1990 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

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1990 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

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  Bruce Sundlun.jpg RI Governor Edward D. DiPrete 1985-1991.jpg
Nominee Bruce Sundlun Edward D. DiPrete
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 264,411 92,177
Percentage 74.15% 25.85%

Governor before election

Edward D. DiPrete
Republican

Elected Governor

Bruce Sundlun
Democratic

The 1990 Rhode Island gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1990. Democratic nominee Bruce Sundlun defeated incumbent Republican Edward D. DiPrete with 74.15% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on September 11, 1990.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bruce Sundlun 68,021 40.51
Democratic Francis X. Flaherty 53,821 32.05
Democratic Joseph R. Paolino Jr. 46,074 27.44
Total votes 167,916 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edward D. DiPrete 7,644 70.77
Republican Steve White 3,157 29.23
Total votes 10,801 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

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

Results[edit]

1990 Rhode Island gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bruce Sundlun 264,411 74.15%
Republican Edward D. DiPrete 92,177 25.85%
Majority 172,234
Turnout 356,672
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "1990 Count Book" (PDF). Secretary of State of Rhode Island. 1990. Retrieved November 8, 2018.