Kansas gubernatorial election, 2010

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Kansas gubernatorial election, 2010
Kansas
2006 ←
November 2, 2010 → 2014

  Sam Brownback official portrait 3.jpg
Nominee Sam Brownback Tom Holland
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Jeff Colyer Kelly Kultala
Popular vote 530,760 270,166
Percentage 63.28% 32.21%

Kansas Senatorial Election Results by County, 2010.svg

County results

Governor before election

Mark Parkinson
Democratic

Elected Governor

Sam Brownback
Republican

The 2010 Kansas gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 2010. Incumbent Governor Mark Parkinson, who assumed office when previous Governor Kathleen Sebelius was sworn in as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services on April 28, 2009, declined to seek re-election. United States Senator Sam Brownback, who unsuccessfully ran for President in 2008, emerged as the Republican nominee, facing off against Democratic State Senator Tom Holland, who was unopposed for his party's nomination. Owing to the large amount of popularity that he had accumulated during his tenure in the United States Senate, Brownback defeated Holland in a landslide to become the 46th Governor of Kansas.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Holland 74,754 100.00%
Totals 74,754 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Announced[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Dates administered Sam Brownback Joan Heffington
Survey USA July 29-August 1, 2010 75% 18%
Survey USA July 15–18, 2010 73% 19%
Survey USA June 24–27, 2010 76% 17%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Brownback 263,920 82.20%
Republican Joan Heffington 57,160 17.80%
Totals 321,080 100.00%

General election[edit]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
Cook Political Report Solid R[2] October 26, 2010
CQ Politics Likely R[3] October 28, 2010
RealClearPolitics Safe R[4] October 26, 2010
Rothenberg Safe R[5] October 22, 2010
Sabato's Crystal Ball Safe R[6] October 21, 2010

Polling[edit]

Poll source Dates administered Sam Brownback (R) Tom Holland (D)
Survey USA September 16, 2010 59% 32%
Survey USA August 12–15, 2010 67% 25%
Rasmussen Reports August 4, 2010 57% 34%
Rasmussen Reports June 30, 2010 59% 31%
Rasmussen Reports May 11, 2010 58% 27%
Rasmussen Reports March 1, 2010 55% 33%

Results[edit]

Kansas gubernatorial election, 2010[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sam Brownback 530,760 63.28% +22.84%
Democratic Tom Holland 270,166 32.21% -25.69%
Libertarian Andrew P. Gray 22,460 2.68% +1.63%
Reform Kenneth W. Cannon 15,397 1.84% +1.22%
Write-ins 7 0.00%
Majority 260,594 31.07% +13.60%
Turnout 838,790
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Official campaign sites