Hawaii gubernatorial election, 1998

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

  Ben Cayetano Portrait.jpg Linda Lingle navy 1-cropped.jpg
Nominee Ben Cayetano Linda Lingle
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 204,206 198,952
Percentage 50.11% 48.82%

Governor before election

Benjamin Cayetano
Democratic

Elected Governor

Benjamin Cayetano
Democratic

The 1998 Hawaii gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1998. Incumbent Democratic Governor of Hawaii Ben Cayetano ran for re-election to a second and final term, and he faced off against Maui Mayor Linda Lingle. The race between Cayetano and Lingle was hard-fought, but ultimately, Cayetano narrowly edged her out to win re-election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Cayetano (inc.) 95,797 86.40%
Democratic Jim Brewer 6,169 5.56%
Democratic Richard C. S. Ho 3,024 2.73%
Democratic Fred K. Tamura 2,740 2.47%
Democratic Raymond N. Onaga 1,651 1.49%
Democratic Miles F. Shiratori 1,499 1.35%
Totals 110,880 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Linda Lingle 109,061 69.22%
Republican Frank F. Fasi 48,488 30.78%
Totals 157,549 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Hawaii gubernatorial election, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ben Cayetano (inc.) 204,206 50.11% +13.53%
Republican Linda Lingle 198,952 48.82% +18.15%
Libertarian George Peabody 4,398 1.08%
Majority 5,254 1.29% -4.62%
Turnout 407,556
Democratic hold Swing

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