2018 United States gubernatorial elections

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2018 United States gubernatorial elections

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39 governorships
36 states; 3 territories
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Seats before 33 16
Seats after 27 23
Seat change Decrease 6 Increase7
Popular vote 43,452,881[1] 46,253,757
Percentage 48.28% 51.39%
Seats up 27 9
Seats won 20 16

  Third party
 
Party Independent
Seats before 1
Seats after 0
Seat change Decrease1
Popular vote 299,612
Percentage 0.33%
Seats up 1
Seats won 0

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The 2018 United States gubernatorial elections were held on November 6, 2018, in 36 states and three territories. These elections formed part of the 2018 United States elections. Other coinciding elections were the 2018 United States Senate elections and the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections. The last regular gubernatorial elections for all but three of the states took place in 2014. Governors in New Hampshire and Vermont serve two-year terms, meaning that their most recent gubernatorial elections took place in 2016. Meanwhile, Oregon held a special election in 2016 to fill an unexpired term.

Many of the states holding gubernatorial elections have term limits which made some multi-term governors ineligible for re-election. Two Democratic governors were term-limited while six incumbent Democratic governors were eligible for re-election. Among Republican governors, twelve were term-limited while eleven could seek re-election. One independent governor was eligible for re-election.

Elections were held in 26 of the 33 states with Republican governors, nine of the 16 states with Democratic governors, one state (Alaska) with an independent governor, two territories (Guam and Northern Mariana Islands) with Republican governors, one territory (U.S. Virgin Islands) with an independent governor, and the District of Columbia with a Democratic mayor. Incumbent state governors running to be reelected included 14 Republicans, five Democrats, and one independent. Territorial incumbents running included one Republican and one independent. The incumbent Democratic mayor of Washington, D.C. also ran for re-election.

Democrats gained control of nine state and territorial governorships that had previously been held by Republicans and an independent. They picked up Republican-held open seats in the states of Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, and New Mexico, in addition to defeating Republican incumbents in Illinois and Wisconsin and not losing any seats of their own. Additionally, they won the Republican controlled territory of Guam and the independent controlled territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Republicans won the governorship of Alaska previously held by an independent.[2] Democrats also won the total popular vote for the year's gubernatorial elections for the second year in a row.

Election predictions[edit]

Several sites and individuals publish predictions of competitive seats. These predictions look at factors such as the strength of the incumbent (if the incumbent is running for re-election), the strength of the candidates, and the partisan leanings of the state (reflected in part by the state's Cook Partisan Voting Index rating). The predictions assign ratings to each seat, with the rating indicating the predicted advantage that a party has in winning that seat. Most election predictors use "tossup" to indicate that neither party has an advantage, "lean" to indicate that one party has a slight advantage, "likely" or "favored" to indicate that one party has a significant but not insurmountable advantage and "safe" or "solid" to indicate that one party has a near-certain chance of victory. Some predictions also include a "tilt" rating that indicates that one party has an advantage that is not quite as strong as the "lean" rating would indicate (except Fox News, where "likely" is the highest rating given). Governors whose names are in parentheses are not contesting the election.

State PVI Incumbent[3] Last race Cook
October 26, 2018[4]
IE
November 1, 2018[5]
Sabato
November 5, 2018[6]
RCP
November 4, 2018[7]
Daily Kos
November 5, 2018[8]
Fox News
October 10, 2018[9][a]
Politico
November 5, 2018[10]
538[b]
November 5, 2018[11]
Winner
Alabama R+14 Kay Ivey (R) 63.6% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Likely R ^ Safe R Safe R Ivey (R)
Alaska R+9 Bill Walker (I) 48.1% I Lean R (flip) Tilt R (flip) Lean R (flip) Tossup Lean R (flip) Tossup Lean R (flip) Lean R (flip) Dunleavy (R)
Arizona R+5 Doug Ducey (R) 53.4% R Likely R Likely R Likely R Likely R Safe R Likely R ^ Likely R Safe R Ducey (R)
Arkansas R+15 Asa Hutchinson (R) 55.4% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Likely R ^ Safe R Safe R Hutchinson (R)
California D+12 Jerry Brown (D) (term-limited) 60.0% D Safe D Safe D Safe D Likely D Safe D Likely D ^ Safe D Safe D Newsom (D)
Colorado D+1 John Hickenlooper (D)
(term-limited)
48.4% D Lean D Lean D Lean D Lean D Lean D Lean D Lean D Likely D Polis (D)
Connecticut D+6 Dan Malloy (D) (retiring) 50.9% D Tossup Lean D Lean D Tossup Lean D Lean D Lean D Likely D Lamont (D)
Florida R+2 Rick Scott (R)
(term-limited)
48.2% R Tossup Tilt D (flip) Lean D (flip) Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Lean D (flip) DeSantis (R)
Georgia R+5 Nathan Deal (R) (term-limited) 52.8% R Tossup Tilt R Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Lean R Kemp (R)
Hawaii D+18 David Ige (D) 49.0% D Safe D Safe D Safe D Safe D Safe D Likely D ^ Safe D Safe D Ige (D)
Idaho R+19 Butch Otter (R) (retiring) 53.5% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Likely R ^ Safe R Safe R Little (R)
Illinois D+7 Bruce Rauner (R) 50.3% R Likely D (flip) Likely D (flip) Likely D (flip) Likely D (flip) Likely D (flip) Likely D (flip) Likely D (flip) Likely D (flip) Pritzker (D)
Iowa R+3 Kim Reynolds (R) 59.0% R Tossup Tilt D (flip) Lean D (flip) Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Reynolds (R)
Kansas R+13 Jeff Colyer (R)
(lost nomination)
49.8% R Tossup Tossup Lean D (flip) Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Kelly (D)
Maine D+3 Paul LePage (R) (term-limited) 48.2% R Tossup Tilt D (flip) Lean D (flip) Lean D (flip) Tossup Tossup Tossup Likely D (flip) Mills (D)
Maryland D+12 Larry Hogan (R) 51.0% R Likely R Likely R Likely R Likely R Likely R Likely R ^ Likely R Safe R Hogan (R)
Massachusetts D+12 Charlie Baker (R) 48.5% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Likely R ^ Safe R Safe R Baker (R)
Michigan D+1 Rick Snyder (R) (term-limited) 50.9% R Lean D (flip) Lean D (flip) Likely D (flip) Lean D (flip) Likely D (flip) Lean D (flip) Likely D (flip) Likely D (flip) Whitmer (D)
Minnesota D+1 Mark Dayton (D) (retiring) 50.1% D Likely D Likely D Lean D Lean D Likely D Lean D Likely D Likely D Walz (D)
Nebraska R+14 Pete Ricketts (R) 57.2% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Likely R ^ Safe R Safe R Ricketts (R)
Nevada D+1 Brian Sandoval (R) (term-limited) 70.6% R Tossup Tilt D (flip) Lean D (flip) Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Sisolak (D)
New Hampshire EVEN Chris Sununu (R) 48.8% R Lean R Lean R Lean R Tossup Likely R Lean R Lean R Likely R Sununu (R)
New Mexico D+3 Susana Martinez (R) (term-limited) 57.3% R Lean D (flip) Lean D (flip) Lean D (flip) Lean D (flip) Lean D (flip) Lean D (flip) Likely D (flip) Likely D (flip) Grisham (D)
New York D+12 Andrew Cuomo (D) 54.2% D Safe D Safe D Safe D Safe D Safe D Likely D ^ Safe D Safe D Cuomo (D)
Ohio R+3 John Kasich (R) (term-limited) 63.8% R Tossup Tossup Lean D (flip) Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup DeWine (R)
Oklahoma R+20 Mary Fallin (R) (term-limited) 55.8% R Tossup Lean R Lean R Lean R Lean R Likely R ^ Lean R Likely R Stitt (R)
Oregon D+5 Kate Brown (D) 50.9% D Tossup Tilt D Lean D Tossup Lean D Lean D Lean D Likely D Brown (D)
Pennsylvania EVEN Tom Wolf (D) 54.9% D Likely D Likely D Safe D Safe D Safe D Likely D ^ Likely D Safe D Wolf (D)
Rhode Island D+10 Gina Raimondo (D) 40.7% D Lean D Lean D Likely D Likely D Lean D Likely D ^ Lean D Safe D Raimondo (D)
South Carolina R+8 Henry McMaster (R) 55.9% R Likely R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Likely R ^ Likely R Safe R McMaster (R)
South Dakota R+14 Dennis Daugaard (R)
(term-limited)
70.5% R Tossup Tilt R Lean R Tossup Lean R Likely R ^ Tossup Lean R Noem (R)
Tennessee R+14 Bill Haslam (R)
(term-limited)
70.3% R Likely R Safe R Safe R Likely R Safe R Likely R ^ Likely R Safe R Lee (R)
Texas R+8 Greg Abbott (R) 59.3% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Likely R ^ Safe R Safe R Abbott (R)
Vermont D+15 Phil Scott (R) 52.9% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Likely R Likely R Likely R ^ Lean R Likely R Scott (R)
Wisconsin EVEN Scott Walker (R) 52.3% R Tossup Tossup Lean D (flip) Tossup Tossup Lean D (flip) Tossup Tossup Evers (D)
Wyoming R+25 Matt Mead (R)
(term-limited)
58.3% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Likely R ^ Safe R Safe R Gordon (R)

^ Highest rating given

Closest races[edit]

States where the margin of victory was under 1%:

  1. Florida, 0.4%

States where the margin of victory was under 5%:

  1. Wisconsin, 1.1%
  2. Georgia, 1.4%
  3. Iowa, 2.8%
  4. Connecticut, 3.2%
  5. South Dakota, 3.4%
  6. Ohio, 3.7%
  7. Nevada, 4.1%

States where the margin of victory was under 10%:

  1. Kansas, 5.0%
  2. Oregon, 6.4%
  3. Alaska, 7.0%
  4. New Hampshire, 7.0%
  5. Maine, 7.7%
  6. South Carolina, 8.0%
  7. U.S. Virgin Islands, 9.3%
  8. Michigan, 9.5%

Red denotes states won by Republicans. Blue denotes states won by Democrats.

Race summary[edit]

States[edit]

State Incumbent Party First elected Incumbent status Candidates
Alabama Kay Ivey Republican 2017[c] Incumbent elected to full term Green tickY Kay Ivey (R) 59.6%[12]
Walt Maddox (D) 40.4%[13]
Alaska Bill Walker Independent 2014 Incumbent retired
New governor elected
Republican gain
Green tickY Mike Dunleavy (R) 51.5%[14]
Mark Begich (D) 44.5%[15]
William Toien (L) 1.9%
Arizona Doug Ducey Republican 2014 Incumbent reelected Green tickY Doug Ducey (R) 56.0%[16]
David Garcia (D) 41.8%[17]
Angel Torres (G) 2.1%
Arkansas Asa Hutchinson Republican 2014 Incumbent reelected Green tickY Asa Hutchinson (R) 65.3%[18]
Jared Henderson (D) 31.8% [19]
Mark West (L) 2.9%[20]
California Jerry Brown Democratic 2010[d] Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Democratic hold
Green tickY Gavin Newsom (D) 61.9%[21][22]
John H. Cox (R) 38.1%[23][22]
Colorado John Hickenlooper Democratic 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Democratic hold
Green tickY Jared Polis (D) 53.4%[24]
Walker Stapleton (R) 42.8%[25]
Scott Helker (L) 2.8%[26]
Bill Hammons (UPA) 1.0%[27]
Connecticut Dannel Malloy Democratic 2010 Incumbent retired
New governor elected
Democratic hold
Green tickY Ned Lamont (D) 49.4%[28]
Bob Stefanowski (R) 46.2%[29]
Oz Griebel (I) 3.9%[30]
Rod Hanscomb (L)
Florida Rick Scott Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Republican hold
Green tickY Ron DeSantis (R) 49.6%[31]
Andrew Gillum (D) 49.2%[32]
Darcy Richardson (Reform) 0.6%[33]
Georgia Nathan Deal Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Republican hold
Green tickY Brian Kemp (R) 50.2%[34]
Stacey Abrams (D) 48.8%[35]
Ted Metz (L) 0.9%[36]
Hawaii David Ige Democratic 2014 Incumbent reelected Green tickY David Ige (D) 62.7%[37][38]
Andria Tupola (R) 33.7%[39][38]
Jim Brewer (G) 2.6%[38]
Terrence Teruya (I) 1.0%[38]
Selina Blackwell (I) 0.0%[38]
Idaho Butch Otter Republican 2006 Incumbent retired
New governor elected
Republican hold
Green tickY Brad Little (R) 59.8%[40][41]
Paulette Jordan (D) 38.2%[42][41]
Illinois Bruce Rauner Republican 2014 Incumbent lost reelection
New governor elected
Democratic gain
Green tickY J. B. Pritzker (D) 54.5%[43]
Bruce Rauner (R) 38.8%[44]
William McCann (Conservative) 4.2%[45]
Grayson Jackson (L) 2.4%[46]
Iowa Kim Reynolds Republican 2017[e] Incumbent elected to full term Green tickY Kim Reynolds (R) 50.3%[47]
Fred Hubbell (D) 47.5%[48]
Jake Porter (L) 1.6%[49]
Gary Siegwarth (I) 0.6%
Kansas Jeff Colyer Republican 2018[f] Incumbent lost nomination for full term
New governor elected
Democratic gain
Green tickY Laura Kelly (D) 48.0%[50]
Kris Kobach (R) 43.0%[51]
Greg Orman (I) 6.5%[52]
Jeff Caldwell (L) 1.9%[53]
Richard Kloos (I) 0.6%[54]
Maine Paul LePage Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Democratic gain
Green tickY Janet Mills (D) 50.9%[55]
Shawn Moody (R) 43.2%[56]
Teresea Hayes (I) 5.9%[57]
Maryland Larry Hogan Republican 2014 Incumbent reelected Green tickY Larry Hogan (R) 55.4%[58]
Ben Jealous (D) 43.5%[59]
Massachusetts Charlie Baker Republican 2014 Incumbent reelected Green tickY Charlie Baker (R) 66.8%[60]
Jay Gonzalez (D) 33.2%[61]
Michigan Rick Snyder Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Democratic gain
Green tickY Gretchen Whitmer (D) 53.3%
Bill Schuette (R) 43.7%
Bill Gelineau (L) 1.3%
Jennifer Kurland (G) 0.7%
Minnesota Mark Dayton DFL 2010 Incumbent retired
New governor elected
Democratic hold
Green tickY Tim Walz (DFL) 53.9%[62]
Jeff Johnson (R) 42.4%[63]
Chris Wright (LMNP) 2.7%
Nebraska Pete Ricketts Republican 2014 Incumbent reelected Green tickY Pete Ricketts (R) 59.0%[64]
Bob Krist (D) 41.0%[65]
Nevada Brian Sandoval Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Democratic gain
Green tickY Steve Sisolak (D) 49.4%
Adam Laxalt (R) 45.3%
New Hampshire Chris Sununu Republican 2016 Incumbent reelected Green tickY Chris Sununu (R) 52.8%[66]
Molly Kelly (D) 45.8%
Jilletta Jarvis (L) 1.4%
New Mexico Susana Martinez Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Democratic gain
Green tickY Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) 57.2%[67]
Steve Pearce (R) 42.8%[68]
New York Andrew Cuomo Democratic 2010 Incumbent reelected Green tickY Andrew Cuomo (D) 59.6%
Marcus Molinaro (R) 36.2%
Howie Hawkins (G) 1.7%
Larry Sharpe (L) 1.6%
Stephanie Miner (SAM) 0.9%
Ohio John Kasich Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Republican hold
Green tickY Mike DeWine (R) 50.4%[69]
Richard Cordray (D) 46.7%[70]
Travis Irvine (L) 1.8%[71]
Constance Gadell-Newton (G) 1.1%
Oklahoma Mary Fallin Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Republican hold
Green tickY Kevin Stitt (R) 54.3%
Drew Edmondson (D) 42.2%
Chris Powell (L) 3.4%
Oregon Kate Brown Democratic 2015[g] Incumbent reelected Green tickY Kate Brown (D) 50.1%[72]
Knute Buehler (R) 43.7%[73]
Patrick Starnes (I) 2.9%
Nick Chen (L) 1.6%
Aaron Auer (C) 1.1%
Pennsylvania Tom Wolf Democratic 2014 Incumbent reelected Green tickY Tom Wolf (D) 57.8%
Scott Wagner (R) 40.7%[74]
Ken Krawchuk (L) 1.0%
Rhode Island Gina Raimondo Democratic 2014 Incumbent reelected Green tickY Gina Raimondo (D) 52.8%[75]
Allan Fung (R) 37.3%
Joseph Trillo (I) 4.4%[76]
South Carolina Henry McMaster Republican 2017[h] Incumbent elected to full term Green tickY Henry McMaster (R) 54.0%[77]
James E. Smith, Jr. (D) 46.0%
South Dakota Dennis Daugaard Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Republican hold
Green tickY Kristi Noem (R) 51.0%[78]
Billie Sutton (D) 47.6%
Kurt Evans (L) 1.4%
Tennessee Bill Haslam Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Republican hold
Green tickY Bill Lee (R) 59.6%
Karl Dean (D) 38.6%[79]
Texas Greg Abbott Republican 2014 Incumbent reelected Green tickY Greg Abbott (R) 55.8%
Lupe Valdez (D) 42.5%[80]
Mark Tippetts (L) 1.7%
Vermont Phil Scott Republican 2016 Incumbent reelected Green tickY Phil Scott (R) 55.4%
Christine Hallquist (D) 40.4%
Wisconsin Scott Walker Republican 2010 Incumbent lost reelection
New governor elected
Democratic gain
Green tickY Tony Evers (D) 49.6%[81]
Scott Walker (R) 48.5%
Phil Anderson (L) 0.8%
Michael White (G) 0.4%[82]
Wyoming Matt Mead Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Republican hold
Green tickY Mark Gordon (R) 67.5%
Mary Throne (D) 27.7%
Rex Rammell (C) 3.3%
Lawrence Struempf (L) 1.5%[83][84]
Notes

Territories[edit]

Territory Incumbent Party First elected Incumbent status Candidates
Guam Eddie Baza Calvo Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited[85]
New governor elected
Democratic gain
Green tickY Lou Leon Guerrero (D)
Ray Tenorio (R)
Frank Aguon (D, write-in)
U.S. Virgin Islands Kenneth Mapp Independent 2014 Incumbent lost reelection
New governor elected
Democratic gain
Green tickY Albert Bryan (D)[86][87]
Kenneth Mapp (I)[86]
Northern Mariana Islands Ralph Torres Republican 2015[i] Incumbent reelected[88][89] Green tickY Ralph Torres (R)
Juan Babauta (I)[90]

Federal district[edit]

Washington, D.C. currently does not have a governor due to its current status as a federal district, but it does have a mayor with mayoral elections every four years.

Federal District Incumbent Party First elected Incumbent status Candidates
Washington, D.C. Muriel Bowser Democratic 2014 Incumbent reelected[91] Green tickY Muriel Bowser (D)
Dustin Canter (I)
Martin Moulton (L)
Ann Wilcox (G)

Alabama[edit]

2018 Alabama gubernatorial election

← 2014 November 6, 2018 2022 →
  Portrait-Governor-Kay-Ivey.jpg Walter Maddox May 2011 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Kay Ivey Walt Maddox
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,022,457 694,495
Percentage 59.5% 40.4%

Alabama gubernatorial election, 2018.svg
County results
Ivey:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Maddox:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Governor before election

Kay Ivey
Republican

Elected Governor

Kay Ivey
Republican

Incumbent Kay Ivey took office upon Robert Bentley's resignation in April 2017.[92]

Ivey won election to a full term.

Alabama Republican primary[93]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kay Ivey (incumbent) 330,743 56.10
Republican Tommy Battle 146,887 24.92
Republican Scott Dawson 79,302 13.45
Republican Bill Hightower 29,275 4.97
Republican Michael McAllister 3,326 0.56
Total votes 589,533 100.00
Alabama Democratic primary[94]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walt Maddox 154,559 54.60
Democratic Sue Bell Cobb 82,043 28.98
Democratic James Fields 22,635 8.00
Democratic Anthony White 9,677 3.42
Democratic Doug Smith 9,244 3.27
Democratic Christopher Countryman 4,923 1.74
Total votes 283,081 100.00
Alabama general election[95]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kay Ivey (incumbent) 1,022,457 59.46
Democratic Walt Maddox 694,495 40.39
Write-in 2,637 0.15
Total votes 1,719,589 100.00
Republican hold

Alaska[edit]

2018 Alaska gubernatorial election

← 2014 November 6, 2018 2022 →
  Senator Mike Dunleavy.jpg Mark Begich, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Nominee Mike Dunleavy Mark Begich
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Kevin Meyer Debra Call
Popular vote 145,631 125,739
Percentage 51.4% 44.4%

2018 Alaska gubernatorial election results by State House district.svg
State house district results
Dunleavy:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Begich:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Bill Walker
Independent

Elected Governor

Mike Dunleavy
Republican

One-term incumbent Bill Walker ran for re-election as an independent but dropped out of the race on October 19 to endorse Mark Begich (several days after Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott resigned and several weeks before election day).

Former Alaska Senate member Mike Dunleavy won the Republican nomination.

Former U.S. Senator Mark Begich ran uncontested for the Democratic nomination.[96]

Billy Tolein ran for governor on the Libertarian party ticket.

Dunleavy won the election.

Alaska Democratic-Libertarian-Independence primary[97]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Begich 33,451 85.24
Libertarian William Toien 5,790 14.75
Total votes 39,241 100.00
Alaska Republican primary[97]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Dunleavy 43,802 61.52
Republican Mead Treadwell 22,780 32.00
Republican Michael Sheldon 1,640 2.30
Republican Merica Hlatu 1,064 1.49
Republican Thomas Gordon 884 1.24
Republican Gerald Heikes 499 0.70
Republican Darin Colbry 416 0.58
Total votes 71,195 100.00
Alaska general election[98]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Dunleavy 145,631 51.44
Democratic Mark Begich 125,739 44.41
Independent Bill Walker (incumbent) 5,757 2.03
Libertarian William Toien 5,402 1.91
Write-in 605 0.21
Total votes 283,134 100.00
Republican gain from Independent

Arizona[edit]

2018 Arizona gubernatorial election

← 2014 November 6, 2018 2022 →
  Doug Ducey by Gage Skidmore 10.jpg David Garcia by Gage Skidmore 2 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Doug Ducey David Garcia
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,330,863 994,341
Percentage 56.0% 41.8%

Arizona Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Ducey:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Garcia:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Doug Ducey
Republican

Elected Governor

Doug Ducey
Republican

One-term incumbent Doug Ducey sought re-election.

Professor David Garcia won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.[99]

Libertarian candidate for president in 2016 Kevin McCormick declared his candidacy.[100]

Ducey won re-election.

Arizona Republican primary[101]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Ducey (incumbent) 463,672 70.73
Republican Ken Bennett 191,775 29.25
Write-in 91 0.01
Total votes 655,538 100.00
Arizona Democratic primary[101]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Garcia 255,555 50.56
Democratic Steve Farley 163,072 32.26
Democratic Kelly Fryer 86,810 17.17
Write-in 44 0.01
Total votes 505,481 100.00
Arizona general election[102]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Ducey (incumbent) 1,330,863 56.00
Democratic David Garcia 994,341 41.84
Green Angel Torres 50,962 2.14
Write-in 275 0.01
Total votes 2,376,441 100.00
Republican hold

Arkansas[edit]

2018 Arkansas gubernatorial election

← 2014 November 6, 2018 (2018-11-06) 2022 →
  Asa Hutchinson.jpg No image.svg
Nominee Asa Hutchinson Jared Henderson
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 582,406 283,218
Percentage 65.3% 31.8%

Arkansas Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Hutchinson:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Henderson:      40-50%      50–60%

Governor before election

Asa Hutchinson
Republican

Elected Governor

Asa Hutchinson
Republican

One-term incumbent Asa Hutchinson ran for re-election.

Jared Henderson, a former state executive director for Teach For America, won the Democratic nomination.[19]

Libertarian Mark West sought his party's nomination.[103][104]

Hutchinson won re-election.

Arkansas Republican primary[citation needed]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Asa Hutchinson (incumbent) 145,251 69.75
Republican Jan Morgan 63,009 30.25
Total votes 208,260 100.00
Arkansas Democratic primary[citation needed]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jared Henderson 68,340 63.44
Democratic Leticia Sanders 39,382 36.56
Total votes 107,722 100.00
Arkansas general election[citation needed]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Asa Hutchinson (incumbent) 582,406 65.33
Democratic Jared Henderson 283,218 31.77
Libertarian Mark West 25,885 2.90
Total votes 891,509 100.00
Republican hold

California[edit]

2018 California gubernatorial election

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Nominee Gavin Newsom John Cox
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 7,721,410 4,742,825
Percentage 61.9% 38.1%

California Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results

Newsom:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Cox:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Jerry Brown
Democratic

Elected Governor

Gavin Newsom
Democratic

Two-term consecutive, four-term non-consecutive Governor Jerry Brown was term-limited, as California governors are limited to lifetime service of two terms in office. Brown previously served as governor from 1975 to 1983; California law affects only terms served after 1990.[105]

The Democratic nominee was Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom.[21][106]

The Republican nominee was businessman John H. Cox.[23]

Libertarian candidates included transhumanist activist Zoltan Istvan.[107]

Newsom won election in a landslide, breaking the record for the largest number of votes received in a gubernatorial election.

California blanket primary[108]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gavin Newsom 2,343,792 34.15
Republican John H. Cox 1,766,488 25.74
Democratic Antonio Villaraigosa 926,394 13.50
Republican Travis Allen 658,798 9.60
Democratic John Chiang 655,920 9.56
Democratic Delaine Eastin 234,869 3.42
Democratic Amanda Renteria 93,446 1.36
Republican Robert C. Newman II 44,674 0.65
Democratic Michael Shellenberger 31,692 0.46
Republican Peter Y. Liu 27,336 0.40
Republican Yvonne Girard 21,840 0.32
Peace and Freedom Gloria La Riva 19,075 0.28
Democratic J. Bribiesca 18,586 0.27
Green Josh Jones 16,131 0.24
Libertarian Zoltan Istvan 14,462 0.21
Democratic Albert C. Mezzetti 12,026 0.18
Libertarian Nickolas Wildstar 11,566 0.17
Democratic Robert D. Griffis 11,103 0.16
Democratic Akinyemi Agbede 9,380 0.14
Democratic Thomas J. Cares 8,937 0.13
Green Christopher N. Carlson 7,302 0.11
Democratic Klement Tinaj 5,368 0.08
No party preference Hakan Mikado 5,346 0.08
No party preference Johnny Wattenburg 4,973 0.07
No party preference Desmond Silveira 4,633 0.07
No party preference Shubham Goel 4,020 0.06
No party preference Jeffrey E. Taylor 3,973 0.06
Write-in 124 0.00
Total votes 6,862,254 100.00
California general election[109]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gavin Newsom 7,721,410 61.95
Republican John H. Cox 4,742,825 38.05
Total votes 12,464,235 100.00
Democratic hold

Colorado[edit]

2018 Colorado gubernatorial election

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Nominee Jared Polis Walker Stapleton
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Dianne Primavera Lang Sias
Popular vote 1,348,888 1,080,801
Percentage 53.4% 42.8%

Colorado Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Polis:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Stapleton:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Governor before election

John Hickenlooper
Democratic

Elected Governor

Jared Polis
Democratic

Two-term Governor John Hickenlooper was term-limited, as Colorado does not allow governors to serve three consecutive terms.[110]

The Democratic nominee was U.S. Representative Jared Polis.[24]

The Republican nominee was Colorado State Treasurer Walker Stapleton.

Polis won the election.

Colorado Democratic primary[111]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jared Polis 282,725 44.46
Democratic Cary Kennedy 157,098 24.71
Democratic Mike Johnston 149,717 23.55
Democratic Donna Lynne 46,316 7.28
Total votes 635,856 100.00
Colorado Republican primary[111]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Walker Stapleton 239,415 47.66
Republican Victor Mitchell 151,365 30.13
Republican Greg Lopez 66,330 13.20
Republican Doug Robinson 45,245 9.01
Total votes 502,355 100.00
Colorado general election[112]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jared Polis 1,348,888 53.42
Republican Walker Stapleton 1,080,801 42.80
Libertarian Scott Helker 69,519 2.75
Unity Bill Hammons 25,854 1.02
Total votes 2,525,062 100.00
Democratic hold

Connecticut[edit]

2018 Connecticut gubernatorial election

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  Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut, official portrait (cropped).jpg Bob Stefanowski Headshot (cropped).png
Nominee Ned Lamont Bob Stefanowski
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Susan Bysiewicz Joe Markley
Popular vote 694,640 650,225
Percentage 49.4% 46.2%

Connecticut Governor Election Results by County, 2014.svg
County results
Lamont:      40–50%      50–60%
Stefanowski:      40–50%      50–60%

Governor before election

Dannel Malloy
Democratic

Elected Governor

Ned Lamont
Democratic

Two-term Governor Dan Malloy was eligible to seek re-election, but declined do so.[113][114][115]

The Democratic nominee was former selectman from Greenwich Ned Lamont.

Republicans endorsed Mark Boughton, mayor of Danbury, at the statewide nominating convention held on May 11 and 12, 2018, at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard. Candidates qualifying to primary at the convention were former First Selectman of Trumbull Tim Herbst and former candidate for Congress Steve Obsitnik. Failing to qualify at the convention to primary were Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, former secretary of state candidate Peter Lumaj, state representative Prasad Srinivasan, former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker and Stamford Director of Administration, Mike Handler.

Businessman Bob Stefanowski became the second candidate in the history of Connecticut to petition to be on the primary ballot on June 18, 2018, and the first for a gubernatorial race.[116] Businessman David Stemerman became the third to do so on June 19, 2018.[117] Neither Stefanowski nor Stemerman participated in the statewide convention.[118] Both Lauretti and Handler pledged to conduct a petition drive to get on the August 14, 2018, primary election ballot, but dropped out.

Micah Welintukonis, former vice chair of the Coventry Town Council ran as an independent.[119]

Lamont won the election in a close race.

Connecticut Democratic primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ned Lamont 172,024 81.17
Democratic Joe Ganim 39,913 18.83
Total votes 211,937 100.00
Connecticut Republican primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Stefanowski 42,119 29.41
Republican Mark Boughton 30,505 21.30
Republican David Stemerman 26,276 18.35
Republican Tim Herbst 25,144 17.56
Republican Steve Obsitnik 19,151 13.37
Total votes 143,195 100.00
Connecticut general election[120]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ned Lamont 694,510 49.37
Republican Bob Stefanowski 650,138 46.21
Independent Oz Griebel 54,741 3.89
Libertarian Rod Hanscomb 6,086 0.43
Constitution Mark Greenstein 1,254 0.09
Write-in Lee Whitnum 74 0.01
Total votes 1,406,803 100.00
Democratic hold

Florida[edit]

2018 Florida gubernatorial election

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Nominee Ron DeSantis Andrew Gillum
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Jeanette Núñez Chris King
Popular vote 4,076,186 4,043,723
Percentage 49.6% 49.2%

Florida Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
DeSantis:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Gillum:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Rick Scott
Republican

Elected Governor

Ron DeSantis
Republican

Two-term Governor Rick Scott was term-limited, as Florida does not allow governors to serve three consecutive terms.

U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis won the Republican nomination.[121]

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Democratic nomination.[122]

Randy Wiseman sought the Libertarian nomination.[123]

DeSantis narrowly won the election in a close race.

Florida Republican primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron DeSantis 913,679 56.47
Republican Adam Putnam 591,449 36.55
Republican Bob White 32,580 2.01
Republican Timothy M. Devine 21,320 1.32
Republican Bob Langford 19,771 1.22
Republican Bruce Nathan 14,487 0.90
Republican Don Baldauf 13,125 0.81
Republican John J. Mercadante 11,602 0.72
Total votes 1,618,013 100.00
Florida Democratic primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrew Gillum 517,417 34.29
Democratic Gwen Graham 472,735 31.33
Democratic Philip Levine 306,450 20.31
Democratic Jeff Greene 151,935 10.07
Democratic Chris King 37,464 2.48
Democratic John Wetherbee 14,355 0.95
Democratic Alex Lundmark 8,628 0.57
Total votes 1,508,984 100.00
Florida general election[124]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron DeSantis 4,076,186 49.59
Democratic Andrew Gillum 4,043,723 49.19
Reform Darcy Richardson 47,140 0.57
Independent Kyle Gibson 24,310 0.30
Independent Ryan C. Foley 14,630 0.18
Independent Bruce Stanley 14,505 0.18
Write-in 67 0.00
Total votes 8,220,561 100.00
Republican hold

Georgia[edit]

2018 Georgia gubernatorial election

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  David Perdue and Brian Kemp (cropped).jpg Stacey Abrams 2012 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Brian Kemp Stacey Abrams
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,978,408 1,923,685
Percentage 50.2% 48.8%

Georgia Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Kemp:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%
Abrams:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Governor before election

Nathan Deal
Republican

Elected Governor

Brian Kemp
Republican

Two-term Governor Nathan Deal was term-limited, as Georgia does not allow governors to serve three consecutive terms.

Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp won first and second place in the May 22 Republican primary; Cagle lost the runoff to Kemp on July 24, 2018.

State Representative Stacey Abrams garnered the Democratic nomination outright.[35]

Ted Metz, chair of the Libertarian Party of Georgia, ran unopposed in the Libertarian primary.[36]

Kemp won the election.

Georgia Republican primary[125][126]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Casey Cagle 236,987 38.95
Republican Brian Kemp 155,189 25.51
Republican Hunter Hill 111,464 18.32
Republican Clay Tippins 74,182 12.19
Republican Michael Williams 29,619 4.87
Republican Eddie Hayes 939 0.15
Total votes 608,380 100.00
Georgia Republican primary runoff[127]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Kemp 408,595 69.45
Republican Casey Cagle 179,712 30.55
Total votes 588,307 100.00
Georgia Democratic primary[128]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stacey Abrams 424,305 76.44
Democratic Stacey Evans 130,784 23.56
Total votes 555,089 100.00
Georgia general election[129]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Kemp 1,978,408 50.22
Democratic Stacey Abrams 1,923,685 48.83
Libertarian Ted Metz 37,235 0.95
Write-in 81 0.00
Total votes 3,939,409 100.00
Republican hold

Hawaii[edit]

2018 Hawaii gubernatorial election

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  Governor David Ige (cropped 2).jpg Rep Andria Tupola.jpg
Nominee David Ige Andria Tupola
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Josh Green Marissa Kerns
Popular vote 244,934 131,719
Percentage 62.7% 33.7%

Hawaii Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Ige:      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

David Ige
Democratic

Elected Governor

David Ige
Democratic

One-term Governor David Ige ran for re-election. Ige took office after defeating previous Governor Neil Abercrombie in the Democratic primary and then winning the general election. Ige was nominated again, after defeating a primary challenge by Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa.

The Republican nominee was state house minority leader Andria Tupola.

Ige won re-election.

Hawaii Democratic primary[130]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Ige (incumbent) 124,572 51.37
Democratic Colleen Hanabusa 107,631 44.38
Democratic Ernest Caravalho 5,662 2.33
Democratic Wendell Ka'ehu'ae'a 2,298 0.95
Democratic Richard Kim 1,576 0.65
Democratic Van Tanabe 775 0.32
Total votes 242,514 100.00
Hawaii Republican primary[130]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andria Tupola 17,297 55.52
Republican John Carroll 10,974 35.22
Republican Ray L'Heureux 2,885 9.26
Total votes 31,156 100.0
Hawaii general election[131]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Ige (incumbent) 244,934 62.67
Republican Andria Tupola 131,719 33.70
Green Jim Brewer 10,123 2.59
Nonpartisan Terrence Teruya 4,067 1.04
Total votes 390,843 100.00
Democratic hold

Idaho[edit]

2018 Idaho gubernatorial election

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Nominee Brad Little Paulette Jordan
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 361,671 231,065
Percentage 59.8% 38.2%

Idaho gubernatorial election, 2018.svg
County Results
Little:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Jordan:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Butch Otter
Republican

Elected Governor

Brad Little
Republican

Three-term Governor Butch Otter was eligible to seek re-election, but did not do so.[132]

Lieutenant Governor Brad Little won the Republican nomination.[133]

Paulette Jordan, a former state representative, was nominated in the Democratic primary.[134]

Little won the election.

Idaho Republican primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brad Little 72,518 37.29
Republican Raúl Labrador 63,460 32.64
Republican Tommy Ahlquist 50,977 26.22
Republican Lisa Marie 3,390 1.74
Republican Steve Pankey 2,701 1.39
Republican Harley Brown 874 0.45
Republican Dalton Cannady 528 0.27
Total votes 194,448 100.00
Idaho Democratic primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paulette Jordan 38,483 58.44
Democratic A.J. Balukoff 26,403 40.09
Democratic Peter Dill 964 1.47
Total votes 65,850 100.00
Idaho general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brad Little 361,661 59.76
Democratic Paulette Jordan 231,081 38.19
Libertarian Bev Boeck 6,551 1.08
Constitution Walter L. Bayes 5,787 0.96
Write-in Lisa Marie 51 0.00
Total votes 605,131 100.00
Republican hold

Illinois[edit]

2018 Illinois gubernatorial election

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Nominee J. B. Pritzker Bruce Rauner
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Juliana Stratton Evelyn Sanguinetti
Popular vote 2,388,460 1,725,297
Percentage 54.2% 39.1%

Illinois Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County Results
Pritzker:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Rauner:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Bruce Rauner
Republican

Elected Governor

J. B. Pritzker
Democratic

One-term incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner ran for re-election.[135] State Representative Jeanne Ives also ran for the Republican nomination, but lost narrowly to Rauner.[136]

On the Democratic side, Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools Bob Daiber,[137] former chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees and member of the Kennedy family Chris Kennedy,[138][139] State Representative Scott Drury,[140] State Senator Daniel Biss,[141] and venture capitalist J. B. Pritzker[43] all ran for the Democratic nomination. Pritzker, who is related to former United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, won the primary, and became one of the wealthiest governors in United States history upon election.

Libertarian candidate Kash Jackson was nominated at the state party convention on March 3.[142] He defeated Matt Scaro and Jon Stewart.[143]

Pritzker won the election in a landslide.

Illinois Republican primary[144]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bruce Rauner (incumbent) 372,124 51.53
Republican Jeanne Ives 350,038 48.47
Total votes 744,248 100.00
Illinois Democratic primary[144]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic J. B. Pritzker 597,756 45.13
Democratic Daniel Biss 353,625 26.70
Democratic Chris Kennedy 322,730 24.37
Democratic Tio Hardiman 21,075 1.59
Democratic Bob Daiber 15,009 1.13
Democratic Robert Marshall 14,353 1.08
Total votes 1,324,548 100.00
Illinois general election[145]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic J. B. Pritzker 2,479,746 54.53
Republican Bruce Rauner (incumbent) 1,765,751 38.83
Conservative Sam McCann 192,527 4.23
Libertarian Kash Jackson 109,518 2.40
Write-in 115 0.01
Total votes 4,547,657 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

Iowa[edit]

2018 Iowa gubernatorial election

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  Kim Reynolds by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg Fred Hubbell (cropped).jpg
Nominee Kim Reynolds Fred Hubbell
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Adam Gregg Rita Hart
Popular vote 667,275 630,986
Percentage 50.3% 47.5%

Iowa gubernatorial election, 2018.svg
County results

Reynolds:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70-80%

Hubbell:      40–50%      50–60%      70–80%

Governor before election

Kim Reynolds
Republican

Elected Governor

Kim Reynolds
Republican

Incumbent Governor Kim Reynolds took office in 2017, upon the resignation of Terry Branstad, following his confirmation as ambassador to China.[146] Reynolds is seeking election to a full term in 2018.

Former gubernatorial aide John Norris, state Senator Nate Boulton, former state party chairwoman Andy McGuire, SEIU leader Cathy Glasson, attorney Jon Neiderbach, former Iowa City Mayor Ross Wilburn, and businessman Fred Hubbell sought the Democratic nomination, which Hubbell won.[147]

Jake Porter, who was the Libertarian nominee for secretary of state in 2010 and 2014, is running for the Libertarian nomination for governor.[49]

Reynolds won the election.

Iowa Republican primary[148]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kim Reynolds (incumbent) 94,118 98.63
Write-in 1,307 1.37
Total votes 95,425 100.00
Iowa Democratic primary[148]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fred Hubbell 99,245 55.41
Democratic Cathy Glasson 36,815 20.55
Democratic John Norris 20,498 11.44
Democratic Andy McGuire 9,404 5.25
Democratic Nate Boulton 9,082 5.07
Democratic Ross Wilburn 3,880 2.17
Write-in 200 0.01
Total votes 179,124 100.00
Iowa general election[149]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kim Reynolds (incumbent) 667,275 50.26
Democratic Fred Hubbell 630,986 47.53
Libertarian Jake Porter 21,426 1.61
Independent Gary Siegwarth 7,463 0.56
Write-in 488 0.04
Total votes 1,327,638 100.00
Republican hold

Kansas[edit]

2018 Kansas gubernatorial election

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Nominee Laura Kelly Kris Kobach Greg Orman
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Running mate Lynn Rogers Wink Hartman John Doll
Popular vote 506,509 453,030 66,163
Percentage 48.0% 43.0% 6.5%

Kansas Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County Results
Kelly:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Kobach:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Jeff Colyer
Republican

Elected Governor

Laura Kelly
Democratic

Jeff Colyer succeeded Sam Brownback in January 2018 after he was confirmed as the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach defeated Governor Colyer, Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer, former state Senator Jim Barnett, and former state Representative Mark Hutton for the Republican nomination.[150]

The Democratic nominee was state Senator Laura Kelly.[150]

Businessman Greg Orman, who finished second in the 2014 U.S. Senate election in Kansas, ran as an Independent.[151]

Kelly won the election.

Kansas Republican primary[152]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kris Kobach 128,838 40.62
Republican Jeff Colyer (incumbent) 128,488 40.51
Republican Jim Barnett 27,993 8.83
Republican Ken Selzer 24,807 7.82
Republican Patrick Kucera 3,212 1.01
Republican Tyler Ruzich 2,276 0.72
Republican Joseph Tutera Jr. 1,559 0.49
Total votes 317,173 100.00
Kansas Democratic primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Laura Kelly 78,746 51.5
Democratic Carl Brewer 30,693 20.1
Democratic Josh Svaty 26,722 17.5
Democratic Arden Andersen 12,845 8.4
Democratic Jack Bergeson 3,850 2.5
Total votes 152,856 100.0
Kansas general election[153]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Laura Kelly 506,727 48.01
Republican Kris Kobach 453,645 42.98
Independent Greg Orman 68,590 6.50
Libertarian Jeff Caldwell 20,020 1.90
Independent Rick Kloos 6,584 0.62
Total votes 1,055,566 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

Maine[edit]

2018 Maine gubernatorial election

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Nominee Janet Mills Shawn Moody Terry Hayes
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Popular vote 320,962 272,311 37,268
Percentage 50.9% 43.2% 5.9%

Maine governor election results by county, 2018.svg
County results
Mills:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%
Moody:      40–50%      50–60%

Governor before election

Paul LePage
Republican

Elected Governor

Janet Mills
Democratic

Two-term governor Paul LePage was term-limited, as Maine does not allow governors to serve three consecutive terms. LePage won re-election in a three-way race over Democrat Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler, in 2014. The primary election was June 12, and conducted with ranked choice voting, a system recently implemented and being used for the first time in the 2018 elections in Maine. It was not used in the general election due to an advisory opinion by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court calling its use in general elections for state offices unconstitutional.

Businessman and 2010 independent candidate for governor Shawn Moody won the Republican nomination.

The Democratic nominee was Attorney General Janet Mills.

Two independent candidates qualified for the ballot; State Treasurer Terry Hayes and businessman and newspaper columnist Alan Caron.

Mills won election.

Maine Republican primary results[154]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shawn Moody 53,436 52.60
Republican Garrett Mason 21,571 21.23
Republican Mary Mayhew 14,034 13.82
Republican Blank ballots 7,203 7.09
Republican Ken Fredette 5,341 5.26
Total votes 101,585 100.00
Maine Democratic primary[154]
Party Candidate Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
Votes % Transfer Votes % Transfer Votes % Transfer Votes %
Democratic Janet Mills 41,735 33.09 + 2,307 44,042 35.49 + 5,903 49,945 40.77 + 13,439 63,384 54.06
Democratic Adam Cote 35,478 28.13 + 2,065 37,543 30.25 + 5,080 42,623 34.79 + 11,243 53,866 45.94
Democratic Betsy Sweet 20,767 16.46 + 2,220 22,987 18.52 + 6,957 29,944 24.44 - 29,944 Eliminated
Democratic Mark Eves 17,887 14.18 + 1,634 19,521 15.73 - 19,521 Eliminated
Democratic Mark Dion 5,200 4.12 - 5,200 Eliminated
Democratic Diane Russell 2,728 2.16 - 2,728 Eliminated
Democratic Donna Dion 1,596 1.27 - 1,596 Eliminated
Write-ins 748 0.59 - 748 Eliminated
Total votes 132,250 100.00
Maine general election[155]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janet Mills 320,962 50.89
Republican Shawn Moody 272,311 43.18
Independent Terry Hayes 37,268 5.91
Write-in 126 0.02
Total votes 630,667 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

Maryland[edit]

2018 Maryland gubernatorial election

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Nominee Larry Hogan Ben Jealous
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Boyd Rutherford Susan Turnbull
Popular vote 1,275,734 1,002,729
Percentage 55.3% 43.5%

Maryland Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Hogan:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Jealous:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Larry Hogan
Republican

Elected Governor

Larry Hogan
Republican

One-term Republican incumbent Larry Hogan ran for re-election.

Former president of the NAACP Benjamin Jealous was the Democratic nominee.

Green Party candidate and entrepreneur Ian Schlakman sought his party's nomination.[156] Libertarian Shawn Quinn was nominated the LP's candidate by convention.[157]

Hogan won re-election.

Maryland Republican primary[158]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry Hogan (incumbent) 210,935 100.00
Total votes 210,935 100.00
Maryland Democratic primary[158]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Jealous 231,895 39.59
Democratic Rushern Baker 171,696 29.31
Democratic Jim Shea 48,647 8.31
Democratic Krish O'Mara Vignarajah 48,041 8.20
Democratic Richard Madaleno 34,184 5.84
Democratic Valerie Ervin 18,851 3.22
Democratic Alec Ross 13,780 2.35
Democratic Ralph Jaffe 9,405 1.61
Democratic James Jones 9,188 1.57
Total votes 585,687 100.00
Maryland general election[159]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry Hogan (incumbent) 1,275,644 55.35
Democratic Ben Jealous 1,002,639 43.51
Libertarian Shawn Quinn 13,241 0.57
Green Ian Schlakman 11,175 0.48
Write-in 1,813 0.08
Total votes 2,304,512 100.00
Republican hold

Massachusetts[edit]

2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

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Nominee Charlie Baker Jay Gonzalez
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Karyn Polito Quentin Palfrey
Popular vote 1,781,341 885,770
Percentage 66.6% 33.1%

2018 MA gubernatorial election.svg
County results
Baker:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Charlie Baker
Republican

Elected Governor

Charlie Baker
Republican

One-term Republican incumbent Charlie Baker ran for re-election.

Former State Secretary of Administration and Finance Jay Gonzalez,[61] environmentalist Bob Massie,[160][161] and former Newton Mayor Setti Warren[162] have announced their candidacies for the Democratic nomination. Warren withdrew from the race, leaving only Gonzalez and Massie.[163]

Baker won re-election.

Massachusetts Republican primary[164]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charlie Baker (incumbent) 174,126 63.78
Republican Scott Lively 98,421 36.05
Write-in 464 0.17
Total votes 273,011 100.00
Massachusetts Democratic primary[165]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jay Gonzalez 348,434 63.17
Democratic Bob Massie 192,404 34.88
Write-in 10,742 1.95
Total votes 551,580 100.00
Massachusetts general election[166]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charlie Baker (incumbent) 1,781,341 66.60
Democratic Jay Gonzalez 885,770 33.12
Write-in 7,504 0.28
Total votes 2,674,615 100.00
Republican hold

Michigan[edit]

2018 Michigan gubernatorial election

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  Gretchen Whitmer Portrait.jpg President Donald Trump with Bill Schuette (cropped 2).jpg
Nominee Gretchen Whitmer Bill Schuette
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Garlin Gilchrist Lisa Posthumus Lyons
Popular vote 2,261,450 1,857,530
Percentage 53.3% 43.8%

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County results
Whitmer:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Schuette:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Rick Snyder
Republican

Elected Governor

Gretchen Whitmer
Democratic

Two-term Governor Rick Snyder was term-limited, as Michigan does not allow governors to serve more than two terms.

Attorney General Bill Schuette, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, state Senator Patrick Colbeck, and physician Jim Hines were seeking the Republican nomination.[167]

Former state Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, former executive director of the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion Abdul El-Sayed, and businessman Shri Thanedar were seeking the Democratic nomination.[167]

Bill Gelineau[168] and John Tatar[168] were seeking the Libertarian nomination.

Whitmer won the election.

Michigan Republican primary[169]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Schuette 501,959 50.73
Republican Brian Calley 249,185 25.18
Republican Patrick Colbeck 129,646 13.10
Republican Jim Hines 108,735 10.99
Total votes 989,525 100.00
Michigan Democratic primary [169]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gretchen Whitmer 588,436 52.01
Democratic Abdul El-Sayed 342,179 30.24
Democratic Shri Thanedar 200,645 17.73
Total votes 1,131,447 100.00
Michigan general election[170]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gretchen Whitmer 2,266,193 53.31
Republican Bill Schuette 1,859,534 43.75
Libertarian Bill Gelineau 56,606 1.33
Taxpayers Todd Schleiger 29,219 0.69
Green Jennifer Kurland 28,799 0.68
Natural Law Keith Butkovich 10,202 0.24
Write-in 32 0.00
Total votes 4,250,585 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

Minnesota[edit]

2018 Minnesota gubernatorial election

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Nominee Tim Walz Jeff Johnson
Party Democratic (DFL) Republican
Running mate Peggy Flanagan Donna Bergstrom
Popular vote 1,393,053 1,097,689
Percentage 53.8% 42.4%

Minnesota gubernatorial election, 2018.svg
Walz:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Tie:      40–50%
Johnson:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Mark Dayton
Democratic (DFL)

Elected Governor

Tim Walz
Democratic (DFL)

Two-term Governor Mark Dayton was eligible to seek re-election, but did not do so.[171]

The Democratic-Farmer-Labor nominee was U.S. Representative Tim Walz.[172] The Republican nominee was Hennepin County Commissioner and 2014 gubernatorial nominee Jeff Johnson.

Former Independence Party Governor Jesse Ventura expressed interest in running again, but ultimately declined.[173]

Walz won the election.

Minnesota Democratic (DLF) primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic (DFL) Tim Walz 242,832 41.60
Democratic (DFL) Erin Murphy 186,969 32.03
Democratic (DFL) Lori Swanson 143,517 24.59
Democratic (DFL) Tim Holden 6,398 1.10
Democratic (DFL) Olé Savior 4,019 0.69
Total votes 583,735 100.00
Minnesota Republican primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Johnson 168,841 52.61
Republican Tim Pawlenty 140,743 43.86
Republican Mathew Kruse 11,330 3.53
Total votes 320,914 100.00
Minnesota general election[174]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic (DFL) Tim Walz 1,393,096 53.84
Republican Jeff Johnson 1,097,705 42.43
Grassroots Chris Wright 68,667 2.65
Libertarian Josh Welter 26,735 1.03
Write-in 1,084 0.04
Total votes 2,587,287 100.00
Democratic (DFL) hold

Nebraska[edit]

2018 Nebraska gubernatorial election

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Nominee Pete Ricketts Bob Krist
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Mike Foley Lynne Walz
Popular vote 407,483 280,418
Percentage 59.2% 40.8%

Nebraska Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Ricketts:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%
Krist:      50–60%

Governor before election

Pete Ricketts
Republican

Elected Governor

Pete Ricketts
Republican

One-term incumbent Pete Ricketts ran for re-election. Former Governor Dave Heineman considered a primary challenge to Ricketts.[175]

State Senator Bob Krist won the Democratic nomination. He intended to create a third party to run, but abandoned this plan.[176]

Ricketts won re-election.

Nebraska Republican primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete Ricketts (incumbent) 138,292 81.42
Republican Krystal Gabel 31,568 18.58
Total votes 169,860 100.00
Nebraska Democratic primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Krist 54,992 59.81
Democratic Vanessa Gayle Ward 26,478 28.80
Democratic Tyler Davis 10,472 11.39
Total votes 91,942 100.00
Nebraska general election[177]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete Ricketts (incumbent) 411,812 59.00
Democratic Bob Krist 286,169 41.00
Total votes 697,981 100.00
Republican hold

Nevada[edit]

2018 Nevada gubernatorial election

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  Steve Sisolak (cropped).jpeg Adam Laxalt by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Nominee Steve Sisolak Adam Laxalt
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 480,007 440,320
Percentage 49.4% 45.3%

Nevada Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Sisolak:      40–50%      50–60%
Laxalt:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Governor before election

Brian Sandoval
Republican

Elected Governor

Steve Sisolak
Democratic

Two-term Governor Brian Sandoval was term-limited, as Nevada does not allow governors to serve more than two terms.

Attorney General Adam Laxalt and State Treasurer Dan Schwartz ran for the Republican nomination, which Laxalt won.[178]

Clark County Commissioners Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani sought the Democratic nomination, which Sisolak won.[179]

Sisolak won election.

Nevada Republican primary[180]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Laxalt 101,651 71.64
Republican Dan Schwartz 12,919 9.10
Republican Jared Fisher 6,696 4.72
Republican Stephanie Carlisle 6,401 4.51
None of These Candidates 6,136 4.32
Republican William Boyd 6,028 4.25
Republican Stan Lusak 1,011 0.71
Republican Frederick Conquest 766 0.54
Republican Edward Dundas 576 0.41
Total votes 141,884 100.00
Nevada Democratic primary[180]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Sisolak 72,749 50.03
Democratic Chris Giunchigliani 56,511 38.86
None of These Candidates 5,069 3.49
Democratic John Bonaventura 4,351 2.99
Democratic Henry Thorns 2,761 1.90
Democratic David Jones 2,511 1.73
Democratic Asheesh Dewan 1,468 1.01
Total votes 145,420 100.00
Nevada general election[181]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Sisolak 480,007 49.39
Republican Adam Laxalt 440,320 45.31
None of These Candidates 18,865 1.94
Independent Ryan Bundy 13,891 1.43
Independent American Russell Best 10,076 1.04
Libertarian Jared Lord 8,640 0.89
Total votes 971,799 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

New Hampshire[edit]

2018 New Hampshire gubernatorial election

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Nominee Chris Sununu Molly Kelly
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 302,764 262,359
Percentage 52.8% 45.8%

New Hampshire gubernatorial election by county, 2018.svg
County results
Sununu:      50–60%      60–70%
Kelly:      40–50%      50–60%

Governor before election

Chris Sununu
Republican

Elected Governor

Chris Sununu
Republican

Chris Sununu, who was elected in 2016 by a margin of two percent, sought re-election.[66]

Former Portsmouth mayor and 2016 candidate Steve Marchand[182] and former State Senator Molly Kelly[183] ran for the Democratic nomination. Kelly won the nomination.

Jilletta Jarvis sought the Libertarian nomination.[184]

Sununu won re-election.

New Hampshire Republican primary[185]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Sununu (incumbent) 91,025 98.32
Write-in 1,558 1.68
Total votes 92,583 100.00
New Hampshire Democratic primary[185]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Molly Kelly 80,598 65.54
Democratic Steve Marchand 41,612 33.84
Write-in 755 0.61
Total votes 122,965 100.00
New Hampshire general election[186]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Sununu (incumbent) 302,764 52.78
Democratic Molly Kelly 262,359 45.74
Libertarian Jilletta Jarvis 8,197 1.43
Write-in 282 0.05
Total votes 573,602 100.00
Republican hold

New Mexico[edit]

2018 New Mexico gubernatorial election

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Nominee Michelle Lujan Grisham Steve Pearce
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Howie Morales Michelle Garcia Holmes
Popular vote 396,603 297,185
Percentage 57.2% 42.8%

New Mexico Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Lujan Grisham:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Pearce:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Susana Martinez
Republican

Elected Governor

Michelle Lujan Grisham
Democratic

Two-term Governor Susana Martinez was term-limited, as New Mexico does not allow governors to serve three consecutive terms.

U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham[187] faced U.S. Representative Steve Pearce in the general election.[68]

Lujan Grisham won election.

New Mexico Republican primary[188]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce 74,705 100.00
Total votes 74,705 100.00
New Mexico Democratic primary[188]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michelle Lujan Grisham 116,311 66.39
Democratic Jeff Apodaca 38,779 22.14
Democratic Joe Cervantes 20,092 11.47
Total votes 175,182 100.00
New Mexico general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michelle Lujan Grisham 398,368 57.20
Republican Steve Pearce 298,091 42.80
Total votes 696,459 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

New York[edit]

2018 New York gubernatorial election

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Turnout50.04%
  Andrew Cuomo 2014 (cropped).jpg Marc Molinaro (cropped 2).jpg
Nominee Andrew Cuomo Marc Molinaro
Party Democratic Republican
Alliance
Running mate Kathy Hochul Julie Killian
Popular vote 3,353,495 2,089,228
Percentage 59.60% 36.07%

New York Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Cuomo:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%
Molinaro:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Andrew Cuomo
Democratic

Elected Governor

Andrew Cuomo
Democratic

Two-term Governor Andrew Cuomo ran for re-election, as New York does not have gubernatorial term limits.[189]

Actress and activist Cynthia Nixon challenged Cuomo for the Democratic Party nomination, but did not win.[190]

Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro was the Republican nominee.

Libertarian Larry Sharpe was the first opponent to declare his candidacy in the race,[191] declaring his candidacy on July 12, 2017 – and won the Libertarian nomination for governor.[192]

Cuomo won re-election.

New York Democratic primary[193]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrew Cuomo (incumbent) 1,021,160 65.53
Democratic Cynthia Nixon 537,192 34.47
Total votes 1,558,352 100.00
New York general election[194]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrew Cuomo 3,424,416 56.16
Working Families Andrew Cuomo 114,478 1.88
Independence Andrew Cuomo 68,713 1.13
Women's Equality Andrew Cuomo 27,733 0.45
Total Andrew Cuomo (incumbent) 3,635,340 59.62
Republican Marc Molinaro 1,926,485 31.60
Conservative Marc Molinaro 253,624 4.16
Reform Marc Molinaro 27,493 0.45
Total Marc Molinaro 2,207,602 36.21
Green Howie Hawkins 103,946 1.70
Libertarian Larry Sharpe 95,033 1.56
SAM Stephanie Miner 55,441 0.91
Total votes 6,097,362 100.00
Democratic hold

Ohio[edit]

2018 Ohio gubernatorial election

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Nominee Mike DeWine Richard Cordray
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Jon Husted Betty Sutton
Popular vote 2,235,825 2,070,046
Percentage 50.4% 46.7%

Ohio Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County Results
DeWine:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Cordray:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

John Kasich
Republican

Elected Governor

Mike DeWine
Republican

Two-term Governor John Kasich was term-limited, as Ohio does not allow governors to serve three consecutive terms.

Attorney General Mike DeWine[69][195] and Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor[196] ran for the Republican nomination, which DeWine won.

Former U.S. Representative and two-time presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, Ohio Attorney General and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray,[70] and state Senator Joe Schiavoni[197] ran for the Democratic nomination, which was won by Cordray.

Green Party nominee for State House in 2016 Constance Gadell-Newton declared her candidacy.[198]

Filmmaker and comedian Travis Irvine was the Libertarian Party's candidate for governor.[71]

DeWine won the election.

Ohio Republican primary[199]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike DeWine 494,766 59.82
Republican Mary Taylor 332,273 40.18
Total votes 827,039 100.00
Ohio Democratic primary[199]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Cordray 423,264 62.27
Democratic Dennis Kucinich 155,694 22.90
Democratic Joe Schiavoni 62,315 9.17
Democratic Bill O'Neill 22,196 3.26
Democratic Paul Ray 9,373 1.38
Democratic Larry Ealy 6,896 1.01
Total votes 679,738 100.00
Ohio general election[200]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike DeWine 2,235,825 50.39
Democratic Richard Cordray 2,070,046 46.68
Libertarian Travis Irvine 79,985 1.81
Green Constance Gadell-Newton 49,475 1.12
Write-in 358 0.01
Total votes 4,429,582 100.00
Republican hold

Oklahoma[edit]

2018 Oklahoma gubernatorial election

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Nominee Kevin Stitt Drew Edmondson
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 644,579 500,973
Percentage 54.3% 42.2%

Oklahoma Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Stitt:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Edmondson:      40–50%      50–60%

Governor before election

Mary Fallin
Republican

Elected Governor

Kevin Stitt
Republican

Two-term Governor Mary Fallin was term-limited as Oklahoma does not allow governors to serve more than two terms.

Businessman Kevin Stitt advanced to a runoff in the Republican primary, eventually winning.

With only one opponent in the primary, former Attorney General Drew Edmondson won the Democratic nomination outright.

The Libertarian nominee was Chris Powell.[201]

Stitt won the general election.

Oklahoma Republican primary[202]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mick Cornett 132,806 29.34
Republican Kevin Stitt 110,479 24.41
Republican Todd Lamb 107,985 23.86
Republican Dan Fisher 35,818 7.91
Republican Gary Jones 25,243 5.58
Republican Gary Richardson 18,185 4.02
Republican Blake Stephens 12,211 2.70
Republican Christopher Barnett 5,240 1.16
Republican Barry Gowdy 2,347 0.52
Republican Eric Foutch 2,292 0.51
Total votes 452,606 100.00
Oklahome Republican primary runoff[203]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Stitt 164,892 54.56
Republican Mick Cornett 137,316 45.44
Total votes 302,208 100.00
Democratic primary results[202]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Drew Edmondson 242,764 61.38
Democratic Connie Johnson 152,730 38.62
Total votes 395,494 100.00
Oklahoma general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Stitt 644,579 54.33
Democratic Drew Edmondson 500,973 42.23
Libertarian Chris Powell 40,833 3.44
Total votes 1,186,385 100.00
Republican hold

Oregon[edit]

2018 Oregon gubernatorial election

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  Kate Brown in 2017 (cropped).jpg Knute Buehler Candidate.jpg
Nominee Kate Brown Knute Buehler
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 925,886 807,762
Percentage 50.1% 43.7%

Oregon Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Brown:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Buehler:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Kate Brown
Democratic

Elected Governor

Kate Brown
Democratic

Kate Brown became governor of Oregon in February 2015 following the resignation of John Kitzhaber. In accordance with Oregon law, a special election was held in 2016, which Brown won.[204] She ran for a full term and won the primary.[205]

State Representative Knute Buehler won the Republican nomination.[206]

Brown won election to a full term.

Oregon Democratic primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kate Brown (incumbent) 324,541 81.95
Democratic Ed Jones 33,464 8.45
Democratic Candace Neville 29,110 7.35
Write-in 8,912 2.25
Total votes 396,027 100.00
Oregon Republican primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Knute Buehler 144,103 45.89
Republican Sam Carpenter 90,572 28.85
Republican Greg C. Wooldridge 63,049 20.08
Republican Bruce Cuff 4,857 1.55
Republican Jeff Smith 4,691 1.49
Republican David Stauffer 2,096 0.67
Republican Jonathan Edwards III 861 0.27
Republican Keenan Bohach 787 0.25
Republican Brett Hyland 755 0.24
Republican Jack W. Tacy 512 0.16
Write-in 1,701 0.54
Total votes 313,984 100.00
Oregon general election[207]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kate Brown (incumbent) 934,498 50.05
Republican Knute Buehler 814,988 43.65
Independent Patrick Starnes 53,392 2.86
Libertarian Nick Chen 28,927 1.55
Constitution Aaron Auer 21,145 1.13
Progressive Chris Henry 11,013 0.59
n/a Write-ins 3,034 0.16
Total votes 1,866,997 100.00
Democratic hold

Pennsylvania[edit]

2018 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election

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Nominee Tom Wolf Scott Wagner
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate John Fetterman Jeff Bartos
Popular vote 2,895,662 2,039,899
Percentage 57.8% 40.7%

Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Wolf:      50–60%      60–70%      80–90%
Wagner:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Tom Wolf
Democratic

Elected Governor

Tom Wolf
Democratic

One-term Governor Tom Wolf was eligible for re-election and was unopposed in the primary.

State Senator Scott Wagner won the Republican nomination.[208]

Ken Krawchuk ran as a Libertarian.[209]

Wolf won re-election.

Pennsylvania Democratic primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Wolf (incumbent) 741,676 100.0
Total votes 741,676 100.00
Pennsylvania Republican primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Wagner 324,013 44.28
Republican Paul Mango 270,014 36.90
Republican Laura Ellsworth 137,650 18.81
Total votes 731,677 100.00
Pennsylvania general election[210]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Wolf (incumbent) 2,895,652 57.77
Republican Scott Wagner 2,039,882 40.70
Libertarian Ken Krawchuk 49,229 0.98
Green Paul Glover 27,792 0.55
Total votes 5,012,555 100.00
Democratic hold

Rhode Island[edit]

2018 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

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  RI Governor Gina Raimondo Bristol parade (cropped).jpg Allan Fung.jpg
Nominee Gina Raimondo Allan Fung
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 198,122 139,932
Percentage 52.6% 37.2%

2018RIgubernatorial.svg
County results
Raimondo:      50–60%
Fung:      40–50%

Governor before election

Gina Raimondo
Democratic

Elected Governor

Gina Raimondo
Democratic

First-term Governor Gina Raimondo ran for re-election.

Raimondo won re-election.

Rhode Island Democratic primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gina Raimondo (incumbent) 66,978 57.15
Democratic Matt Brown 39,300 33.53
Democratic Spencer Dickinson 10,926 9.32
Total votes 117,204 100.00
Rhode Island Republican primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Allan Fung 18,577 56.41
Republican Patricia Morgan 13,208 40.11
Republican Giovanni Feroce 1,147 3.48
Total votes 32,932 100.00
Rhode Island general election[211]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gina Raimondo (incumbent) 198,122 52.64
Republican Allan Fung 139,932 37.18
Independent Joe Trillo 16,532 4.39
Moderate Bill Gilbert 10,155 2.70
Independent Luis-Daniel Munoz 6,223 1.65
Compassion Anne Armstrong 4,191 1.11
Write-in 1,246 0.33
Total votes 376,401 100.00
Democratic hold

South Carolina[edit]

2018 South Carolina gubernatorial election

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  SC Governor Henry McMaster 2019 (cropped).jpg Smith Headshot (cropped).jpg
Nominee Henry McMaster James Smith
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Pamela Evette Mandy Powers Norrell
Popular vote 921,342 784,182
Percentage 54.0% 45.9%

South Carolina Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County Results
McMaster:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Smith:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Henry McMaster
Republican

Elected Governor

Henry McMaster
Republican

Henry McMaster succeeded Nikki Haley in January 2017 after she was confirmed as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.[212] McMaster is seeking election to a full term in 2018.

No candidate won a majority in the June 12 Republican primary. Hence, the top two finishers, McMaster and John Warren, competed in a runoff, which McMaster won.

State Representative James E. Smith Jr. won the Democratic primary outright.[213]

McMaster won election to a full term.

South Carolina Republican primary[214]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry McMaster (incumbent) 155,723 42.32
Republican John Warren 102,390 27.82
Republican Catherine Templeton 78,705 21.39
Republican Kevin Bryant 24,790 6.74
Republican Yancey McGill 6,375 1.73
Total votes 367,983 100.00
South Carolina Republican primary runoff[215]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry McMaster (incumbent) 184,286 53.63
Republican John Warren 159,349 46.37
Total votes 343,635 100.00
South Carolina Democratic primary[216]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Smith 148,633 61.81
Democratic Marguerite Willis 66,248 27.55
Democratic Phil Noble 25,587 10.64
Total votes 240,468 100.00
South Carolina general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry McMaster (incumbent) 921,342 53.96
Democratic James Smith 784,182 45.92
Write-in 2,045 0.12
Total votes 1,707,569 100.00
Republican hold

South Dakota[edit]

2018 South Dakota gubernatorial election

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  Kristi L. Noem 113th Congress.jpg Billie Sutton Headshot (cropped).jpg
Nominee Kristi Noem Billie Sutton
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Larry Rhoden Michelle Lavallee
Popular vote 172,894 161,416
Percentage 51.0% 47.6%

South Dakota Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County Results
Noem:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Sutton:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

Governor before election

Dennis Daugaard
Republican

Elected Governor

Kristi Noem
Republican

Two-term Governor Dennis Daugaard was term-limited, as South Dakota does not allow governors to serve three consecutive terms.

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem and Billie Sutton, the minority leader of the South Dakota Senate, won the Republican and Democratic nominations, respectively.

Noem won election.

South Dakota Republican primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kristi Noem 57,437 56.03
Republican Marty Jackley 45,069 43.97
Total votes 102,506 100.00
South Dakota general election[217]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kristi Noem 172,912 50.97
Democratic Billie Sutton 161,454 47.60
Libertarian Kurt Evans 4,848 1.43
Total votes 339,214 100.00
Republican hold

Tennessee[edit]

2018 Tennessee gubernatorial election

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Nominee Bill Lee Karl Dean
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,330,197 860,442
Percentage 59.6% 38.5%

Tennessee Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Lee:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Dean:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Bill Haslam
Republican

Elected Governor

Bill Lee
Republican

Two-term Governor Bill Haslam was term-limited, as Tennessee does not allow governors to serve three consecutive terms.

Businessman Bill Lee defeated former Haslam administration official Randy Boyd, U.S. Representative Diane Black, and speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Beth Harwell for the Republican nomination.

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean defeated House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh for the Democratic nomination.[218]

Bill Lee won the election in a landslide.

Tennessee Republican primary[219]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Lee 291,414 36.75
Republican Randy Boyd 193,054 24.35
Republican Diane Black 182,457 23.01
Republican Beth Harwell 121,484 15.32
Republican Kay White 3,215 0.41
Republican Basil Marceaux 1,264 0.16
Total votes 792,888 100.00
Tennessee Democratic primary[220]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Karl Dean 280,553 75.14
Democratic Craig Fitzhugh 72,553 23.42
Democratic Mezianne Vale Payne 20,284 5.44
Total votes 373,390 100.00
Tennessee general election[221]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Lee 1,336,106 59.56
Democratic Karl Dean 864,863 38.55
Independent Other candidates 42,314 1.89
Write-in 11 0.00
Total votes 2,243,294 100.00
Republican hold

Texas[edit]

2018 Texas gubernatorial election

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  Greg Abbott 2015.jpg Lupe Valdez 2018.jpg
Nominee Greg Abbott Lupe Valdez
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 4,638,582 3,528,705
Percentage 55.8% 42.5%

Texas Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Abbott:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%
Valdez:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Greg Abbott
Republican

Elected Governor

Greg Abbott
Republican

One-term incumbent Greg Abbott ran for re-election.

Lupe Valdez, Dallas County sheriff, announced her bid on December 6, 2017, and, after a runoff primary with Andrew White, entrepreneur and son of Governor Mark White, won the Democratic nomination.

Both Kathie Glass[222] and Kory Watkins[223] sought the Libertarian nomination.

Abbott won re-election.

Texas Republican primary[224]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Abbott (incumbent) 1,392,310 90.38
Republican Barbara Krueger 127,549 8.28
Republican Larry Kilgore 20,504 1.33
Total votes 1,540,363 100.00
Texas Democratic primary[225]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lupe Valdez 436,666 42.89
Democratic Andrew White 278,708 27.37
Democratic Cedric Davis Sr. 83,938 8.24
Democratic Grady Yarbrough 54,660 5.36
Democratic Jeffrey Payne 48,407 4.75
Democratic Adrian Ocegueda 44,825 4.40
Democratic Tom Wakely 34,889 3.42
Democratic James Clark 21,945 2.15
Democratic Joe Mumbach 13,921 1.36
Total votes 1,017,959 100.00
Texas Democratic primary runoff[225]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lupe Valdez 227,577 52.66
Democratic Andrew White 201,356 46.59
Total votes 432,180 100.00
Texas general election[226]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Abbott (incumbent) 4,656,196 55.81
Democratic Lupe Valdez 3,546,615 42.51
Libertarian Mark Tippetts 140,632 1.69
Total votes 8,343,443 100.00
Republican hold

Vermont[edit]

2018 Vermont gubernatorial election

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  Phil Scott 2017 (cropped).jpg Christine Hallquist (cropped).jpg
Nominee Phil Scott Christine Hallquist
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 151,261 110,335
Percentage 54.4% 39.7%

Vermont Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Scott:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Hallquist:      50–60%

Governor before election

Phil Scott
Republican

Elected Governor

Phil Scott
Republican

As the governor of Vermont can serve a two-year term, Phil Scott, who was elected in 2016, ran for re-election. He was nominated in the primary.

Former Vermont Electric Cooperative CEO Christine Hallquist was the Democratic nominee. She was the first transgender woman to be nominated for governor by a major party.

Incumbent Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman declined to run as a Progressive in the election and instead ran for re-election to that position.

Scott won re-election.

Vermont Republican primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phil Scott (incumbent) 24,042 66.67
Republican Keith Stern 11,617 32.22
Write-in 401 1.11
Total votes 36,060 100.00
Vermont Democratic primary[227]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Christine Hallquist 27,622 45.07
Democratic James Ehlers 12,668 20.67
Democratic Brenda Siegel 12,260 20.01
Democratic Ethan Sonneborn 4,696 7.66
Write-in 4,024 6.57
Total votes 61,279 100.00
Vermont general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phil Scott (incumbent) 151,261 55.19
Democratic Christine Hallquist 110,335 40.25
Independent Trevor Barlow 3,266 1.19
Independent Charles Laramie 2,287 0.83
Marijuana Cris Ericson 2,129 0.78
Earth Rights Stephen Marx 1,855 0.68
Liberty Union Emily Peyton 1,839 0.66
Write-in 1,115 0.41
Total votes 274,087 100.00
Republican hold

Wisconsin[edit]

2018 Wisconsin gubernatorial election

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Turnout61.2%
  Tony Evers (cropped).jpg Scott Walker by Gage Skidmore 4 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Tony Evers Scott Walker
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Mandela Barnes Rebecca Kleefisch
Popular vote 1,324,648 1,293,799
Percentage 49.5% 48.4%

Wisconsin Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Evers:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Walker:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Scott Walker
Republican

Elected Governor

Tony Evers
Democratic

Two-term incumbent Scott Walker was eligible for re-election, as Wisconsin does not have gubernatorial term limits.

State schools superintendent Tony Evers won the Democratic nomination.[228]

2016 Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Phil Anderson ran as a Libertarian.[229]

Michael White was the candidate for the Green Party.

Evers won election.

Wisconsin Republican primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Walker (incumbent) 417,619 91.59
Republican Robert Meyer 38,347 8.41
Total votes 455,966 100.00
Wisconsin Democratic primary[230]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Evers 224,502 41.75
Democratic Mahlon Mitchell 88,077 16.38
Democratic Kelda Roys 68,952 12.82
Democratic Kathleen Vinehout 43,975 8.18
Democratic Mike McCabe 39,745 7.39
Democratic Matt Flynn 31,539 5.87
Democratic Paul Soglin 28,128 5.23
Democratic Josh Pade 1,929 0.36
Write-in 10,872 2.02
Total votes 537,719 100.00
Wisconsin general election[231]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Evers 1,324,307 49.54
Republican Scott Walker (incumbent) 1,295,080 48.44
Libertarian Phil Anderson 20,225 0.76
Independent Maggie Turnbull 18,884 0.71
Green Michael White 11,087 0.41
Independent Arnie Enz 2,745 0.10
Write-in 980 0.04
Total votes 2,673,308 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

Wyoming[edit]

2018 Wyoming gubernatorial election

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  Mark Gordon of Wyoming.jpg Mary A. Throne at Campbell County League of Women Voters' General Election Candidates' Forum in Gillette, Wyoming (cropped).jpg
Nominee Mark Gordon Mary Throne
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 136,399 55,961
Percentage 67.1% 27.3%

Wyoming Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Gordon:      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Throne:      40–50%      50–60%

Governor before election

Matt Mead
Republican

Elected Governor

Mark Gordon
Republican

Two-term Governor Matt Mead was term-limited as Wyoming limits governors to serving for eight years in a sixteen-year period.

The Republican nominee was State Treasurer Mark Gordon.

Former state House Minority leader Mary Throne won the Democratic nomination.[232]

Mark Gordon won the election in a landslide.

Wyoming Republican primary[233]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Gordon 38,951 32.98
Republican Foster Friess 29,842 25.27
Republican Harriet Hageman 25,052 21.21
Republican Sam Galeotos 14,554 12.32
Republican Taylor Haynes 6,511 5.51
Republican Bill Dahlin 1,763 1.49
Write-in 1,428 1.21
Total votes 118,101 100.00
Wyoming Democratic primary[233]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mary Throne 12,948 66.49
Democratic Michael Green 2,391 12.28
Democratic Kenneth Casner 1,213 6.23
Democratic Rex Wilde 1,201 6.17
Write-in 1,721 8.83
Total votes 19,474 100.00
Wyoming general election[234]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Gordon 136,412 67.12
Democratic Mary Throne 55,965 27.54
Constitution Rex Rammell 6,751 3.32
Libertarian Lawrence Struempf 3,010 1.48
Write-in 1,100 0.54
Total votes 203,238 100.00
Republican hold

Territories and federal district[edit]

District of Columbia[edit]

2018 Washington, D.C. mayoral election

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Nominee Muriel Bowser Ann Wilcox Dustin Canter
Party Democratic D.C. Statehood Green Independent
Popular vote 171,608 20,950 15,478
Percentage 76.4% 9.3% 6.9%

District of Columbia mayoral election results by ward, 2018.svg
Ward results
Bowser:      70-79%

Mayor before election

Muriel Bowser
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Muriel Bowser
Democratic

One term incumbent Muriel Bowser ran for re-election with little competition in the primary. She was the Democratic nominee.

Ann Wilcox, a former Board of Education member, won the nomination of the D.C. Statehood Green Party, the district affiliate of the Green Party. Dustin Canter, an entrepreneur and fitness businessman, ran as an independent.

Bowser won re-election.

District of Columbia Democratic primary[235]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Muriel Bowser (incumbent) 61,855 79.99
Democratic James Butler 7,915 10.24
Democratic Ernest E. Johnson 4,674 6.04
Write-in 2,887 3.73
Total votes 77,331 100.00
District of Columbia Green primary[235]
Party Candidate Votes %
D.C. Statehood Green Ann C. Wilcox 379 82.21
Write-in 82 17.79
Total votes 461 100.00
District of Columbia general election[236]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Muriel Bowser (incumbent) 171,608 76.39
D.C. Statehood Green Ann C. Wilcox 20,950 9.33
Independent Dustin Canter 15,478 6.89
Libertarian Martin Moulton 7,569 3.37
Write-in 9,053 4.03
Total votes 224,658 100.00
Democratic hold

Guam[edit]

2018 Guamanian gubernatorial election

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  Lou Leon Guerrero in 2018.jpeg Raymond S. Tenorio.jpg Frank Aguon at 2016 DOJ Event (cropped).jpg
Nominee Lourdes Guerrero Ray Tenorio Frank Aguon Jr.
Party Democratic Republican Write-in
Running mate Josh Tenorio Tony Ada Alicia Limtiaco
Popular vote 18,081 9,419 8,161
Percentage 50.7% 26.4% 22.9%

Guam gubernatorial election, 2018.svg
Village results
Guerrero:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Eddie Baza Calvo
Republican

Elected Governor

Lou Leon Guerrero
Democratic

The incumbent two-term governor Eddie Baza Calvo was term-limited, after his recent re-election win in 2014, as Guam does not allow governors to serve more than two consecutive terms.

Republican Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio officially declared his bid to succeed Eddie Calvo as the next governor of Guam. Tenorio won the Republican nomination without opposition.

The Democratic nominee was former Territorial Senator Lou Leon Guerrero, who defeated three other politicians in the August 24 primary.

Guerrero won election.

Guam Republican primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ray Tenorio 3,148 97.98
Write-in 65 2.02
Total votes 3,213 100.00
Guam Democratic primary[237]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lou Leon Guerrero 8,218 32.14
Democratic Frank B. Aguon Jr. 7,958 31.12
Democratic Carl T.C. Gutierrez 5,609 21.94
Democratic Dennis Rodriguez Jr. 3,761 14.71
Write-in 22 0.09
Total votes 25,568 100.00
Guam general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lou Leon Guerrero 18,258 50.79
Republican Ray Tenorio 9,487 26.39
Write-in Frank B. Aguon Jr. 8,205 22.82
Total votes 35,950 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

Northern Mariana Islands[edit]

2018 Northern Mariana Islands gubernatorial election

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  Ralph Torres.jpg FEMA - 7324 - Photograph by Andrea Booher taken on 12-20-2002 in Northern Mariana Islands (cropped).jpg
Nominee Ralph Torres Juan Babauta
Party Republican Independent
Running mate Arnold Palacios Rita Sablan
Popular vote 7,053 4,293
Percentage 62.16% 37.84%

Governor before election

Ralph Torres
Republican

Elected Governor

Ralph Torres
Republican

Incumbent Governor Ralph Torres, who took office upon Eloy Inos's death in December 2015, sought election to a full term.[88] Former Governor Juan Babauta also sought the governorship, running as an independent.[90]

Torres won election to a full term.

Northern Mariana Islands general election[239]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ralph Torres 8,922 62.21
Independent Juan Babauta 5,420 37.79
Total votes 14,342 100.00

U.S. Virgin Islands[edit]

2018 Virgin Islands gubernatorial election

← 2014 November 6, 2018 (2018-11-06)
November 20, 2018 (2018-11-20) (runoff)
2022 →
  Governor Albert Bryan Jr..jpg Kenneth Ezra Mapp (cropped).png
Candidate Albert Bryan Kenneth Mapp
Party Democratic Independent
Running mate Tregenza Roach Osbert Potter
Popular vote 9,711 general
11,796 runoff
8,529 general
9,766 runoff
Percentage 38.1% general
54.5% runoff
33.5% general
45.2% runoff

Governor before election

Kenneth Mapp
Independent

Elected Governor

Albert Bryan
Democratic

Albert Bryan (the Democratic nominee) won the runoff election on November 20, 2018, defeating Independent incumbent Kenneth Mapp.

U.S. Virgin Islands general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Albert Bryan Jr. 9,711 38.08
Independent Kenneth Mapp (incumbent) 8,529 33.45
Independent Adlah "Foncie" Donastorg 4,201 16.47
Independent Warren Mosler 1,199 4.70
Independent Soraya Diase Coffelt 1,195 4.69
Independent Moleto A. Smith 400 1.57
Independent Janette Millin Young 237 0.93
Write-in 20 0.11
Total votes 25,501 100.00
U.S. Virgin Islands general runoff election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Albert Bryan Jr. 11,796 54.54
Independent Kenneth Mapp (incumbent) 9,766 45.15
Write-in 66 0.31
Total votes 21,635 100.00
Democratic gain from Independent

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Fox News Midterm Power Rankings uniquely does not contain a category for safe/solid races.
  2. ^ Reflects the classic version of the forecast model.
  3. ^ Kay Ivey took office in 2017 after her predecessor (Robert J. Bentley) resigned.
  4. ^ Brown also served as governor from 1975 to 1983.
  5. ^ Kim Reynolds took office in 2017 after her predecessor (Terry Branstad) resigned.
  6. ^ Jeff Colyer took office in 2018 after his predecessor (Sam Brownback) resigned.
  7. ^ Kate Brown took office in 2015 after her predecessor (John Kitzhaber) resigned. She was subsequently elected in the 2016 special gubernatorial election.
  8. ^ Henry McMaster took office in 2017 after his predecessor (Nikki Haley) resigned.
  9. ^ Ralph Torres took office in 2015 after the death of his predecessor (Eloy Inos).

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