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Campaign '98
Eight States at the Polls

June 2, 1998

The June 2 primaries were among this year's most crucial, as voters in eight states chose nominees for governor, Senate and House. California was a key state; millionaire candidates jockeyed for position on the airwaves, drawing attention nationwide. Here are the results for Tuesday's statewide races.

Alabama Governor | California Governor | California Senate
Iowa Governor | New Mexico Governor | South Dakota Senate

Alabama
Alabama Governor
(unofficial results – 100% of precincts reporting)

Republicans
Gov. Fob James 48% 171,840 votes
Winton Blount 41% 147,388 votes
Guy Hunt 8% 28,566 votes
L.L. "Mac" McAllister 2% 5,898 votes
Phil Williams 1% 4,376 votes
 
Democrats
Lt. Gov. Don Siegelman 78% 280,181 votes
Lenora Pate 17% 59,300 votes
Wayne Sowell 3% 11,086 votes
Lee Lamb 2% 7,612 votes


California Governor
(unofficial results – 100% of precincts reporting)

California
Republican
Dan Lungren 34% 1,828,927 votes
Democrats
Lt. Gov. Gray Davis 35% 1,890,651 votes
Al Checchi 13% 684,028 votes
Rep. Jane Harman 12% 665,140 votes


California
California Senate
(unofficial results – 100% of precincts reporting)

Democrat
Sen. Barbara Boxer
(incumbent)
44% 2,332,954 votes
John Pinkerton 4% 201,978 votes
Republicans
Matt Fong 22% 1,165,647 votes
Darrell Issa 20% 1,032,588 votes


Iowa Governor
(unofficial results – 100% of precincts reporting)

Iowa
Republican
Rep. Jim Lightfoot 70% 113,329 votes
Dave Oman 22% 35,353 votes
Paul Pate 8% 13,233 votes
Democrats
 
Tom Vilsack 51% 58,979 votes
Mark McCormick 49% 55,838 votes


New Mexico
New Mexico Governor
(unofficial results – 100% of precincts reporting)

Democrats
Martin Chávez 48% 80,903 votes
Gary King 31% 51,611 votes
Jerry Apodaca 10% 16,139 votes
Robert Vigil 6% 10,326 votes
Reese Fullerton 3% 5,673 votes
Ben Chavez 2% 4,086 votes


South Dakota Senate
(unofficial results – 100% of precincts reporting)

South Dakota
Republican
Ron Schmidt 52% 26,525 votes
Alan Aker 38% 19,189 votes
John Sanders 10% 5,293 votes


Sources: Alabama Republican Party; Alabama Democratic Party; California Secretary of State; Iowa Secretary of State; New Mexico Secretary of State; South Dakota Secretary of State


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