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1992 Indiana gubernatorial election

1992 Indiana gubernatorial election

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  Evan Bayh official portrait v2.jpg Linley Pearson (cropped).jpg
Nominee Evan Bayh Linley E. Pearson
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Frank O'Bannon Robert D. Green
Popular vote 1,382,151 822,533
Percentage 62.0% 36.9%

Indiana Governor Election Results by County, 1992.svg
County results

Bayh:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Pearson:      40–50%      50–60%

Governor before election

Evan Bayh

Democratic

Elected Governor

Evan Bayh

Democratic

The 1992 Indiana gubernatorial Election was held on November 3, 1992. Incumbent Governor Evan Bayh, a Democrat, won reelection over his Republican challenger, Linley E. Pearson with 62% of the vote. He was the first Democratic governor of Indiana to win reelection since governors became eligible for election to consecutive terms in office in 1972.

Primaries [ edit ]

Democratic [ edit ]

Incumbent Governor Evan Bayh was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Democratic primary results[citation needed]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Evan Bayh (incumbent) 298,478 100.00
Total votes 298,478 100.00

Republican [ edit ]

Candidates

  • Linley E. Pearson, Indiana Attorney General
  • H. Dean Evans, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • John A. Johnson, former Republican nominee for Congress in the 5th District
Republican primary results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Linley E. Pearson 223,373 48.9
Republican H. Dean Evans 153,089 33.5
Republican John A. Johnson 80,784 17.7
Total votes 457,246 100.00

Minor parties [ edit ]

New Alliance [ edit ]

The New Alliance Party nominated Mary Barton to be its gubernatorial candidate in 1992. Elmetta Wellington became the nominee for lieutenant governor.

Results [ edit ]

Bayh won the election with 62% of the popular vote to Pearson's 37%. Bayh's total in the popular vote was the largest in recent history.

Indiana gubernatorial election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Evan Bayh (incumbent) 1,382,151 62.0
Republican Linley E. Pearson 822,533 36.9
New Alliance Mary Barton 24,378 1.1

References [ edit ]

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