Montana gubernatorial election, 1992

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Montana gubernatorial election, 1992
Montana
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Nominee Marc Racicot Dorothy Bradley
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Denny Rehberg Mike Halligan
Popular vote 209,401 198,421
Percentage 51.35% 48.65%

Governor before election

Stan Stephens
Republican

Elected Governor

Marc Racicot
Republican

The 1992 Montana gubernatorial election took place on November 3, 1992. Incumbent Governor of Montana Stan Stephens, who was first elected in 1988, declined to seek re-election. Marc Racicot, the Attorney General of Montana, won the Republican primary and advanced to the general election, where he faced State Representative Dorothy Bradley, who had emerged from a crowded Democratic primary as the nominee of her party. A close election ensued, but in the end, Racicot ended up defeating Bradley to win his first of two terms as governor.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dorothy Bradley 54,453 41.17
Democratic Mike McGrath 44,323 33.51
Democratic Frank B. Morrison, Jr. 23,883 18.06
Democratic Bob Kelleher 4,216 3.19
Democratic Martin J. "Red" Beckman 2,773 2.10
Democratic Curly Thornton 2,628 1.99
Total votes 132,276 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marc Racicot 68,013 68.66
Republican Andrea Bennett 31,038 31.34
Total votes 99,051 100.00

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Montana gubernatorial election, 1992[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Marc Racicot 209,401 51.35% -0.59%
Democratic Dorothy Bradley 198,421 48.65% +2.52%
Majority 10,980 2.69% -3.11%
Turnout 407,822
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Governor and Lieutenant Governor" (PDF). Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Official 1992 General Election Canvass". Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 5, 2014.