1986 Wisconsin gubernatorial election

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Wisconsin gubernatorial election, 1986

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  Tommy Thompson 1.jpg Anthony Earl (Wisconsin Governor).jpg
Nominee Tommy Thompson Tony Earl
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 805,090 705,578
Percentage 52.7% 46.2%

Wisconsin governor election results 1986.svg
County Results
Thompson:
     40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Earl:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Tony Earl
Democratic

Elected Governor

Tommy Thompson
Republican

The 1986 gubernatorial election in Wisconsin was held on November 4, 1986. Republican Tommy Thompson won the election with 53% of the vote, winning his first term as Governor of Wisconsin and defeating incumbent Governor Anthony Earl.[1]

Results[edit]

Wisconsin gubernatorial election, 1986[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Tommy Thompson 805,090 52.74%
Democrat Anthony Earl 705,578 46.22%
Labor-Farm Kathryn Christensen 10,323 0.68%
Independent Darold Wall 3,913 0.26%
Independent Sanford Knapp 1,668 0.11%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joint Committee on Legislative Organization, Wisconsin Legislature (2015). Wisconsin Blue Book 2015-2016. Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Department of Administration. pp. 699–701. ISBN 978-0-9752820-7-6.
  2. ^ "1986 Gubernatorial General Election Results - Wisconsin". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved August 19, 2016.