Alabama gubernatorial election, 1998

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Alabama gubernatorial election, 1998
Alabama
1994 ←
November 3, 1998
→ 2002

  Don Siegelman at Netroots Nation 2008.jpg
Nominee Don Siegelman Fob James
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 752,087 546,504
Percentage 57.9% 42.1%

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County Results

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Governor before election

Fob James
Republican

Elected Seal of the Governor of Alabama.svg
Governor

Don Siegelman
Democratic

The Alabama gubernatorial election of 1998 was held on 3 November 1998 to select the governor of the state of Alabama. The election saw incumbent Fob James (R) taking on Lieutenant Governor Don Siegelman (D). The result saw Don Siegelman win a decisive victory over Fob James.

Democratic primary[edit]

The Democratic primary took place on the 2 June 1998 and saw Lieutenant Governor Don Siegelman easily chosen as the Democratic candidate.


Democratic primary [1]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Don Siegelman 254,507 78.3
Lenora Pate 53,618 16.5
Wayne Sowell 10,108 3.1
Lee Lamb 6,957 2.1
Majority 200,889 61.8
Turnout 325,190

Republican primary[edit]

The Republican primary took place on the 2 June 1998 and saw no candidate secure over 50% of the vote, leading to a runoff on the 30 June 1998. Incumbent Governor Fob James won the runoff to become the Republican candidate.


Republican primary [2]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Fob James 163,711 48.0
Winton Blount 139,941 41.0
Guy Hunt 27,824 8.2
Mac McAllister 5,641 1.7
Phil Williams 4,258 1.2
Majority 23,770 7.0
Turnout 341,375


Republican primary runoff [3]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Fob James 253,965 55.9
Winton Blount 200,200 44.1
Majority 53,765 11.8
Turnout 454,165

General election results[edit]

1998 gubernatorial election, Alabama
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Don Siegelman 752,087 57.9
Republican Fob James (incumbent) 546,504 42.1
Majority 205,583 15.8
Turnout 1,298,591
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

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