1988 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

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1988 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

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  RI Governor Edward D. DiPrete 1985-1991.jpg Bruce Sundlun.jpg
Nominee Edward D. DiPrete Bruce Sundlun
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 203,550 196,925
Percentage 50.83% 49.17%

Governor before election

Edward D. DiPrete
Republican

Elected Governor

Edward D. DiPrete
Republican

The 1988 Rhode Island gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1988. Incumbent Republican Edward D. DiPrete defeated Democratic nominee Bruce Sundlun with 50.83% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on September 14, 1988.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bruce Sundlun 68,065 90.28
Democratic Peter Van Daam 7,328 9.72
Total votes 75,393 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Edward D. DiPrete, Republican
  • Bruce Sundlun, Democratic

Results[edit]

1988 Rhode Island gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Edward D. DiPrete 203,550 50.83%
Democratic Bruce Sundlun 196,925 49.17%
Majority 6,614
Turnout 400,516
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "1988 Count Book" (PDF). Secretary of State of Rhode Island. 1988. Retrieved December 27, 2018.