The 1851 California gubernatorial election was held on September 3, 1851 to elect the governor of California.
During the 1851 convention, the Democratic Party refused to renominate incumbent John McDougall as the party's choice for governor. Instead, state Democrats nominated Assembly Speaker John Bigler.
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- "Our Campaigns - CA Governor Race - Sep 03, 1851". Retrieved April 25, 2016.
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