John McCain is working to win Maine’s 2nd congressional District – does he have a shot?

Posted Oct. 06, 2008, at 5:05 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 3:24 a.m.

Sen. McCain’s presidential campaign announced it was abandoning Michigan and concentrating on other states, including Maine, which – along with Nebraska – splits its electoral votes. If Sen. Obama wins more votes in Maine, he’ll get all of its four electoral votes. But if Sen. McCain wins more votes in the 2nd District, he will get one electoral vote and Sen. Obama will get three votes. Although Maine has gone Democratic in the

last four presidential elections, Al Gore won the 2nd District by just 5,000 votes in 2000, giving McCain supporters hope. What are the odds that Maine will split its votes?