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NATIONAL ELECTION RETURNS : EDITION-TIME COMPILATIONS : State-by-State Election Reports of Key Races and Issues : Wyoming

November 05, 1986

CHEYENNE — Democrat Mike Sullivan defeated Republican Pete Simpson in the race to succeed Wyoming's two-term Democratic Gov. Ed Herschler.

Simpson, University of Wyoming administrator and a former legislator, is the brother of Sen. Alan Simpson. Sullivan, a Casper lawyer, was a darkhorse when he won the Democratic primary.

With 54% of the vote counted, Sullivan had 45,027 votes, or 55%, to Simpson's 37,472, or 45%.

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