1970 New Hampshire gubernatorial election

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Nominee Walter R. Peterson Jr. Roger J. Crowley Meldrim Thomson Jr.
Party Republican Democratic American

Popular vote 102,298 98,098 22,033
Percentage 45.99% 44.10% 9.91%

County results
Peterson:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Crowley:      50–60%

Governor before election

Walter R. Peterson Jr.
Republican

Elected Governor

Walter R. Peterson Jr.
Republican

The 1970 New Hampshire gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1970.

Incumbent Republican Governor Walter R. Peterson Jr. defeated Democratic nominee Roger J. Crowley with 45.99% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on September 8, 1970.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[2][3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Roger J. Crowley 17,089 47.48
Democratic Charles F. Whittemore 13,354 37.10
Democratic Dennis J. Sullivan 4,747 13.19
Democratic Write-ins 804 2.23
Total votes 35,994 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[2][3][4][6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Walter R. Peterson Jr. (incumbent) 43,667 50.87
Republican Meldrim Thomson Jr. 41,392 48.22
Republican Elmer E. Bussey 612 0.71
Republican Write-ins 162 0.19
Total votes 85,833 100.00

General election

Candidates

Results

1970 New Hampshire gubernatorial election[9][10][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Walter R. Peterson Jr. (incumbent) 102,298 45.99%
Democratic Robert J. Crowley 98,098 44.10%
American Meldrim Thomson Jr. 22,033 9.91%
Write-in Scattering 12 0.01%
Majority 4,200 1.89%
Turnout 222,441 100.00%
Republican hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c d "New Hampshire Governor Has Lead Over His G.O.P. Opponent". New York Times. New York, NY. 9 September 1970. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b Manual for the General Court 1971, p. 304.
  3. ^ a b Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 128.
  4. ^ a b America Votes 9, p. 215.
  5. ^ "NH Governor, 1970 - D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  6. ^ "NH Governor, 1970 - R Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Thomson Joins Presidential Race". New York Times. New York, NY. 1 November 1979. p. 16. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  8. ^ Bernotas, Adolphe V. (20 April 2001). "Former Gov. Thomson dead at 89". Portsmouth Herald. Portsmouth, NH. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  9. ^ Manual for the General Court 1971, p. 456.
  10. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 68.
  11. ^ America Votes 9, p. 211.
  12. ^ "NH Governor, 1970". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 10 May 2020.

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