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1986 Florida gubernatorial election

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1986 Florida gubernatorial election

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Nominee Bob Martinez Steve Pajcic
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Bobby Brantley Franklin B. Mann
Popular vote 1,847,525 1,538,620
Percentage 54.6% 45.4%

County Results

Martinez:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Pajcic:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Bob Graham
Democratic

Elected Governor

Bob Martinez
Republican

The Florida gubernatorial election of 1986 took place alongside the midterm congressional elections. The Democratic Party won many victories across the country (including retaking the Senate). However, in Florida, where Democrats gained the Senate seat from Republicans, they lost the Governorship for the just second time since Reconstruction.

The primaries took place on September 2, the runoffs on September 30 and the general election on November 4, 1986.

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