Florida gubernatorial election, 1990
Florida gubernatorial election of 1990 took place on November 6.
Overview [ edit ]
Republican incumbent Bob Martinez, who was just a second member of his party elected Governor of Florida after Reconstruction, was deeply unpopular. His job approval rating had sunk to around 24% after, in 1989, he called the Florida Legislature into special session in an effort to pass pro-life laws. None of the governor's proposals made it out of committee.
Republican primary [ edit ]
Republican primary results
Republican Marlene Woodson Howard
Republican John Davis
Republican Andy Martin
Republican Warren H. Folks
Democratic primary [ edit ]
Democratic primary was a contest between former United States Senator Lawton Chiles and United States Representative Bill Nelson.
The 60-year old Chiles, who retired after three terms from the Senate in 1989 after serious health problems, was challenged by the younger 47-year old Nelson, who questioned his health in the campaign and presented himself as alternative.
This, however, backfired on Nelson and cost him the election; the elderly population in Florida took great offense to Nelson's attacks and, in turn, voted for Chiles.
Democratic primary results
Democratic Bill Nelson
Campaign finances [ edit ]
Chiles/MacKay - $5,244,170.00.
[4 ] Martinez/DeFoor - $10,625,793.00.
General election [ edit ]
References [ edit ]