Iowa gubernatorial election, 1994

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

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Nominee Terry E. Branstad Bonnie Campbell
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 566,395 414,453
Percentage 56.80% 41.56%

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County Results

Governor before election

Terry E. Branstad
Republican

Elected Governor

Terry E. Branstad
Republican

The Iowa gubernatorial election of 1994 took place November 8, 1994. Incumbent Republican Governor of Iowa Terry Branstad ran for re-election to a fourth term as Governor. Branstad narrowly defeated a tough challenger in his primary election, emerging victorious by less than 12,000 votes. On the Democratic side, Attorney General of Iowa Bonnie Campbell won her party's nomination and both Branstad and Campbell moved onto the general election. Branstad ultimately won re-election to a fourth term as Governor, defeating Bonnie Campbell by a comfortable margin.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bonnie Campbell 99,718 77.71%
Democratic Bill Reichardt 24,630 19.19%
Democratic Darold Powers 3,170 2.47%
Democratic Write-ins 240 0.62%
Totals 128,317 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Terry Branstad 161,228 51.80%
Republican Fred Grandy 149,809 48.13%
Republican Write-ins 240 0.08%
Totals 311,277 100.00%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Source Date Branstad (R) Campbell (D)
Des Moines Register Nov. 7, 1994 47% 34%
KCCI-TV Nov. 4, 1994 47% 43%
Cedar Rapids Gazette Oct. 23, 1994 45% 43%
Des Moines Register Oct. 7, 1994 45% 41%

Results[edit]

Iowa gubernatorial election, 1994[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Terry Branstad (inc.) 566,395 56.80% -3.81%
Democratic Bonnie Campbell 414,453 41.56% +2.71%
Independent Richard O'Dell Hughes 5,505 0.55%
Natural Law Veronica Bells Butler 3,737 0.37%
Libertarian Carl Eric Olsen 2,772 0.28%
Socialist Workers Michael Galati 770 0.08% -0.36%
Write-ins 3,616 0.36%
Majority 151,942 15.24% -6.52%
Turnout 997,248
Republican hold Swing

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