1978 Connecticut gubernatorial election

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1978 Connecticut gubernatorial election

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  Ella Grasso.jpg Ronald Sarasin.png
Nominee Ella Grasso Ronald A. Sarasin
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 613,109 422,316
Percentage 59.15% 40.74%

Governor before election

Ella Grasso
Democratic

Elected Governor

Ella Grasso
Democratic

The 1978 Connecticut gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1978. Incumbent Democrat Ella Grasso defeated Republican nominee Ronald A. Sarasin with 59.15% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on September 12, 1978.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ella Grasso 137,904 67.33
Democratic Robert K. Killian 66,924 32.67
Total votes 204,828 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Ella Grasso, Democratic
  • Ronald A. Sarasin, Republican

Results[edit]

1978 Connecticut gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Ella Grasso 613,109 59.15%
Republican Ronald A. Sarasin 422,316 40.74%
Majority 190,793
Turnout 1,036,608
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  2. ^ "America Votes 30: 2011-2012, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2018-11-07.