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  VT Governor
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Parents > United States > Vermont > Governor
OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline January 30, 1996 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 05, 1996 - 07:00am Central
Polls Close November 05, 1996 - 07:00pm Central
Term Start January 03, 1997 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 1999 - 12:00pm
ContributorJoshua L.
Last ModifiedRBH October 30, 2009 11:53am
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Description The Democrat had expected a harder campaign this year against Lt. Gov. Barbara Snelling, but she had to drop out of the race after a near-fatal stroke.

Dean won with a single-person campaign staff. In his acceptance speech he praised Gropper for his "gentlemanly campaign."

"I appreciate his hard work and the ideas that we are going to use," he said.

Dean's easy campaign also allowed him to boost other Democratic candidates in his state, notably Lt. Gov. Douglas Racine, who Republicans had viewed as the easiest to defeat. President Clinton also won a decisive victory in the state, and Republicans were shut out of the U.S. House race by independent candidate Bernard Sanders, who defeated Republican Susan Sweetser.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/08/1994
NameHoward Dean Votes145,661 (68.69%)
Term01/03/1995 - 01/03/1997 Margin105,369 (+49.69%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/03/1998
NameHoward Dean Votes121,425 (55.67%)
Term03/04/1999 - 03/04/2001 Margin31,699 (+14.53%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Sep 08, 1996 VT Governor - R Primary
John Gropper
R 20,282
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CANDIDATES
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Name (I) Gov. Howard Dean John Gropper Mary Alice "Mal" Herbert Denny Lane Bill Brunelle August St. John Neil O. Randall
PartyDemocratic Republican Liberty Union Vermont Grassroots Natural Law Independent Libertarian
Campaign Logo
Certified Votes 179,544 (70.51%) 57,161 (22.45%) 4,156 (1.63%) 3,667 (1.44%) 3,342 (1.31%) 3,201 (1.26%) 2,916 (1.15%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -122,383 (-48.06%) -175,388 (-68.87%) -175,877 (-69.07%) -176,202 (-69.19%) -176,343 (-69.25%) -176,628 (-69.36%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand 12/1 $152,167.00 12/1 $46,241.00 12/1 $454.00 12/1 $556.00 $-- 12/1 $6,472.00 $--
Website [Website]
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Adj Poll Avg63.58%-- 23.20%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
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Certified Votes 661 (0.26%)  
Margin-178,883 (-70.25%)  
Predict Avg.0.00%  
Cash On Hand $--  
Website  
Entry Date --  
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