West Virginia gubernatorial election, 1972

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West Virginia gubernatorial election, 1972

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  Arch A. Moore, Jr..jpg Jay Rockefeller giving a speech aboard the USS Stump, July 2, 1984.JPEG
Nominee Arch A. Moore, Jr. Jay Rockefeller
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 423,817 350,462
Percentage 54.74% 45.26%

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County results

Governor before election

Arch A. Moore, Jr.
Republican

Elected Governor

Arch A. Moore, Jr.
Republican

The 1972 West Virginia gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 1972, to elect the governor of West Virginia. Incumbent governor Arch A. Moore, Jr. successfully ran for reelection to a second term.

Results[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

West Virginia Democratic gubernatorial primary, 1972[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jay Rockefeller 262,613 72.20
Democratic Lee M. Kenna 63,514 17.46
Democratic Bobbie Edward Myers 37,616 10.34
Total votes 363,743 100

General election[edit]

West Virginia gubernatorial election, 1972[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arch A. Moore, Jr. 423,817 54.74
Democratic Jay Rockefeller 350,462 45.26
Total votes 774,279 100
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - WV Governor - D Primary Race - May 09, 1972". Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - WV Governor Race - Nov 07, 1972". Retrieved May 9, 2016.