1988 Delaware gubernatorial election

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Delaware gubernatorial election, 1988

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Nominee Mike Castle Jacob Kreshtool
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Dale E. Wolf Gary E. Hindes
Popular vote 169,733 70,236
Percentage 70.7% 29.3%

Delaware Governor Election Results by County, 1988.svg
County Results
     60-70%      70-80%

Governor before election

Mike Castle

Elected Governor

Mike Castle

The 1988 Delaware gubernatorial election took place on November 8, 1988. Incumbent Republican Governor Mike Castle won re-election to a second term, defeating Democratic nominee Jacob Kreshtool. As of 2019, this is the most recent election in which a Republican was elected governor of Delaware.

General election

Castle and Kreshtool were both unopposed in their respective party primaries, held on September 10, 1988.



Delaware gubernatorial election, 1988[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michael Castle (inc.) 169,733 70.73% +15.20%
Democratic Jacob Kreshtool 70,236 29.27% -15.20%
Majority 99,479 41.46% +30.40%
Turnout 239,969
Republican hold Swing


  1. ^ "Obituary of Jacob Kreshtool". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. ^ "State of Delaware - Official Election Results 1988" (PDF). State of Delaware. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
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