1970 Minnesota lieutenant gubernatorial election

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Minnesota lieutenant gubernatorial election, 1970

← 1966 November 3, 1970 1974 →
Nominee Rudy Perpich Ben Boo
Party DFL Republican
Popular vote 671,749 654,486
Percentage 50.65% 49.35%

County Results

Perpich:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Boo:      50-60%      60-70%

Lieutenant Governor before election

James B. Goetz

Elected Lieutenant Governor

Rudy Perpich

The 1970 Minnesota lieutenant gubernatorial election took place on November 3, 1970. State Senator Rudy Perpich of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party defeated Duluth Mayor Ben Boo of the Republican Party of Minnesota. The 1970 lieutenant gubernatorial election was the final lieutenant gubernatorial election held before the Minnesota Constitution was amended to provide for elections of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor on a joint ticket.


1970 Lieutenant Gubernatorial Election, Minnesota
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL Rudy Perpich 671,749 50.65% +1.72%
Republican Ben Boo 654,486 49.35% -1.72%
Majority 17,263 1.30%
Turnout 1,326,235
DFL gain from Republican Swing

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