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  TX Governor
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Parents > United States > Texas > Governor
OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline April 16, 1968 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 05, 1968 - 07:00am Central
Polls Close November 05, 1968 - 07:00pm Central
Term Start January 21, 1969 - 12:00pm
Term End January 16, 1971 - 11:55pm
Turnout 30.44% Total Population
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifiedSteve Boudreaux May 19, 2010 11:32am
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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/08/1966
NameJohn B. Connally Votes1,037,517 (72.76%)
Term01/17/1967 - 01/21/1969 Margin669,492 (+46.95%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/03/1970
NamePreston Smith Votes1,232,506 (53.43%)
Term01/19/1971 - 01/16/1973 Margin158,675 (+6.88%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
May 04, 1968 TX Governor - D Primary Don Yarborough D 1,750,652
May 04, 1968 TX Governor - R Primary Paul Eggers R 104,765
Jun 01, 1968 TX Governor - D Runoff Preston Smith D 1,388,716
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Name Lt. Gov. Preston Smith Paul Eggers  
PartyDemocratic Republican  
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Uncertified Votes1,662,019 (56.99%) 1,254,333 (43.01%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -407,686 (-13.98%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
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