Illinois gubernatorial election, 1986

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Illinois gubernatorial election, 1986
Illinois
1982 ←
November, 1986
→ 1990

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Nominee James R. Thompson Adlai Stevenson III None
Party Republican Solidarity Democratic
Running mate George Ryan Mike Howlett Mark Fairchild
Popular vote 1,655,849 1,256,626 208,830
Percentage 52.67 39.97 6.64

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Red denotes a county won by Thompson, green by Stevenson.

Governor before election

James R. Thompson
Republican

Elected Governor

James R. Thompson
Republican

Gubernatorial elections were held in Illinois in November 1986. Republican candidate James R. Thompson won a fourth term in office, defeating Democrat Adlai Stevenson III by around 400,000 votes. Democrats were divided.

Results[edit]

1986 gubernatorial election, Illinois[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican James R. Thompson (incumbent) 1,655,849 52.67 +3.23
Solidarity Adlai Stevenson III 1,256,626 39.97 -9.33
Democratic no candidate 208,830 6.64 +6.64
Libertarian Gary L. Shilts 15,646 0.50 -0.16
Socialist Diane Roling 6,843 0.22 +0.22
Majority 399,223 12.7
Turnout 3,143,794
Republican hold Swing

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