1992 Missouri gubernatorial election
Carnahan >= 50%
Carnahan >= 60%
Carnahan >= 70%
Webster >= 50%
Webster >= 60%
|Elections in Missouri|
The Missouri gubernatorial election of 1992 was Missouri's 48th gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 3, 1992 and resulted in a victory for the Democratic nominee, Lt. Governor Mel Carnahan, over the Republican candidate, Missouri Attorney General William L. Webster, and Libertarian Joan Dow.
Despite the fact that Webster was well known having served as Attorney General of Missouri he was handily defeated by just over 17%. Carnahan won typically Democratic strongholds such as St. Louis and Kansas City. Carnahan did surprisingly well in most of rural Missouri. Carnahan was also likely helped because Bill Clinton won Missouri in the concurrent 1992 presidential election. Webster conceded defeat soon after the polls closed. The election was also important for Democrats because this was a pick up for them.
|Republican||William L. Webster||968,574||41.32||-22.90|
|Libertarian||Joan Dow (write-in)||66||0.00||-1.03|
|Democratic gain from Republican||Swing|
- "MO Governor Race - Nov 03, 1992". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-10.