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1970 Texas gubernatorial election

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1970 Texas gubernatorial election

← 1968 November 3, 1970 1972 →
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Nominee Preston Smith Paul Eggers
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,232,506 1,073,831
Percentage 53.4% 46.6%

Texas Gubernatorial Election Results by County, 1970.svg
County results
Smith:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%
Eggers:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Preston Smith

Elected Governor

Preston Smith

The 1970 Texas gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1970, to elect the Governor of Texas. Incumbent Democratic Governor Preston Smith was reelected to a second term, winning 53% of the vote to Republican Paul Eggers' 47%.



Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul Eggers 101,875 93.45%
Republican Roger Martin 7,146 6.55%
Total votes 109,021 100.00%


Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Preston Smith 1,011,300 100.00%
Total votes 1,011,300 100.00%


General election results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Preston Smith 1,232,506 53.43%
Republican Paul Eggers 1,073,831 46.55%
none Write-ins 428 0.02%
Total votes 2,306,765 100.00%
Democratic hold


  1. ^ "Texas Almanac".
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