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Nevada gubernatorial election, 1986

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Nevada gubernatorial election, 1986

Nevada gubernatorial election, 1986

November 4, 1986 (1986-11-04)

Candidate Richard Bryan Patty Cafferata
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 187,268 65,081
Percentage 71.92% 25.00%

Governor before election

Richard Bryan

Elected Governor

Richard Bryan

The Nevada gubernatorial election of 1986 occurred on November 3, 1986. Incumbent Democratic governor Richard Bryan ran successfully for re-election to a second term as Governor of Nevada, defeating Republican candidate Patty Cafferata.


Nevada gubernatorial election, 1986[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Richard Bryan (inc.) 187,268 71.92%
Republican Patty Cafferata 65,081 25.00%
None of These Candidates None of These Candidates 5,471 2.10%
Libertarian Lou Tomburello 2,555 0.98%
N/A Undervotes 1,557 0.59%
Total votes 261,932 100
Democratic hold Swing


  1. ^ "1986 General Election Returns". Nevada Secretary of State. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
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