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Government Statistics > US gubernatorial elections, 1978 > Election results > Opposing Candidates (most recent) by state

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Alabama Fob James (Democratic) 72.6%
H. Guy Hunt (Republican) 25.9%
Jim Partain (Prohibition) 1.1%
Richard Dare (Independent) 0.5%
Alaska Walter Joseph Hickel (Independent) 26.4%
Chancy Croft (Democratic) 20.2%
Tom Kelly (Independent) 12.3%
Don R. Wright (Alaskan Ind.) 1.9%
Arizona Evan Mecham (Republican) 44.8%
V. Gene Lewter (Liberatarian) 1.9%
Jessica Sampson (Socialist Workers) 0.8%
Arkansas Bill Clinton (Democratic) 63.4%
Lynn Lowe (Republican) 36.6%
California Evelle J. Younger (Republican) 36.5%
Ed Clark (Independent) 5.5%
Marilyn Seals (Peace & Freedom) 1.0%
Theresa F. Dietrich (American Ind.) 1.0%
Colorado Ted L. Strickland (Republican) 38.5%
Roy Peister (Tea) 1.7%
Elsa Blum (Socialist Workers) 0.4%
Sal Mandor (Independent) 0.3%
Earl Dodge (Prohibition) 0.3%
Connecticut Ronald A. Sarasin (Republican) 40.7%
Florida Bob Graham (Democratic) 55.6%
Jack Eckerd (Republican) 44.4%
Georgia Rodney M. Cook (Republican) 19.3%
Hawaii John R. Leopold (Republican) 44.3%
Alema Leota (Non-partisan) 0.7%
Gregory Reeser (Libertarian) 0.4%
John Moore (Aloha Democratic) 0.2%
Idaho Allan Larsen (Republican) 39.6%
Wayne Loveless (American) 1.7%
Illinois Michael Bakalis (Democratic) 40.1%
Georgia Shields (Libertarian) 0.4%
Cecil Lampkin (Socialist Workers) 0.4%
Melvin Klenetsky (U.S. Labor) 0.2%
Iowa Jerome D. Fitzgerald (Democratic) 41.0%
John Ball (Libertarian) 0.5%
Joseph Grant (Socialist) 0.2%
Kansas John W. Carlin (Democratic) 49.4%
Frank W. Shelton Jr. (American) 2.3%
Berry Beets (Prohibition) 1.0%
Maine Joseph Brennan (Democratic) 47.7%
Linwood E. Palmer (Republican) 34.3%
Herman Franklin (Independent) 17.8%
James B. Longley (write-in) 0.2%
Maryland Harry Hughes (Democratic) 70.6%
John Glenn Beall, Jr. (Republican) 29.4%
Massachusetts Edward J. King (Democratic) 52.5%
Francis W. Hatch (Republican) 47.2%
Michigan William B. Fitzgerald, Jr. (Democratic) 43.2%
Minnesota Al Quie (Republican) 52.3%
Richard Pedersen (American) 1.3%
Jill Lakowske (Socialist Workers) 0.4%
Tom McDonald (Honest Government) 0.3%
Robin E. Miller (Libertarian) 0.2%
Edwin C. Pommerening (Savings Account) 0.1%
Nebraska Charles Thone (Republican) 56.0%
Gerald T. Whelan (Democratic) 44.0%
Nevada Robert List (Republican) 56.2%
Robert E. Rose (Democratic) 39.7%
Thomas F. Jefferson (Ind. American) 1.7%
None of These Candidates1.7%
John W. Grayson Jr. (Libertarian) 0.8%
New Hampshire Hugh Gallen (Democratic) 49.4%
Wesley Powell (Independent) 4.6%
Mabel Everett (Libertarian) 4.6%
Ralph Brewster (Independent) 0.2%
New Mexico Bruce King (Democratic) 50.5%
Joe Skeen (Republican) 49.4%
New York Perry Duryea (Republican) 45.2%
Mary Jane Tobin (Right to Life) 2.7%
Gary Greenberg (Libertarian) 0.4%
Dianne M. Feeley (Socialist Workers) 0.3%
Jarvis Tyner (Communist) 0.2%
Paul Gallagher (U.S. Labor) 0.2%
Ohio Dick Celeste (Democratic) 47.6%
Patricia H. Wright (Independent) 1.2%
John O'Neill (Independent) 1.0%
Allan Friedman (Independent) 0.8%
Oklahoma George Nigh (Democratic) 51.7%
Ron Shotts (Republican) 47.2%
Billy Joe Clegg (Independent) 0.5%
Floyd Shealy (Independent) 0.3%
Jim McCuiston (Independent) 0.2%
Oregon Victor G. Atiyeh (Republican) 54.9%
Pennsylvania Dick Thornburgh (Republican) 52.5%
Peter F. Flaherty (Democratic) 46.4%
Mark Zola (Socialist Workers) 0.5%
Lee Frissell (Consumer) 0.5%
Rhode Island Lincoln Almond (Republican) 30.7%
Joseph A. Doorley (Independent) 6.5%
South Carolina Richard Riley (Democratic) 61.9%
Edward L. Young (Republican) 38.1%
South Dakota Bill Janklow (Republican) 56.6%
Roger D. McKellips (Democratic) 43.4%
Tennessee Lamar Alexander (Republican) 55.8%
Jake Butcher (Democratic) 44.2%
Texas Bill Clements (Republican) 50.0%
John Hill (Democratic) 49.2%
Mario Compean (La Raza Unida) 0.6%
Sara Jean Johnston (Socialist Workers) 0.2%
Vermont Edwin C. Granai (Democratic) 34.1%
Earl S. Gardner (Liberty Union) 2.9%
Wisconsin Lee S. Dreyfus (Republican) 54.4%
Eugene R. Zimmerman (Constitution) 0.4%
John C. Doherty (Independent) 0.1%
Adrienne Kaplan (Socialist Workers) 0.1%
Henry A. Ochsner (Socialist Labor) 0.1%
Wyoming John C. Ostlund (Republican) 49.1%

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