1986 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

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1986 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

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  RI Governor Edward D. DiPrete 1985-1991.jpg Bruce Sundlun.jpg
Nominee Edward D. DiPrete Bruce Sundlun
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 208,822 104,504
Percentage 64.70% 32.38%

Governor before election

Edward D. DiPrete
Republican

Elected Governor

Edward D. DiPrete
Republican

The 1986 Rhode Island gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1986. Incumbent Republican Edward D. DiPrete defeated Democratic nominee Bruce Sundlun with 64.70% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on September 9, 1986.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bruce Sundlun 43,120 75.33
Democratic Steve White 14,124 24.67
Total votes 57,244 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Edward D. DiPrete, Republican
  • Bruce Sundlun, Democratic

Other candidates

  • Robert J. Healey, Independent
  • Tony Affigne, Independent

Results[edit]

1986 Rhode Island gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Edward D. DiPrete 208,822 64.70%
Democratic Bruce Sundlun 104,504 32.38%
Independent Robert J. Healey 5,964 1.85%
Independent Tony Affigne 3,481 1.08%
Majority 104,314
Turnout 322,724
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "1986 Count Book" (PDF). Secretary of State of Rhode Island. 1986. Retrieved January 11, 2019.