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 June 2 and saw Lieutenant Governor Don Siegelman easily chosen as the Democratic nominee over Birmingham attorney Lenora Pate and Wayne Sowell.

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Siegelman 254,507 78.3%
Democratic Lenora Pate 53,618 16.5%
Democratic Wayne Sowell 10,108 3.1%
Democratic Lee Lamb 6,597 2.1%
Totals 325,190 100%

Republican primary[edit]

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

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Fob James 163,711 48.0%
Republican Winton Blount 139,941 41.0%
Republican Guy Hunt 27,824 8.2%
Republican Mac McAllister 95,077 1.7%
Republican Phil Williams 4,258 1.2%
Totals 341,375 100%
Republican primary runoff results [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Fob James 253,965 55.9%
Republican Winton Blount 200,200 44.1%
Totals 454,165 100%

General election results[edit]

1998 gubernatorial election, Alabama
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Don Siegelman 752,087 57.9 +8.5
Republican Fob James (incumbent) 546,504 42.1 -8.2
Majority 205,583 15.8
Turnout 1,298,591
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alabama Governor: The Candidates". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ Sack, Kevin (June 3, 1998). "Alabama Governor Forced Into Runoff in 3d-Term Bid". The New York Times. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 

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