Kansas gubernatorial election, 1998

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

  Bill Graves.jpg
Nominee Bill Graves Tom Sawyer
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 544,882 168,243
Percentage 73.37% 22.65%

Governor before election

Bill Graves
Republican

Elected Governor

Bill Graves
Republican

The Kansas gubernatorial election of 1998 took place on November 3, 1998. Incumbent Republican Governor Bill Graves won re-election in a landslide over his opponent, State Representative Tom Sawyer.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Sawyer 88,248 85.28%
Democratic Fred Phelps 15,233 14.72%
Totals 103,481 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Graves (inc.) 225,782 72.80%
Republican David Miller 84,368 27.20%
Totals 310,150 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Kansas gubernatorial election, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Bill Graves (inc.) 544,882 73.37% +9.27%
Democratic Tom Sawyer 168,243 22.65% -13.25%
Constitution Kirt Poovey 21,710 2.92%
Reform Darrel King 7,830 1.05%
Majority 376,639 50.71% +22.53%
Turnout 742,665
Republican hold Swing

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