1974 Florida gubernatorial election
Askew: 50–60% 60–70% 70–80%Thomas: 50–60% 60–70% 70–80%
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In the Florida gubernatorial election of 1974, the sitting Governor of Florida was re-elected. This was just the second time after 1956, and the first that the Governor of Florida was re-elected for the second four-year term.
Incumbent Reubin O'Donovan Askew faced little opposition in the Democratic Party primary. Despite a challenge from his own Lieutenant Governor Thomas Burton Adams, Jr., Askew, a popular member of the New Southerner political generation, was renominated easily in primary on September 5:
- Gov. Reubin O'Donovan Askew – 579,137 (68.83%)
- Citrus magnate Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. – 137,008 (16.28%)
- Lt. Gov. Thomas Burton Adams, Jr. – 85,557 (10.17%)
- Norman Bie – 39,758 (4.73%)
J. H. Williams became Askew's running mate for second term.
General election results
Election day was November 5
Williams, as he ran on the joint ticket, replaced Adams as Lieutenant Governor.