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Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1982


Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1982

Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1982

November 2, 1982

Nominee Rudy Perpich Wheelock Whitney, Jr.
Party DFL Independent-Republican
Running mate Marlene Johnson Lauris Krenik
Popular vote 1,049,104 711,796
Percentage 58.76% 39.86%

County Results

Governor before election

Al Quie

Elected Governor

Rudy Perpich

The 1982 Minnesota gubernatorial election took place on November 2, 1982. Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate Rudy Perpich defeated Independent-Republican Party challenger Wheelock Whitney, Jr..


1982 Gubernatorial Election, Minnesota
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DFL Rudy Perpich 1,049,104 58.76% +13.46%
Independent-Republican Wheelock Whitney, Jr. 711,796 39.86% -12.48%
Socialist Workers Kathy Wheeler 10,332 0.58% +0.18%
Honest Government 87 Tom McDonald 7,984 0.45% +0.18%
Libertarian Franklin Haws 6,323 0.35% +0.12%
Majority 337,308 18.89%
Turnout 1,785,539
DFL gain from Independent-Republican Swing

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