Counties won by Brennan
Counties won by Palmer
The 1978 Maine gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 1978. Incumbent Independent Governor James B. Longley had promised to not seek a second term when he was elected in 1974, and held true to his pledge. Former State Senator Joseph Brennan of the Democratic Party defeated both challenger Republican Linwood E. Palmer, Jr. and Independent candidate Herman Frankland.
|Republican||Linwood E. Palmer, Jr.||126,862||34.36%||-|
|Independent||Herman C. Frankland||65,889||17.84%||-|
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