1970 Maryland gubernatorial election

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1970 Maryland gubernatorial election

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Nominee Marvin Mandel Charles Stanley Blair
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 639,579 314,336
Percentage 65.73% 32.30%

Governor before election

Marvin Mandel
Democratic

Elected Governor

Marvin Mandel
Democratic

The 1970 Maryland gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1970. Incumbent Democrat Marvin Mandel defeated Republican nominee Charles Stanley Blair with 65.73% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on September 15, 1970.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Marvin Mandel, incumbent Governor
  • William Edward Roberts Sr.
  • Dan W. Salamone
  • George Herman Wright
  • Milton Rothstein

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marvin Mandel 414,160 89.05
Democratic William Edward Roberts Sr. 21,462 4.62
Democratic Dan W. Salamone 11,670 2.51
Democratic George Herman Wright 11,361 2.44
Democratic Milton Rothstein 6,417 1.38
Total votes 465,070 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Stanley Blair 101,541 81.54
Republican Peter James 15,790 12.68
Republican John C. Webb Jr. 7,194 5.78
Total votes 124,525 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Marvin Mandel, Democratic
  • Charles Stanley Blair, Republican

Other candidates

  • Robert Woods Merkle Sr., American

Results[edit]

1970 Maryland gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Marvin Mandel 639,579 65.73%
Republican Charles Stanley Blair 314,336 32.30%
American Robert Woods Merkle Sr. 19,184 1.97%
Majority 325,243
Turnout 973,099
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  2. ^ "America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-06-02.