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2008 Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance


 

This "at a glance" look at the primary in each State simply lists the winner (and, in many cases, the candidate who came in second) in each Primary in chronological order.

boldface followed by (inc) indicates the incumbent


 
2008 Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance
Date State Democrat
Democrat
Republican
Republican
     Winner % Second %      Winner % Second %
Sunday 9 March 2008 Puerto Rico   Acevedo-Vilá (PPD) (inc) U       Fortuño (PNP) D Rosselló  
Tuesday 6 May 2008 Indiana   Thompson N Schellinger     Daniels (inc) U    
North Carolina   Perdue D Moore     McCrory 46 Smith 37
Tuesday 13 May 2008 West Virginia   Manchin (inc) L Kessler     Weeks U    
Tuesday 3 June 2008 Montana   Schweitzer         Brown      
Tuesday 10 June 2008 North Dakota   Mathern U       Hoeven (inc) U    
Tuesday 24 June 2008 North Carolina R         R        
Utah   Springmeyer P       Huntsman (inc) P    
Tuesday 5 August 2008 Missouri   Nixon         Hulshof 49 Steelman 45
Tuesday 19 August 2008 Washington   Gregoire (inc)         Rossi      
Tuesday 9 September 2008 Delaware   Markell N Carney     Lee L Protack  
New Hampshire   Lynch         Kenney U    
Vermont   Symington U       Douglas (inc) U    
Tuesday 4 November 2008 American Samoa   Tulafono 41% to Malae 31% (non partisan)          
 
 

Key

  • If a candidate wins 75.5% or more of the primary vote, the second place finisher is not listed.
  • U means that this candidate ran in the primary unopposed (that is, with no other candidates appearing on the ballot but him/her). Please note that write-ins do NOT count as such "other candidates on the ballot" but the appearance of "Uncommitted" (or equivalent, such as "None of the Above") on a ballot DOES.
  • L indicates a landslide majority [60.5 to 75.4% of the primary vote] for the winner.
  • D indicates a decisive majority [52.5 to 60.4% of the primary vote] for the winner.
  • N indicates a narrow majority [50.0(+1 vote) to 52.4% of the primary vote] for the winner.
  • Where a winning (or, in a runoff State, leading) candidate has failed to gain at least a majority of the primary vote, the winner(leader) of the primary and the candidate who came in second are both listed with their respective percentages of the primary vote rounded up or down to the nearest whole integer.
  • C indicates the Party's nominee was chosen by a Party-run process other than the Primary (State Convention, Party Central Committee or equivalent).
  • P indicates Primary cancelled / nomination by default because nominee was the only candidate to have filed for this Party's Primary for this office. P also applies to nominees-to-be by apparent Party consensus (i.e. no opposition at an ensuing Convention).
  • R indicates any Runoff which has been scheduled for this date.
 


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