South Carolina gubernatorial election, 1986
1986 South Carolina gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1986 to select the governor of the state of South Carolina. Carroll A. Campbell, Jr., a Republican representative of the 4th congressional district, narrowly defeated Democrat Michael R. Daniel to become the 112th governor of South Carolina and only the second Republican governor since Reconstruction.
Democratic primary [ edit ]
South Carolina Democratic Party held their primary for governor on June 10. Michael R. Daniel was declared the official candidate for the Democrats despite not obtaining 50% of the vote because second-place finisher, Winthrop University president Philip Lader, declined a runoff election.
Republican primary [ edit ]
Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. faced no opposition from South Carolina Republicans and avoided a primary election.
General election [ edit ]
The general election was held on November 4, 1986 and Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. was elected as the next
governor of South Carolina in the closest election percentage wise since the disputed election of 1876. Turnout was higher than the previous gubernatorial election because of the increasingly competitive nature of the race between the two parties.
1986 South Carolina gubernatorial election map, by percentile by county.
65+% won by Campbell
60%-64% won by Campbell
55%-59% won by Campbell
50%-54% won by Campbell
50%-54% won by Daniel
55%-59% won by Daniel
60%-64% won by Daniel 65+% won by Daniel
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
"Runoff Rules It's Time To Change Them". The Charlotte Observer. 22 June 1986. p. ED.
External links [ edit ]