1990 Illinois gubernatorial election

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Illinois gubernatorial election, 1990

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Nominee Jim Edgar Neil Hartigan
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Bob Kustra James B. Burns
Popular vote 1,653,126 1,569,217
Percentage 50.8% 48.2%

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County Results

Edgar:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%

Hartigan:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

James R. Thompson
Republican

Elected Governor

Jim Edgar
Republican

The Illinois gubernatorial election were held in November 1990. Republican candidate Jim Edgar won his first of two terms in office, defeating Democrat Neil Hartigan by a narrow margin of about 80,000 votes.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

Eliminated from primary[edit]

Democratic candidate[edit]

Nominated[edit]

Third parties[edit]

Solidarity[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Jessie Fields, internist

Results[edit]

1990 gubernatorial election, Illinois[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jim Edgar 1,653,126 50.75 -1.92
Democratic Neil Hartigan 1,569,217 48.17 +41.53
Illinois Solidarity Jessie Fields 35,067 1.08 -38.89
Majority 83,909 2.58 -10.12
Turnout 3,257,410
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmidt, William E. (March 12, 1990). "New Faces in Primary For Governor of Illinois". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  2. ^ "1990 Gubernatorial General Election Results - Illinois". Uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2015-04-04.