1998 Kansas gubernatorial election Article

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Kansas gubernatorial election, 1998

←  1994 November 3, 1998 2002 →
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Nominee Bill Graves Tom Sawyer
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Gary Sherrer Elizabeth Baker
Popular vote 544,882 168,243
Percentage 73.37% 22.65%

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County Results
Graves:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Governor before election

Bill Graves
Republican

Elected Governor

Bill Graves
Republican

The Kansas gubernatorial election of 1998 took place on November 3, 1998. Incumbent Republican Governor Bill Graves won re-election in a landslide over his opponent, State Representative Tom Sawyer.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Sawyer 88,248 85.28
Democratic Fred Phelps 15,233 14.72
Total votes 103,481 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Graves (inc.) 225,782 72.80
Republican David Miller 84,368 27.20
Total votes 310,150 100.00

General election

Results

Kansas gubernatorial election, 1998 [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bill Graves ( inc.) 544,882 73.37% +9.27%
Democratic Tom Sawyer 168,243 22.65% -13.25%
Constitution Kirt Poovey 21,710 2.92%
Reform Darrel King 7,830 1.05%
Majority 376,639 50.71% +22.53%
Turnout 742,665
Republican hold Swing

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