1986 Tennessee gubernatorial election

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1986 Tennessee gubernatorial election

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  Ned R. McWherter speaking at a ceremony, Dec 17, 1988.JPEG Winfield Dunn 2007.jpg
Nominee Ned McWherter Winfield Dunn
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 656,602 553,449
Percentage 54.26% 45.74%

Tennessee Governor Election Results by County, 1986.svg
County Results
McWherter:
     50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Dunn:
     50–60%      60-70%

Governor before election

Lamar Alexander
Republican

Elected Governor

Ned McWherter
Democratic

The 1986 Tennessee gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1986. Democratic nominee Ned McWherter defeated Republican nominee Winfield Dunn with 54.26% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on August 7, 1986.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ned McWherter 314,449 42.47
Democratic Jane Eskind 225,551 30.46
Democratic Richard Fulton 190,016 25.66
Democratic Joseph L. Crichton 6,582 0.89
Democratic Bill Jacox 3,817 0.52
Total votes 740,415 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Winfield Dunn 222,458 94.23
Republican Hubert David Patty 7,660 3.25
Republican Charles Gordon Vick 5,954 2.52
Total votes 236,072 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Ned McWherter, Democratic
  • Winfield Dunn, Republican

Results[edit]

1986 Tennessee gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Ned McWherter 656,602 54.26%
Republican Winfield Dunn 553,449 45.74%
Majority 103,153
Turnout 1,210,339
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tennessee Blue Book: 1987-1988 - Gentry Crowell". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  2. ^ "America Votes 32: 2015-2016, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2018-10-05.