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North Dakota gubernatorial election, 2008

North Dakota gubernatorial election, 2008

November 4, 2008

Nominee John Hoeven Tim Mathern
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 235,009 74,279
Percentage 74.44% 23.53%

County Results

Governor before election

John Hoeven

Elected Governor

John Hoeven

The 2008 North Dakota gubernatorial election took place on 4 November 2008 for the post of Governor of North Dakota. Incumbent Republican Governor John Hoeven was easily re-elected again, defeating Democrat Tim Mathern.


June 10, 2008 - Primary elections.

November 4, 2008 - General election.





  • DuWayne Hendrickson
    • Dana Brandenberg


Source Date John Hoeven (R) Tim Mathern (D)
Rasmussen Reports September 8, 2008 68% 28%
Rasmussen Reports July 8, 2008 67% 27%

Election results

North Dakota gubernatorial election, 2008[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Hoeven (inc.) 235,009 74.44% +3.19%
Democratic Tim Mathern 74,279 23.53% -3.86%
Independent DuWayne Hendrickson 6,404 2.03%
Majority 160,730 50.91% +7.05%
Turnout 315,692
Republican hold Swing


  1. ^ North Dakota Election Calendar North Dakota Secretary of State
  2. ^

External links

  • Elections and Voting from the North Dakota Secretary of State
  • North Dakota Governor candidates at Project Vote Smart
  • North Dakota Governor race from
  • North Dakota Governor race from 2008 Race Tracker
  • Campaign contributions from Follow the Money
  • Hoeven (R-i) vs. Mathern (D) graph of collected poll results from
  • Official campaign websites
    • John Hoeven, Republican incumbent nominee
    • Tim Mathern, Democratic nominee
    • Gregg Boyer, Independent candidate
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