Rhode Island gubernatorial election, 1998

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Rhode Island gubernatorial election, 1998
Rhode Island
1994 ←
November 3, 1998
→ 2002

  Lincoln Almond.jpg
Candidate Lincoln Almond Myrth York Robert Healey
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Popular vote 156,180 129,105 19,250
Percentage 50.97% 42.13% 6.28%

Governor before election

Lincoln Almond
Republican

Elected Governor

Lincoln Almond
Republican

The 1998 Rhode Island gubernatorial election took place on November 3, 1998. Republican Lincoln Almond defeated Democrat Myrth York.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lincoln Almond (inc.) 5,510 100.00%
Totals 5,510 100.00%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Myrth York 53,561 82.89%
Democratic Jack Dennison Potter 11,055 17.11%
Totals 64,616 100.00%

Cool Moose primary[edit]

  • Robert J. Healey, Jr., businessman and perennial candidate

Reform primary[edit]

  • Joseph Devine, 1992 Reform Party nominee for governor

Election results[edit]

Rhode Island gubernatorial election, 1998[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Lincoln Almond (inc.) 156,180 50.97% +3.59%
Democratic Myrth York 129,105 42.13% -1.41%
Cool Moose Robert J. Healey, Jr. 19,250 6.28%
Reform Joseph F. Devine 1,848 0.60%
Write-ins 62 0.02%
Majority 27,075 8.84% +5.01%
Turnout 306,445
Republican hold Swing

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