1980 Missouri gubernatorial election

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Missouri gubernatorial election, 1980

← 1976 November 4, 1980 1984 →
  Portrait of Christopher S Bond.jpg Joseph P. Teasdale.jpg
Nominee Kit Bond Joseph P. Teasdale
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,098,950 981,884
Percentage 52.6% 47.0%

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Blue counties won by Teasdale.
Red counties won by Bond.

Governor before election

Joseph P. Teasdale
Democratic

Elected Governor

Kit Bond
Republican

The Missouri gubernatorial election of 1980 was Missouri's 45th gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 4, 1980 and resulted in a victory for the Republican nominee, former Governor Kit Bond, over the Democratic candidate, incumbent Governor Joseph P. Teasdale, and Socialist Workers candidate Helen Savio.

This election was the second in which Kit Bond and Joseph Teasdale faced off,[1] and the third consecutive Missouri gubernatorial election in which Kit Bond was the Republican nominee.[2]

Results[edit]

1980 gubernatorial election, Missouri[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Kit Bond 1,098,950 52.63 +3.08
Democratic Joseph P. Teasdale (incumbent) 981,884 47.02 -3.21
Socialist Workers Helen Savio 7,193 0.34 +0.34
Majority 117,066 5.61 +4.93
Turnout 2,088,027 42.47 +1.13
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MO Governor Race - Nov 02, 1976". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-10.
  2. ^ "MO Governor Race - Nov 07, 1972". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-10.
  3. ^ "MO Governor Race - Nov 04, 1980". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-10.