1994 Connecticut gubernatorial election

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Nominee John G. Rowland Bill Curry
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Jodi Rell Joe Ganim
Popular vote 415,201 375,133
Percentage 36.2% 32.7%

 
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Nominee Eunice Groark Tom Scott
Party A Connecticut Party Independent
Running mate Audrey Rowe Glen O'Keefe
Popular vote 216,585 130,128
Percentage 18.9% 11.3%

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Rowland:      20–30%      30–40%      40–50%
     50–60%      60–70%
Curry      20–30%      30–40%      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Groark      30–40%

Governor before election

Lowell Weicker
A Connecticut Party

Elected Governor

John G. Rowland
Republican

The 1994 Connecticut gubernatorial election included Republican John G. Rowland winning the open seat following the retirement of A Connecticut Party Governor Lowell Weicker. The election was a four-way race between A Connecticut Party Lieutenant Governor Eunice Groark, Republican U.S. Congressman John G. Rowland, Democrat state comptroller Bill Curry, and independent conservative talk show host Tom Scott. Rowland won the election with just 36% of the vote.[1]

As of 2021, this is the last time that Tolland County voted for the Democratic candidate in a gubernatorial election.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

1994 Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Curry 93,241 54.72
Democratic John B. Larson 77,165 45.28
Total votes 170,406 100.00%

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

1994 Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John G. Rowland 78,051 67.83
Republican Pauline R. Kezer 37,010 32.17
Total votes 115,061 100.00%

General election

Candidates

Polling

Source Date John G.
Rowland (R)
Bill
Curry (D)
Eunice
Groark (ACP)
Tom
Scott (I)
Hartford Courant November 7, 1994 30% 25% 18% 11%
New London Day November 6, 1994 28% 31% 13% 12%
Manchester Journal October 23, 1994 37% 22%

Results

1994 Connecticut gubernatorial election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John G. Rowland 415,201 36.20
Democratic Bill Curry 375,133 32.70
A Connecticut Party Eunice Groark 216,585 18.88
Independent Tom Scott 130,128 11.35
Concerned Citizens Joseph A. Zdonczyk 10,007 0.87
Total votes 1,147,054 100.00
Republican gain from A Connecticut Party

References

  1. ^ "Summary of Vote for Governor and Lieutenant Governor" (PDF). Office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State. November 13, 1994. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 15, 2012. Retrieved October 13, 2010.