State-wide elections in the state of Maine registered large gains for the Republican Party. In a heavy voter turn-out, they took all state offices with increased majorities. Israel Washburn, Jr. was easily elected as the state's 29th governor beating Democrat Ephraim K. Smart. (By John Osborne)
"The Maine Election - Large Gains for the Republicans," New York Times, September 11, 1860, p. 1.
Jerry R. Desmond, "Maine and the Elections of 1860," The New England Quarterly, Vol. 67, No. 3 (Sep., 1994), pp. 455-475.