“In Maine, which has gone Democratic in the last four presidential elections, the Republican ticket is seen as having a shot at carrying the northern 2nd District, but little chance of taking the 1st District or the state at large. Professor Sandy Maisel, director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College, agreed that the 2nd District is more in play than the 1st, but would be “very surprised” if McCain took it.