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Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1978


Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1978

Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1978

November 7, 1978

Nominee Al Quie Rudy Perpich
Party Independent-Republican DFL
Running mate Lou Wangberg Alec Olson
Popular vote 830,019 718,244
Percentage 52.35% 45.30%

County Results

Governor before election

Rudy Perpich

Elected Governor

Al Quie

The 1978 Minnesota gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 1978. Independent-Republican Party candidate Al Quie defeated Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party incumbent Rudy Perpich.


1978 Gubernatorial Election, Minnesota
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent-Republican Al Quie 830,019 52.35% +22.99%
DFL Rudy Perpich 718,244 45.30% -17.51%
American Richard Pedersen 21,058 1.33% n/a
Socialist Workers Jill Lakowske 6,287 0.40% -0.34%
Honest Government 87 Tom McDonald 4,254 0.27% n/a
Libertarian Robin E. Miller 3,689 0.23% +0.06%
Savings Account Edwin Pommerening 2,043 0.13% n/a
Majority 111,775 7.05%
Turnout 1,585,594
Independent-Republican gain from DFL Swing

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