Arkansas gubernatorial election, 1994

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Arkansas gubernatorial election, 1994
Arkansas
1990 ←
November 8, 1994
→ 1998

  Jim Guy Tucker.jpg
Nominee Jim Guy Tucker Sheffield Nelson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 428,936 287,904
Percentage 59.84% 40.16%

Governor before election

Jim Guy Tucker
Democratic

Elected Governor

Jim Guy Tucker
Democratic

Arkansas gubernatorial election, 1994 took place on November 8, as a part of the United States gubernatorial elections, 1994.

Democratic nomination[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Governor Jim Guy Tucker assumed the office after his predecessor, Bill Clinton, resigned in December 1992, after being elected President of the United States. He decided to run for a full term.

Republican nomination[edit]

Candidates:

Primary results (May 17):[1]

  • Nelson - 24,054 (50.80%)
  • Luelf - 20,953 (44.25%)
  • Jones - 2,346 (4.95%)

General election[edit]

Although the Republican Party made impressive gains in 1994, winning a majority in the United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, as well as a majority of governorships, Tucker won in landslide:[2]

  • Jim Guy Tucker (D) (inc.) - 428,936 (59.84%)
  • Sheffield Nelson (R) - 287,904 (40.16%)

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