Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1986

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Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1986
Minnesota
← 1982 November 4, 1986 1990 →
 
Nominee Rudy Perpich Cal Ludeman
Party DFL Independent-Republican
Running mate Marlene Johnson Dennis W. Schulstad
Popular vote 790,138 606,755
Percentage 56.11% 43.09%

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County Results

Governor before election

Rudy Perpich
DFL

Elected Governor

Rudy Perpich
DFL

The 1986 Minnesota gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 1986. Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party candidate Rudy Perpich defeated Independent-Republican Party challenger Cal Ludeman.

Results[edit]

1986 Gubernatorial Election, Minnesota
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL Rudy Perpich 790,138 56.11% -2.64%
Independent-Republican Cal Ludeman 606,755 43.09% +3.23%
Workers League W. Z. Brust 4,208 0.30% n/a
Libertarian Joseph A. Rohner III 3,852 0.27% -0.08%
Socialist Workers Tom Jaax 3,151 0.22% n/a
Majority 183,383 13.02%
Turnout 1,408,104
DFL hold Swing

1986 is also the year that the Twin Cities WCCO sportcaster Mark Rosen had a write-in campaign for governor as a morning radio program's publicity stunt.[1]

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