Oklahoma gubernatorial election, 1994

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Oklahoma gubernatorial election, 1994
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Nominee Frank Keating Jack Mildren Wes Watkins
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Popular vote 466,740 294,936 233,336
Percentage 46.9% 29.6% 23.5%

Oklahoma gubernatorial election, 1994 results by county.svg
Results by county

Governor before election

David Walters
Democratic

Elected Governor

Frank Keating
Republican

The Oklahoma gubernatorial election of 1994 was held on November 7, 1994, and was a race for the Governor of Oklahoma. Republican Frank Keating pulled an upset in the three-way race to become only the third Republican governor in Oklahoma history. Wes Watkins, a former U.S. Congressman as a Democrat, spoiled Mildren's campaign by running as an independent. Watkins' performance in the election, obtaining 24% of the vote and carrying several counties, is one of the most notable performances for a third party candidate in modern U.S. history.

Candidates[edit]

Republican[edit]

Democrat[edit]

Independent[edit]

Polling[edit]

Source Date Keating (R) Mildren (D) Watkins (I)
KSWO-TV Nov. 4, 1994 40% 39% 15%
Tulsa World Nov. 1, 1994 28% 29% 21%

Results[edit]

1994 gubernatorial election, Oklahoma
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Frank Keating 466,740 46.9
Democratic Jack Mildren 294,936 29.6
Independent Wes Watkins 233,336 23.5
Majority
Turnout
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

See also[edit]

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