Electoral History of George H. W. Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States (1989–1993), 43rd Vice President of the United States (1981–1989); Director of the CIA (1976–1977) and United States Representative from Texas (1967–1971).

Texas United States Senate election, 1964 (Republican primary):

  • George H. W. Bush – 62,985 (44.08%)
  • Jack Cox – 45,561 (31.89%)
  • Robert J. Morris – 28,279 (19.79%)
  • Milton Davis – 6,067 (4.25%)

Texas United States Senate election, 1964 (Republican primary runoff):

  • George H. W. Bush – 49,751 (62.12%)
  • Jack Cox – 30,333 (37.88%)

Texas United States Senate election, 1964:

  • Ralph Yarborough (D) (inc.) – 1,463,958 (56.22%)
  • George H. W. Bush (R) – 1,134,337 (43.56%)
  • Jack Carswell (Constitution) – 5,542 (0.21%)

Texas' 7th congressional district, 1966:

  • George H. W. Bush (R) – 53,756 (57.07%)
  • Frank Briscoe (D) – 39,958 (42.42%)
  • Bob Gray (Constitution) – 488 (0.52%)

Texas' 7th congressional district, 1968:

  • George H. W. Bush (R) (inc.) – 110,455 (100.00%)

Texas United States Senate election, 1970 (Republican primary):

  • George H. W. Bush – 96,806 (87.64%)
  • Robert J. Morris – 13,654 (12.36%)

Texas United States Senate election, 1970:

  • Lloyd Bentsen (D) – 1,194,069 (53.55%)
  • George H. W. Bush (R) – 1,035,794 (46.45%)

1980 Republican presidential primaries:

  • Ronald Reagan – 7,709,793 (59.79%)
  • George H. W. Bush – 3,070,033 (23.81%)
  • John B. Anderson – 1,572,174 (12.19%)
  • Howard Baker – 181,153 (1.41%)
  • Phil Crane – 97,793 (0.76%)
  • John Connally – 82,625 (0.64%)
  • Unpledged delegates – 68,155 (0.53%)
  • Ben Fernandez – 25,520 (0.20%)
  • Harold Stassen – 25,425 (0.20%)
  • Gerald Ford – 10,557 (0.08%)
  • Bob Dole – 7,204 (0.06%)
  • Others – 33,217 (0.26%)

1980 Republican National Convention (Presidential tally):

  • Ronald Reagan – 1,939 (97.44%)
  • John B. Anderson – 37 (1.86%)
  • George H. W. Bush – 13 (0.65%)
  • Anne Armstrong – 1 (0.05%)

1980 Republican National Convention (Vice Presidential tally):

  • George H. W. Bush – 1,832 (93.33%)
  • Jesse Helms – 54 (2.75%)
  • Jack Kemp – 42 (2.14%)
  • Phil Crane – 23 (1.17%)
  • James R. Thompson – 5 (0.26%)
  • John M. Ashbrook – 1 (0.05%)
  • Howard Baker – 1 (0.05%)
  • Henry J. Hyde – 1 (0.05%)
  • Donald Rumsfeld – 1 (0.05%)
  • Eugene Schroeder – 1 (0.05%)
  • William E. Simon – 1 (0.05%)
  • Guy Vander Jagt – 1 (0.05%)

United States presidential election, 1980

  • Ronald Reagan/George H. W. Bush (R) – 43,903,230 (50.7%) and 489 electoral votes (44 states carried)
  • Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale (D) (inc.) – 35,480,115 (41.0%) and 49 electoral votes (6 states and D.C. carried)
  • John B. Anderson/Patrick Joseph Lucey (I) – 5,719,850 (6.6%)
  • Ed Clark/David H. Koch (Libertatian) – 921,128 (1.1%)
  • Barry Commoner/LaDonna Harris (Citizens) – 233,052 (0.3%)
  • John Rarick/Eileen Shearer (American Independent) – 40,906 (0.0%)
  • Ellen McCormack/Carroll Driscoll (Right to Life) – 32,320 (0.0%)
  • Others – 252,303 (0.3%)

1984 Republican National Convention (Vice Presidential tally):

  • George H. W. Bush (inc.) – 2,231 (99.82%)
  • Abstaining – 2 (0.09%)
  • Jack Kemp – 1 (0.05%)
  • Jeane Kirkpatrick – 1 (0.05%)

United States presidential election, 1984

  • Ronald Reagan/George H. W. Bush (R) (inc.) – 54,455,472 (58.8%) and 525 electoral votes (49 states carried)
  • Walter Mondale/Geraldine Ferraro (D) – 37,577,352 (40.6%) and 13 electoral votes (1 state and D.C. carried)
  • David Bergland/James A. Lewis (Libertarian) – 228,111 (0.3%)
  • Others – 392,298 (0.4%)

1988 Republican presidential primaries:

  • George H. W. Bush – 8,258,512 (67.91%)
  • Bob Dole – 2,333,375 (19.19%)
  • Pat Robertson – 1,097,446 (9.02%)
  • Jack Kemp – 331,333 (2.72%)
  • Unpledged – 56,990 (0.47%)
  • Pierre S. du Pont, IV – 49,783 (0.41%)
  • Alexander M. Haig – 26,619 (0.22%)
  • Harold Stassen – 2,682 (0.02%)

1988 Republican National Convention (Presidential tally):

  • George H. W. Bush – 2,277 (100.00%)

United States presidential election, 1988

  • George H. W. Bush/Dan Quayle (R) – 48,886,597 (53.4%) and 426 electoral votes (40 states carried)
  • Michael Dukakis/Lloyd Bentsen (D) – 41,809,476 (45.6%) and 111 electoral votes (10 states and D.C. carried)
  • Lloyd Bentsen/Michael Dukakis (D) – 1 electoral vote (West Virginia's faithless elector)
  • Ron Paul/Andre Marrou (Libertarian) – 431,750 (0.5%)
  • Lenora Fulani (New Alliance) – 217,221 (0.2%)
  • Others – 249,642 (0.3%)

1992 Republican presidential primaries:

  • George H. W. Bush (inc.) – 9,199,463 (72.84%)
  • Pat Buchanan – 2,899,488 (22.96%)
  • Unpledged – 287,383 (2.28%)
  • David Duke – 119,115 (0.94%)
  • Ross Perot – 56,136 (0.44%)
  • Pat Paulsen – 10,984 (0.09%)
  • Maurice Horton – 9,637 (0.08%)
  • Harold Stassen – 8,099 (0.06%)

1992 Republican National Convention (Presidential tally):

  • George H. W. Bush (inc.) – 2,189 (99.05%)
  • Pat Buchanan – 18 (0.81%)
  • Howard Phillips – 2 (0.09%)
  • Alan Keyes – 1 (0.05%)

1992 New York State Right to Life Party Convention:

  • George H. W. Bush – unopposed

United States presidential election, 1992

  • Bill Clinton/Al Gore (D) – 44,909,806 (43.0%) and 370 electoral votes (32 states and D.C. carried)
  • George H. W. Bush/Dan Quayle (R) (inc.) – 39,104,550 (37.4%) and 168 electoral votes (18 states carried)
  • Ross Perot/James Stockdale (I) – 19,743,821 (18.9%)
  • Andre Marrou/Nancy Lord (Libertarian) – 290,087 (0.3%)
  • Bo Gritz/Cy Minett (Populist) – 106,152 (0.1%)
  • Lenora Fulani/Maria Muñoz (New Alliance) – 73,622 (0.07%)
  • Howard Phillips/Albion Knight, Jr. (Taxpayers) – 43,369 (0.04%)
  • Others – 152,516 (0.13%)

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