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2016 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


 
2016 Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance
Date State Democrat
Democrat
Republican
Republican
R Winner % Second % R Winner % Second %
Tuesday 15 March 2016 North Carolina   Cooper L Spaulding     McCrory (inc)      
Tuesday 3 May 2016 Indiana   Gregg U       Pence (inc) U    
The winner subsequently withdrew and was replaced by Holcomb
Tuesday 10 May 2016 West Virginia   Justice N Goodwin     Cole U    
Tuesday 17 May 2016 Oregon   Brown (inc)         Pierce 48 Alley 29
Sunday 5 June 2016 Puerto Rico   Nevares N Pierluisi     Bernier P    
Tuesday 7 June 2016 Montana   Bullock (inc)         Gianforte      
Tuesday 14 June 2016 North Dakota   Nelson U       Burgum D Stenehjem  
Tuesday 28 June 2016 Utah   Weinholtz C       Herbert (inc) L Johnson  
Tuesday 2 August 2016 Missouri   Koster         Greitens 35 Brunner 25
Washington   Inslee (Democrat) (inc) 49 Bryant (Republican) 39          
TOP TWO Primary
Tuesday 9 August 2016 Vermont   Minter N Dunne     Scott   Lisman L
Tuesday 13 September 2016 Delaware   Carney P       Bonini L Lafferty  
New Hampshire   Van Ostern N Marchand     Sununu 31 Edelblut 30
 
 

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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