1994 Colorado gubernatorial election

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Colorado gubernatorial election, 1994

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  Roy Romer Colorado (cropped).jpg Bruce Benson (cropped).jpg
Nominee Roy Romer Bruce D. Benson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 619,205 432,042
Percentage 55.5% 38.7%

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County Results
Romer:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Benson:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Roy Romer
Democratic

Elected Governor

Roy Romer
Democratic

The 1994 Colorado gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1994 to select the governor of the state of Colorado. Although Colorado voters passed a term limits ballot measure in 1990 limiting the governors to two terms, it included a provision for Roy Romer, the Democratic incumbent, to be able to run for reelection for a third term.[1] The Republican nominee, Chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, Bruce D. Benson, lost by a margin of nearly 18 percent.

Democratic Primary[edit]

Incumbent governor Roy Romer ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Roy Romer 68,722 100.00
Total votes 68,722 100.00

Republican Primary[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bruce D. Benson 103,979 60.0%
Republican Mike Bird 38,577 22.3%
Republican Dick Sargent 30,332 17.5%
Republican George P. Carouthen (write-in) 410 0.2%
Total votes 173,298 100.00

General election[edit]

Colorado gubernatorial election, 1994[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Roy Romer 619,205 55.47%
Republican Bruce D. Benson 432,042 38.70%
Constitution Kevin Swanson 40,397 3.62%
Green Philip Hufford 16,956 1.52%
Majority 187,163 17.80%
Turnout 1,051,247
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1994/09/29/chill-wind-blowing-for-democrats-in-rocky-mountain-states/20c123e6-a146-4ab5-a477-77ca0e39de3c/
  2. ^ https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Results/Abstract/pdf/1900-1999/1994AbstractBook.pdf
  3. ^ https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Results/Abstract/pdf/1900-1999/1994AbstractBook.pdf
  4. ^ "1994 Gubernatorial General Election Results - Colorado". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2017-06-17.