1990 Idaho gubernatorial election
Andrus: 50–60% 60–70% 70–80% 80–90%
|Elections in Idaho|
The 1990 Idaho gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1990, to elect the Governor of the state of Idaho. Cecil D. Andrus, the Democratic incumbent, ran for an unprecedented fourth term. State Senator Roger Fairchild won the Republican nomination, but was easily defeated by the popular incumbent. As of 2019, this is the most recent election in which a Democrat was elected Governor of Idaho.
Andrus ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.
- Milt Erhart
- Roger Fairchild, State Senator
- Rachel S. Gilbert, anti-wilderness activist
|Republican||Rachel S. Gilbert||33,483||32.92|
Although Fairchild attempted to capitalize on his business experience and Andrus' veto of a bill passed by the Idaho Legislature severely restricting abortion earlier in the year, the incumbent's personal popularity in Idaho proved to be too much to overcome.
|Democratic||Cecil D. Andrus (inc.)||218,673||68.21%||+18.28%|
- http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/abstract/90gnabst.xls 1990 Idaho Statewide totals
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