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Nationally CBS news is reporting that Republicans will maintain control of the Senate. Republicans need to have 218 seats to maintain their majority. There are currently 144 seats for the Republicans and 136 won by Democrats.
In Maine, Independent candidate for Governor, Terry Hayes has conceded. Hayes tells CBS she wishes Maine’s next governor well, whoever it may be.
Zak Ringelstein concedes US Senate race to Angus King. The contest for that seat is now between King and Eric Brakey.
(Local) It’s a streak of blue so far in Hancock County after fifteen municipalities submitted their results. In the Governor’s race Hancock County voters have selected Democrat Janet Mills over Republican Shawn Moody. State Senate District 7 is Democrat Louis Luchini leading Republican Rich Malaby. Congressional District 2 is Democrat Jared Golden over Republican Bruce Poliquin. And currently Hancock County voters have put Democrat Janet Mills ahead of Republican Shawn Moody in the bid for Governor.
For State Senate District 7 with 11 of 31 towns reporting, Louis Luchini leads over Rich Malaby by 927 votes.
Maine Senate District 8 has 4 of 7 precincts reporting that Kimberly Rosen leads challenger Beverly Uhlenhake by 298 votes.
For District Attorney Matthew Foster is ahead of Steven Juskewitch by 758 votes so far with 49% of towns reporting
With just Trenton reporting Nicole Grohoski leads House District 132 over Mark Remick 79 votes.
Half of the towns in Maine House District 134 as substantial lead for Genevieve McDonald over Philip Brady.
State Referendum, Question 1 the no vote is leading 171 Precincts Reporting, and 61.9% of voters against the measure. The yes vote leads right now on the 4 remaining bond issues.
Running unopposed Scott Kane is a lock for Hancock County Sheriff. Julie Curtis also running unopposed will return to the post of Hancock County Registrar of Deeds.
Nationally CBS News reports Republicans will maintain control of the Senate.
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