1898 New Jersey gubernatorial election

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New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1898

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Nominee Foster McGowan Voorhees Elvin W. Crane
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 164,051 158,552
Percentage 48.9% 47.3%

Governor before election

David Ogden Watkins
Republican

Elected Governor

Foster McGowan Voorhees
Republican

The 1898 New Jersey gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1898. Republican nominee Foster McGowan Voorhees defeated Democratic nominee Elvin W. Crane with 48.91% of the vote.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Foster McGowan Voorhees, Republican
  • Elvin W. Crane, Democratic

Other candidates

  • Thomas H. Landon, Prohibition Party
  • Matthew Maguire, Socialist Labor Party of America
  • Frederick Schrayshuen, Populist

Results[edit]

New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1898[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Foster McGowan Voorhees 164,051 48.91%
Democratic Elvin W. Crane 158,552 47.27%
Prohibition Thomas H. Landon 6,893 2.06%
Socialist Labor Matthew Maguire 5,458 1.63%
Independent Frederick Schrayshuen 491 0.15%
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guide to U.S. Elections". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2016-01-25.