Blaine Richardson has qualified for the Maine general election ballot, as an independent candidate for U.S. House, 2nd district. Also, Richard Murphy has qualified as an independent for U.S. House, 1st district. They are the first non-major party candidates to be on the Maine general election ballot for U.S. House since 2006.
Maine and Georgia were the only states with a Democratic-Republican monopoly for U.S. House during the entire period 2008 through 2012. Thanks to Tom MacMillan for this news.