1992 Indiana gubernatorial election
Bayh: 50–60% 60–70% 70–80%
Pearson: 40–50% 50–60%
|Elections in Indiana|
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||Evan Bayh (incumbent)||298,478||100.00|
Republican [ edit ]
- 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||Linley E. Pearson||223,373||48.9|
|Republican||H. Dean Evans||153,089||33.5|
|Republican||John A. Johnson||80,784||17.7|
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.
|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|