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United States gubernatorial elections, 1992

United States Gubernatorial elections, 1992

November 3, 1992

Governorships of DE, IN, MO, MT, NH, NC, ND, RI, UT, VT, WA, WV, AS, PR
  Majority party Minority party
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 28 governorships 20 governorships
Seats before 28 20
Seats after 30 18
Seat change Increase2 Decrease2

  Republican holds
  Republican pickups
  Democratic holds
  Democratic pickups

The 1992 United States gubernatorial elections were held on November 3, 1992 in twelve U.S. states. Going into the elections, six of the seats were held by Democrats and six by Republicans. After the elections, eight seats were held by Democrats and four by Republicans. The elections coincided with the 1992 U.S. presidential election.

This was the last year in which Rhode Island held a gubernatorial election on the same year as the presidential election. The length of gubernatorial terms for Rhode Island's governor would be extended from two-years to four years with elections taking place in Midterm election years.

Election results

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Delaware Michael N. Castle Republican Term-limited, Democratic victory Thomas R. Carper (Democratic) 65.6%
Gary Scott (Republican) 33.2%
Floyd McDowell (A Delaware Party) 1.4%
Richard Cohen (Libertarian) 1.2%
Indiana Evan Bayh Democratic Re-elected, 62.0% Linley Pearson (Republican) 36.9%
Mary Catherine Barton (New Alliance) 1.1%
Missouri John Ashcroft Republican Term-limited, Democratic victory Mel Carnahan (Democratic) 58.7%
William L. Webster (Republican) 41.3%
Montana Stan Stephens Republican Term-limited, Republican victory Marc Racicot (Republican) 51.4%
Dorothy Bradley (Democratic) 48.7%
New Hampshire Judd Gregg Republican Retired, Republican victory Steve Merrill (Republican) 56.0%
Deborah Arnie Arnesen (Democratic) 40.0%
Miriam Luce (Libertarian) 4.0%
North Carolina James G. Martin Republican Term-limited, Democratic victory Jim Hunt (Democratic) 52.7%
Jim Gardner (Republican) 43.2%
Scott McLaughlin (Libertarian) 4.1%
North Dakota George Sinner Democratic Retired, Republican victory Ed Schafer (Republican) 58.2%
Nicholas Spaeth (Democratic) 40.9%
Harley McLain (Independent) 0.9%
Michael DuPaul (Independent) 0.7%
Rhode Island Bruce Sundlun Democratic Re-elected, 63.7% Elizabeth Leonard (Republican) 35.5%
Joseph Devine (Reform) 3.5%
Jack Potter (Natural Law) 0.4%
John Staradumsky (Independent) 0.4%
Utah Norman H. Bangerter Republican Retired, Republican victory Mike Leavitt (Republican) 42.2%
Merrill Cook (Independent) 33.6%
Stewart Hanson (Democratic) 23.3%
Rita Gum (Populist) 0.5%
Gary Van Horn (American) 0.2%
Eleanor Garcia (Socialist Workers) 0.2%
Linda Metzger-Agin (Independent) 0.1%
Frank Richins (Independent American) 0.1%
Vermont Howard Dean Democratic Re-elected, 74.7% John McClaughry (Republican) 23.0%
Richard Gottlieb (Liberty Union) 1.6%
August Jaccaci (Natural Law) 1.0%
Washington Booth Gardner Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Mike Lowry (Democratic) 52.2%
Ken Eikenberry (Republican) 47.8%
West Virginia Gaston Caperton Democratic Re-elected, 60.5% Cleve Benedict (Republican) 39.5%
Charlotte Pritt (Write-in) 8.0%

Note: Candidates' vote percentages rounded to the nearest tenth of one percent. Candidates who earned 0.05% or more of the vote are included.

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