Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1986

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Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1986
Minnesota
1982 ←
November 4, 1986 → 1990

 
Nominee Rudy Perpich Cal Ludeman
Party DFL Independent-Republican
Running mate Marlene Johnson Dennis Schulstad
Popular vote 790,138 606,755
Percentage 56.11% 43.09%

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County Results

Governor before election

Rudy Perpich
DFL

Elected Governor

Rudy Perpich
DFL

The 1986 Minnesota gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 1986. Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate Rudy Perpich defeated Independent-Republican Party challenger Cal Ludeman.

Results[edit]

1986 Gubernatorial Election, Minnesota
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DFL Rudy Perpich 790,138 56.11% -2.64%
Independent-Republican Cal Ludeman 606,755 43.09% +3.23%
Workers League W. Z. Brust 4,208 0.30% n/a
Libertarian Joseph A. Rohner III 3,852 0.27% -0.08%
Socialist Workers Tom Jaax 3,151 0.22% n/a
Majority 183,383 13.02%
Turnout 1,408,104
DFL hold Swing

1986 is also the year that the Twin Cities WCCO the Current on-air staff sportcaster Mark Rosen had a write-in campaign for governor as a morning radio program's publicity stunt.[1]

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