2008 Vermont gubernatorial election

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Vermont gubernatorial election, 2008

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Nominee Jim Douglas Anthony Pollina Gaye Symington
Party Republican Independent Democratic
Popular vote 170,492 69,791 69,534
Percentage 53.4% 21.8% 21.7%

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County results
Douglas:      30-40%      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%

Governor before election

Jim Douglas
Republican

Elected Governor

Jim Douglas
Republican

The 2008 Vermont gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2008. Incumbent Republican Governor Jim Douglas won re-election to a fourth term. The gubernatorial primary took place on September 9, 2008.

Polling[edit]

Source Date Jim Douglas (R) Anthony Pollina (I/P) Gaye Symington (D)
WCAX October 28, 2008 47% 23% 24%
Rasmussen October 10, 2008 45% 25% 20%

Dates and deadlines[edit]

  • July 21, 2008—filing (for major parties)
  • September 9, 2008—primary election
  • September 12, 2008—filing (for third parties)
  • October 29, 2008—voter registration deadline for general election
  • November 4, 2008—general election

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Election results[edit]

Governor[edit]

2008 Vermont Governor general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jim Douglas 170,492 53.4 -3.0
Independent Anthony Pollina 69,791 21.8 n/a
Democratic Gaye Symington 69,534 21.7 -19.5
Independent Tony O'Connor 3,106 0.9 n/a
Independent Sam Young 2,490 0.7 n/a
Liberty Union Pete Diamondstone 1,710 0.5 +0.3
Independent Cris Ericson 1,704 0.5 -0.4
write-ins 258 0.0 n/a
Majority 100,701
Turnout 319,085
Republican hold Swing

Lieutenant governor[edit]

2008 Vermont Lieutenant Governor general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Brian Dubie 171,744 55.0 +3.8
Democratic Thomas Costello 121,953 39.1 -6.4
Progressive Richard Kemp 14,249 4.5 +2.3
Liberty Union Ben Mitchell 3,639 1.1 -0.1
write-ins 207 0.0 n/a
Majority 49,791
Turnout 311,792
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2008 Critical Election Dates Vermont Secretary of State

External links[edit]