Voters across Maine's 1st Congressional District chose incumbent Chellie Pingree, D-North Haven, for a fifth term over challenger Mark Holbrook, R-Brunswick.


Pingree has represented Maine in Washington, D.C., since 2009 and counts among her accomplishments the promotion of small farm growth and the recent defeat of a European attempt to ban North American lobster from the European Union. She was born in Minnesota, but moved to Maine when she was a teenager. Living on North Haven, Pingree ran a farm and then a small knitting business, and now owns a bed-and-breakfast.

Pingree served in the Maine Senate from 1992 to 2000 and led the group Common Cause between 2003 and 2007.

Pingree said, if reelected, she hoped to make progress in addressing economic inequality and reforming the Affordable Care Act.