1974 Minnesota gubernatorial election

The 1974 Minnesota gubernatorial election took place on November 5, 1974. The 1974 election was the first election where the Governor and Lieutenant Governor ran on the same ticket. Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party candidate Wendell Anderson defeated Republican Party of Minnesota challenger John W. Johnson.

1974 Minnesota gubernatorial election

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Nominee Wendell Anderson John W. Johnson
Party Democratic–Farmer–Labor Republican
Running mate Rudy Perpich Dwaine Hoberg
Popular vote 786,787 376,722
Percentage 62.80% 29.35%

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County Results
Anderson:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Wendell Anderson
Democratic–Farmer–Labor

Elected Governor

Wendell Anderson
Democratic–Farmer–Labor

ResultsEdit

1974 Gubernatorial Election, Minnesota
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic–Farmer–Labor Wendell Anderson 786,787 62.80% +8.76%
Republican John W. Johnson 376,722 29.35% -16.18%
Independent James Miles 60,150 4.80% n/a
American Harry Pool 20,454 1.63% n/a
Socialist Workers Jane VanDeusen 9,232 0.74% n/a
Communist Erwin Marquit 3,570 0.28% n/a
Industrial Government Genevieve Gunderson 2,720 0.22% -0.13%
Libertarian Richard Kleinow 2,115 0.17% n/a
Majority 419,065 33.45%
Turnout 1,252,750
Democratic–Farmer–Labor hold Swing

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