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Vermont gubernatorial election, 2000

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Nominee Howard Dean Ruth Dwyer Anthony Pollina
Party Democratic Republican Progressive
Popular vote 148,059 111,359 28,116
Percentage 50.5% 38.0% 9.6%

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Results by county

Governor before election

Howard Dean
Democratic

Elected Governor

Howard Dean
Democratic

The 2000 Vermont gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 2000. Incumbent Governor Howard Dean won re-election. The campaign was dominated by the fallout from the passage of a civil union bill and the subsequent backlash encapsulated by the slogan Take Back Vermont. Ruth Dwyer, the Republican nominee, was closely tied to the Take Back Vermont movement which Howard Dean, the Democratic governor, opposed. [1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic Primary results [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard Dean (inc.) 31,366 84.39
Democratic Brian Pearl 4,357 11.72
Democratic Write-ins 1,446 3.89
Total votes 37,169 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ruth Dwyer 46,611 57.85
Republican William Meub 33,105 41.09
Republican Write-ins 855 1.06
Total votes 80,571 100.00

General election

Debates

Results

Vermont gubernatorial election, 2000 [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Howard Dean ( inc.) 148,059 50.45% -5.22%
Republican Ruth Dwyer 111,359 37.95% -3.19%
Progressive Anthony Pollina 28,116 9.58%
Independent Phil Stannard, Sr. 2,148 0.73%
Grassroots Joel W. Williams 1,359 0.46% -1.05%
Independent Marilyn Verna Christian 1,054 0.36%
Libertarian Hardy Macia 785 0.27% -0.71%
Liberty Union Richard F. Gottlieb 337 0.11% -0.42%
Write-ins 256 0.09%
Majority 36,700 12.51% -2.03%
Turnout 293,473
Democratic hold Swing

See also

References

  1. ^ Ellen Goodman (November 5, 2000). "'Take Back Vermont,' the signs say, but take it back to what?". The Boston Globe.
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-27. Retrieved 2011-06-03.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2011-06-03.