Utah gubernatorial election, 2008

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Utah gubernatorial election, 2008
Utah
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  Ambassador Jon Huntsman.jpg No image.png
Nominee Jon Huntsman, Jr. Bob Springmeyer
Party Republican Party Democratic Party
Running mate Gary Herbert Josie Valdez
Popular vote 734,049 186,503
Percentage 77.6% 19.7%

Utah Governor Election Results by County, 2008.svg
County Results

Governor before election

Jon Huntsman, Jr.
Republican Party

Elected Governor

Jon Huntsman, Jr.
Republican Party

The 2008 Utah gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 2008. Incumbent Republican Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. was challenged by Democratic nominee Bob Springmeyer and Libertarian nominee Dell Schanze.

Dates and deadlines[1][edit]

June 24, 2008 – Primary elections.

November 4, 2008 – General election.

Candidates[2][edit]

Republican Party[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

  • Bob Springmeyer, businessman

Libertarian Party[edit]

Polling[edit]

Source Date Jon Huntsman (R) Bob Springmeyer (D)
Dan Jones/Deseret News September 8–11, 2008 77% 13%
Mason-Dixon/Salt Lake Tribune August 13–15, 2008 73% 9%
Rasmussen Reports June 25, 2008 66% 19%

General election[edit]

Election Results[edit]

Utah gubernatorial election, 2008[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jon Huntsman (inc.) 735,049 77.63% +19.89%
Democratic Bob Springmeyer 186,503 19.72% -21.62%
Libertarian Dell Schanze 24,820 2.62%
Write-ins 153 0.02%
Majority 547,546 57.91% +41.51%
Turnout 945,525
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2008 Election Dates from the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Utah
  2. ^ 2008 Candidates from the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Utah
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 11, 2009. Retrieved November 28, 2008. 

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