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1982 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

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1982 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

← 1978 November 2, 1982 1986 →
Turnout82.51% Increase 3.54 [1]
 
Governor Dukakis speaks at the 1976 Democratic National Convention (cropped).jpg
Nominee Michael Dukakis John W. Sears
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate John Kerry Leon Lombardi
Popular vote 1,219,109 749,679
Percentage 59.48% 36.57%

Massachusetts gubernatorial election results by municipality, 1982.svg
Municipal results

Governor before election

Edward J. King
Democratic

Elected Governor

Michael Dukakis
Democratic

The 1982 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1982. Michael Dukakis was elected to a second non-consecutive term. He beat Republican John W. Sears in the General election, after defeating Incumbent Governor Edward J. King in the Democratic primary.

This election notably saw the Dukakis-Kerry ticket for Governor and Lt. Governor, a gubernatorial ticket made up of the 1988 and 2004 Democratic nominees for President of the United States, who both lost to a Bush family member, George H.W. and George W. respectively.

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Contents

Democratic primary

Governor

Candidates

Declared
Withdrew

Campaign

Former Governor Michael Dukakis challenged incumbent Governor Edward J. King in a rematch of the 1978 Democratic primary. This time, Dukakis was victorious 53–47%.

Results

1982 Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial primary results by municipality.svg
1982 Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial primary
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael Dukakis 631,911 53.49% Increase11.29
Democratic Edward J. King (incumbent) 549,335 46.50% Decrease4.57
Total votes 1,181,246 100.00%

Lt. Governor

Candidates

Declared

Campaign

Incumbent Lt. Governor Thomas P. O'Neill III did not run for re-election. Former Navy Lieutenant and anti-war activist John Kerry won a five way contest for the Democratic nomination.

Results

Primary results by municipality
Primary results by municipality
1982 Massachusetts Democratic Lt. gubernatorial primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Kerry 325,890 29.00%
Democratic Evelyn Murphy 286,378 25.48%
Democratic Samuel Rotondi 228,086 20.29%
Democratic Lou Nickinello 150,829 13.42%
Democratic Lois Pines 132,734 11.81%
Total votes 1,123,917 100.00%

Republican primary

Governor

Candidates

Declared[2]

Results

Republican primary results by municipality
Republican primary results by municipality
1982 Massachusetts Republican gubernatorial primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John W. Sears 90,617 50.71%
Republican John Lakian 46,675 26.12%
Republican Andrew Card 40,899 22.95%
Total votes 178,191 100.00%

Lt. Governor

Candidates

Declared

Results

Lombardi was unopposed for the Republican nomination.

General election

Results

1982 Massachusetts gubernatorial election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael Dukakis (John Kerry) 1,219,109 59.48% Increase6.97
Republican John W. Sears (Leon Lombardi) 749,679 36.57% Decrease10.62
Independent Frank Rich (John Davies) 63,068 3.08% N/A
Libertarian Rebecca Shipman (Norman MacConnell, Jr.) 17,918 0.87% N/A
Majority 469,430 22.91%

References

  1. ^ "Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1982".
  2. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=52214
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