Jonathan Carter and independent State Representative John Michael. Ultimately, Baldacci prevailed to win what would be his first of two terms as governor, with Carter taking an unusually high amount of the vote for a third-party candidate.
|Republican||Peter E. Cianchette||52,692||66.88|
|Republican||James D. Libby||26,091||33.12|
Green Party primary
- Jonathan Carter, nominee for governor in 1994
- Steven Farsaci, minister (dropped out of the race after failing to collect the mandatory 2,000 Green Independent signatures)
- John Baldacci (D), U.S. Representative
- Peter Cianchette (R), former state representative
- Jonathan Carter (G), nominee for governor in 1994
- John Michael (I), state representative
|Democratic gain from Independent||Swing|
- Higgins, A.J. (March 15, 2002). "Farsaci drops out of race after petition drive fails". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- Official campaign websites (Archived)