1972 Missouri gubernatorial election

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Missouri gubernatorial election, 1972

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Nominee Kit Bond Edward L. Dowd
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,029,451 832,751
Percentage 55.2% 44.6%

Governor before election

Warren E. Hearnes
Democratic

Elected Governor

Kit Bond
Republican

The Missouri gubernatorial election of 1972 was Missouri's 43rd gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 7, 1972, and resulted in a victory for the Republican nominee, incumbent State Auditor of Missouri Kit Bond, over the Democratic candidate, Edward L. Dowd, and Nonpartisan Paul J. Leonard.

Results[edit]

1972 gubernatorial election, Missouri[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Kit Bond 1,029,451 55.18 +15.98
Democratic Edward L. Dowd 832,751 44.64 -16.16
Nonpartisan Paul J. Leonard 3,481 0.19 +0.19
Majority 196,700 10.54 -11.06
Turnout 1,865,683 39.89 -0.96
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MO Governor Race - Nov 07, 1972". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-09.