1986 Iowa gubernatorial election

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1986 Iowa gubernatorial election

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Nominee Terry Branstad Lowell Junkins
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 472,712 436,987
Percentage 51.91% 47.99%

Iowa Gubernatorial Election Results by County, 1986.svg
County Results

Branstad:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Junkins:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Terry Branstad
Republican

Elected Governor

Terry Branstad
Republican

The 1986 Iowa gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1986. Incumbent Republican Terry Branstad defeated Democratic nominee Lowell Junkins with 51.91% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on June 3, 1986.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lowell Junkins 70,605 52.62
Democratic Robert T. Anderson 44,550 33.20
Democratic George Kinley 15,473 11.53
Democratic Clinton E. Berryhill 3,503 2.61
Total votes 134,191 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Terry Branstad 104,482 100.00
Total votes 104,482 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Terry Branstad, Republican
  • Lowell Junkins, Democratic

Results[edit]

1986 Iowa gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Terry Branstad 472,712 51.91%
Democratic Lowell Junkins 436,987 47.99%
Majority 35,725
Turnout 910,623
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Summary of Official Canvass of Votes Cast in Iowa Primary Election 1986" (PDF). Secretary of State of Iowa. 1986. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "General Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of Iowa. 1986. Retrieved October 7, 2018.