1984 Montana gubernatorial election

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Montana gubernatorial election, 1984

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Nominee Ted Schwinden Pat M. Goodover
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate George Turman Don Allen
Popular vote 266,578 100,070
Percentage 70.34% 26.41%

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County results

Governor before election

Ted Schwinden
Democratic

Elected Governor

Ted Schwinden
Democratic

The 1984 Montana gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 1984. Incumbent Governor of Montana Ted Schwinden, who was first elected in 1980, ran for re-election. Schwinden won the Democratic primary against a perennial candidate, and moved on to the general election, where he faced Pat M. Goodover, a State Senator and the Republican nominee. Although then-President Ronald Reagan won the state in a landslide that year in the presidential election, Schwinden defeated Goodover with over 70% of the vote to win his second and final term as governor.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ted Schwinden (inc.) 80,633 81.40
Democratic Bob Kelleher 18,423 18.60
Total votes 99,056 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pat M. Goodover 56,199 100.00
Total votes 56,199 100.00

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Montana gubernatorial election, 1984[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Ted Schwinden (inc.) 266,578 70.34% +14.98%
Republican Pat M. Goodover 100,070 26.41% -18.23%
Libertarian Larry Dodge 12,322 3.25%
Majority 166,508 43.94% +33.21%
Turnout 378,970
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Report of the Official Canvass of the Votes Cast at the Primary Election Held in the State of Montana, June 5, 1984" (PDF). Montana Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-06-15. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "Report of the Official Canvass by County of the Votes Cast at the General Election Held in the State of Montana, November 6, 1984" (PDF). Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 5, 2014.