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  MA Governor - R Primary
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Parents > United States > Massachusetts > Governor
OfficeGovernor
TypeRepublican Primary Election
Filing Deadline March 01, 1986 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open September 16, 1986 - 07:00am Central
Polls Close September 16, 1986 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start January 08, 1987 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 1991 - 12:00pm
ContributorRBH
Last ModifiedRBH May 31, 2009 02:10am
Data Sources1986 Massachusetts Election Statistics, p. 82
Description Hyatt and Switzler stopped actively campaigning before the primary and supported Kariotis.

Hyatt dropped out after the disclosure of forged names on his nomination papers and his decision to solicit campaign funds from a reputed organized crime figure. Also, allegations of being nude on the job hindered Hyatt's aspirations.

Switzler ended his campaign after admitting he had lied about his military record. Switzler's campaign literature had said he was an Army Special Forces captain who had served in Vietnam. But he was a sergeant in Korea and had visited Vietnam only for two weeks while on leave.

Hyatt withdrew as the nominee after this primary and Kariotis got the nomination.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/02/1982
NameMichael S. Dukakis Votes1,219,109 (59.46%)
Term01/06/1983 - 01/08/1987 Margin469,430 (+22.90%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/04/1986
NameMichael S. Dukakis Votes1,157,786 (68.75%)
Term01/08/1987 - 01/03/1991 Margin632,422 (+37.55%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceMA Governor 11/04/1986
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Name Gregory S. "Greg" Hyatt Royall H. Switzler (W) George Kariotis (W) Others  
PartyRepublican Republican Republican Republican  
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Certified Votes 31,021 (48.19%) 20,802 (32.32%) 11,787 (18.31%) 763 (1.19%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -10,219 (-15.87%) -19,234 (-29.88%) -30,258 (-47.00%)  
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