1998 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

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Rhode Island gubernatorial election, 1998

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  Lincoln Almond.jpg Myrth York 2011 (cropped).jpg Robert J. Healey.jpg
Nominee Lincoln Almond Myrth York Robert J. Healey
Party Republican Democratic Cool Moose
Popular vote 156,180 129,105 19,250
Percentage 51.0% 42.1% 6.3%

Rhode Island Gubernatorial Election Results by County, 1998.svg
Election results by county
Almond:      40–50%      50–60%

Governor before election

Lincoln Almond
Republican

Elected Governor

Lincoln Almond
Republican

The 1998 Rhode Island gubernatorial election took place on November 3, 1998. Incumbent Republican Governor Lincoln Almond defeated Democratic nominee Myrth York in a rematch of the 1994 race.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lincoln Almond (inc.) 5,510 100.00
Total votes 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
Total votes 64,616 100.00

Cool Moose primary[edit]

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 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

References[edit]