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  PA Governor - R Primary
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OfficeGovernor
TypeRepublican Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1978 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open May 16, 1978 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close May 16, 1978 - 07:00pm Central
Term Start January 04, 1979 - 12:00pm
Term End January 04, 1983 - 12:00pm
Turnout 8.45% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedRBH March 09, 2010 01:05am
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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/05/1974
NameMilton J. Shapp Votes1,878,252 (53.66%)
Term01/20/1975 - 01/20/1979 Margin299,335 (+8.55%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/07/1978
NameRichard L. "Dick" Thornburgh Votes1,966,042 (52.54%)
Term01/20/1979 - 01/20/1983 Margin228,154 (+6.10%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RacePA Governor 11/07/1978
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Name Richard L. "Dick" Thornburgh District Attorney Arlen Specter Bob Butera David W. Marston Henry Hager Andrew J. Watson Alvin J. Jacobson
PartyRepublican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican
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Certified Votes325,376 (32.63%) 206,802 (20.74%) 190,653 (19.12%) 161,813 (16.23%) 57,119 (5.73%) 48,460 (4.86%) 7,101 (0.71%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -118,574 (-11.89%) -134,723 (-13.51%) -163,563 (-16.40%) -268,257 (-26.90%) -276,916 (-27.77%) -318,275 (-31.91%)
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