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Parents > United States > New Hampshire > Governor
OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline 00, 0000 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 07, 1978 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 07, 1978 - 06:00pm Central
Term Start January 01, 1979 - 12:00pm
Term End January 01, 1981 - 12:00pm
Turnout 36.55% Total Population
ContributorSome say...
Last ModifiedRBH September 14, 2009 10:19pm
Data SourcesAmerica Votes, Vol 24, Scammon, p. 290 and America Votes, Vol. 13
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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/02/1976
NameMeldrim "Mel" Thomson, Jr. Votes197,589 (57.66%)
Term01/01/1977 - 01/01/1979 Margin52,574 (+15.34%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/04/1980
NameHugh J. Gallen Votes226,436 (58.96%)
Term01/01/1981 - 01/01/1983 Margin70,258 (+18.29%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Sep 12, 1978 NH Governor - D Primary Hugh J. Gallen
D 35,905
Sep 12, 1978 NH Governor - R Primary Meldrim "Mel" Thomson, Jr.
R 75,965
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CANDIDATES
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Name Hugh J. Gallen (I) Gov. Meldrim "Mel" Thomson, Jr. Gov. Wesley Powell Mabel Everett Ralph W. Brewster  
PartyDemocratic Republican Independent Libertarian Independent  
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Certified Votes133,133 (49.38%) 122,464 (45.43%) 12,349 (4.58%) 1,217 (0.45%) 424 (0.16%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -10,669 (-3.96%) -120,784 (-44.80%) -131,916 (-48.93%) -132,709 (-49.23%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand 12/1 $232,178.00 12/1 $290,522.00 $-- $-- $--  
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