1986 Florida Attorney General election

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Nominee Bob Butterworth Jim Watt
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,900,890 1,341,090
Percentage 58.6% 41.4%

Attorney General before election

James C. Smith
Democratic

Elected Attorney General

Bob Butterworth
Democratic

The 1986 Florida Attorney General election was held on November 4, 1986. Bob Butterworth would be elected defeating Jim Watt with 58.63% of the vote. Incumbent James C. Smith would not run in this election.[1]

Primary election

Primary elections were held on September 2, 1986.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

General election

Candidates

Bob Butterworth, Democratic

Jim Watt, Republican

Results

1986 Florida Attorney General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bob Butterworth 1,900,890 58.63%
Republican Jim Watt 1,341,090 41.37%
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b "Florida Department of State - Election Results". results.elections.myflorida.com. Retrieved 2021-07-23.
  2. ^ "EDGAR DUNN JR. LIVED TO SERVE". Orlando Sentinel. June 21, 2000. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  3. ^ Cotterell, Bill (March 2, 2018). "'A champion for consumers and underdogs': Walt Dartland dies at 83". Tallahassee Democrat. Retrieved March 2, 2018.