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United States gubernatorial elections, 1973

United States Gubernatorial elections, 1973

November 6, 1973

Governorships of NJ and VA
  Majority party Minority party
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 31 governorships 19 governorships
Seats before 31 19
Seats after 32 18
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1

United States gubernatorial elections, 1973

The 1973 gubernatorial elections were held in New Jersey and Virginia. Their general elections were on 6 November 1973. In both cases, a conservative managed to win in the end, while a moderate (or liberal) lost.

In Virginia, Mills E. Godwin, Jr. had won a term for governor as a Democrat in the 1965 gubernatorial election.[1] This time, he won as a Republican. Howell too was also an ex-Democrat as well. Howell tried to run from a populist stance, but he wasn't successful. Godwin pushed the conservative line and won.[2]

In New Jersey, Cahill had the image of a moderate Republican, but scandals that he himself didn't do and a dislike of his stance on taxes led to his defeat to Sandman, a more conservative Republican.[3] Sandman wasn't liked by moderate Republicans and didn't get their support, a factor that would favor Byrne in the end. It didn't help matters for Sandman that Cahill didn't give much support either beyond an endorsement.[4]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
New Jersey[5] William T. Cahill Republican Defeated in primary,[6] Democratic victory Brendan Byrne (Democratic) 66.40%
Charles W. Sandman Jr. (Republican) 32.13%
A. Howard Freund (American) 0.31%
Alfred V. Colabella (Independent) 0.24%
Robert Clement (Socialist Labor) 0.20%
John A. Goodson (Libertarian) 0.15%
James J. Terlizzi, Sr. (Independent Taxpayer's Watchdog) 0.13%
Virginia[7] A. Linwood Holton, Jr. Republican Term-limited, Republican victory Mills E. Godwin, Jr. (Republican) 50.72%
Henry Howell (Independent) 49.28%


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  2. ^ "Godwin Narrowly Leads In Va. Governor's Race". 7 November 1973. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Full of Grace - The governor from Camden Catholic High School". 12 July 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Brendan Byrne Sweeps N.J. Governor's Contest". 7 November 1973. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
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  6. ^ "NJ Governor - R Primary". Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "VA Governor". Retrieved 5 July 2012. 

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