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Parents > United States > Illinois > Governor
OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1978 - 12:00am
Polls Open November 07, 1978 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 07, 1978 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 08, 1979 - 12:00pm
Term End January 10, 1983 - 12:00pm
Turnout 28.35% Total Population
ContributorCOSDem
Last Modifiedev July 28, 2010 05:30pm
Data SourcesIL State Board of Elections Vote Total Book, General 1978, Page 13-15
Description Special Election- First IL GOV election to be held on a non-presidential election year.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/02/1976
NameJames R. Thompson Votes3,000,395 (64.68%)
Term01/10/1977 - 01/08/1979 Margin1,390,137 (+29.97%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/02/1982
NameJames R. Thompson Votes1,816,101 (49.44%)
Term01/10/1983 - 01/12/1987 Margin5,074 (+0.14%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Mar 21, 1978 IL Governor- R Primary James R. Thompson
Mar 21, 1978 IL Governor- D Primary Michael J. Bakalis
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CANDIDATES
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Name (I) Gov. James R. Thompson Comptroller Michael J. Bakalis Georgia Shields Cecil Lampkin Melvin Klenetsky (W) Write-In  
PartyRepublican Democratic Libertarian Socialist Workers U.S. Labor Nonpartisan  
Uncertified Votes1,859,864 (59.04%) 1,263,134 (40.09%) 11,420 (0.36%) 11,206 (0.36%) 4,737 (0.15%) 62 (0.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -596,730 (-18.94%) -1,848,444 (-58.67%) -1,848,658 (-58.68%) -1,855,127 (-58.89%) -1,859,802 (-59.03%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand 12/1 $2,794,833.00 12/1 $1,533,739.00 $-- $-- $-- $--  
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EVENTS
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VIDEO ADVERTISEMENTS
Start Date Candidate Category Ad Tone Lng Title Run Time Contributor
09/01/1978 Michael J. Bakalis TVAd Attack eng Stop the use of Public Tax Dollars  00:00:00 ev 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 23, 1978 12:00am News Mike Bakalis takes on Big Jim  Article COSDem 

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