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THE PALM BEACH POST THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1992 15 Democrats win 8 of 12 The Associated Press , Democrats picked up a net gain ; of two governors, winning eight of ( 12 gubernatorial races that coin- J tided with Arkansas Gov. Bill Clin- ; ton's presidential triumph. i In the post-election alignment, ! Democrats have a 30-18 edge over ; Republicans. Two governors are independents. j All four Democratic incum-i bents won Tuesday, and Democrat Jim Hunt won a third term eight years after he left office in North Carolina. Democrats won three 1 states with outgoing Republican governors North Carolina, Delaware and Missouri. , , The year of the woman didn't apply to the gubernatorial arena. Candidates seeking to become the first woman governor in their states were rejected in New Hampshire, Montana and Rhode Island, i The results: I DELAWARE: U.S. Rep. Thomas Carper, the first Demo-t :ratic governor elected in 20 years, ' Mapped jobs with outgoing Repub- ican Gov. Michael Castle, who won Tarper's House seat after serving he legal limit of two terms. Carp-ir, a former Navy pilot, won by a 2-o-l margin over Republican B. 5ary Scott. State Sen. Ruth Ann flinner, a Democrat, became the state's first female elected lieuten-nt governor. : INDIANA: Incumbent Dem-rcratic Gov. Evan Bayh, at 36 the lation's youngest governor, scored he most lopsided gubernatorial victory in state history. Bayh, son , f former Sen. Birch Bayh, defeat- id Republican Attorney General ' jinley Pearson, 63 percent to 37 ; percent. MISSOURI: Republican At-rney General William Webster, who successfully defended the itate law restricting abortion be-:'ore the U.S. Supreme Court, lost to i Democratic Lt. Gov. Mel Carna- lian, a soft-spoken country lawyer. Carnahan won, 59 percent to 41 i percent, to succeed outgoing Re-! publican Gov. John Ashcroft. t ' MONTANA: Republican At-; torney General Marc Racicot (pro- nounced ros-coe) entered the race .when Republican Gov. Stan Ste-' phens abandoned his re-election 1 plans, citing health reasons. Raci-cot defeated state Rep. Dorothy i Bradley, 51 percent to 49 percent, j Bradley, who opened her campaign on horseback, failed to become the 'state's first woman chief executive. ! NEW HAMPSHIRE: Stephen 'Merrill's no-tax pledge defeated Democratic state Rep. Deborah Ar-! nie Arnesen, who proposed a 6 ; percent income tax in her bid to become the state's first woman 'governor. Merrill, a former attor ney general and protege of former Gov. Sununu, won 56 percent to 40 Youth vote grew, swung to Clinton By SCOTT BENARDE ! Palm Beach Post Staff Writer One of the burning post-election questions is: Was the vote rocked? i The answer is . . . maybe. I Rock The Vote, the record industry's 2-year-old non-partisan ad I campaign to register new voters j between the ages of 18 and 24 and j encourage their peers to vote, reg-i istered more than 750,000 people. ! (Nearly 16,000 of those were regis-j tered by the Florida record store (chain Spec's Music & Movies in ' stores and at concerts.) Since the 'New Hampshire primary, MTV, ithe 24-hour cable music channel, I aired a companion Choose Or Lose ' campaign that turned politics into a hip, exciting topic of conversation for teens and encouraged then to register and vote. The campaigns seem to have been effective. An exit poll by Voter Research and Surveys found 11 percent of voters were in the 18- to 24-year-old category. In that youngest category, 47 percent voted for Clinton, 31 percent for Bush and 22 percent or Perot. '. That 11 percent turnout is less ftian the 12 and 14 percent that voted in the '84 and '80 elections, nd 1 percent higher than the 10 Percent that turned out in 1988. The big difference is that be-:ause substantially more people yoted in this election, the 11 percent figure represents more people. ! Another difference from previous elections is that the youth vote jvent heavily Democratic. In the hree previous presidential elec- ;ions the 18 to 24-year-old voting Olock swung toward Republicans Reagan and Bush. ! "We could have registered two !o three times more people if the fegistration laws were the same throughout the state), said Jamie Phillips, who coordinated the spec's registration campaign. "It ms very frustrating." She added jhat, "I'm sure a lot of (those we Registered) voted, based on the enthusiasm we saw during the drive.' "I'm not sure there's any way to treasure if these people are Rock The Vote people, said Lee C. Sha-iro of Voter Research and Sur governor races. percent and promised to "help keep our state a beacon of economic sanity in a region awash with taxes." He succeeds outgoing Republican Gov. Judd Gregg, who was elected to the U.S. Senate. NORTH CAROLINA: Jim Hunt served the state limit of two consecutive terms in 1984 and lost a bid to unseat Sen. Jesse Helms. Now Hunt is back after defeating Republican Lt. Gov. Jim Gardner 53 percent to 43 percent. Hunt succeeds outgoing GOP Gov. Jim Martin, the man who replaced him. NORTH DAKOTA: Millionaire businessman Ed Schafer, a Republican whose family once owned the company that made Mr. Bubble bubble bath, defeated Attorney General Nicholas Spaeth, 59 percent to 41 percent. Schafer succeeds retiring Democratic Gov. George Sinner. RHODE ISLAND: Democratic incumbent Gov. Bruce Sund-lun won re-election over Republican Elizabeth Ann Leonard, owner of a car dealership. Sundlun's margin was nearly 2-to-l. UTAH: Mike Leavitt, a 41-year-old insurance executive endorsed by outgoing Republican Gov. Norm Bangerter, won a three-way race. The Republican Leavitt had 43 percent of the vote. Independent Merrill Cook had 34 percent and Democrat Stewart Hanson Jr. was third with 23 percent. VERMONT: By a 3-to-l margin, incumbent Democratic Gov. Howard Dean beat Republican John McClaughry. Dean, a physician and former lieutenant governor, ascended to the top spot when GOP Gov. Richard Snelling died of a heart attack in 1991. Snelling's widow, Barbara, was elected lieutenant governor. WASHINGTON: Former five-term congressman Mike Low-ry, a Democrat, defeated Ken Ei-kenberry, a three-term attorney general and former FBI agent, by 53 percent to 47 percent. Outgoing Democratic Gov. Booth Gardner is stepping down after two terms. WEST VIRGINIA: Democratic incumbent Gaston Caperton, who signed the state's largest tax increase after pledging no new taxes in 1988, was re-elected by a margin of 56 percent to 37 percent. Gubernatorial Results Nationwide I L Independent! o Incumbent Democratic won re-election 1. . , 1--I v r-.f -r namea siaies are eieciea govcmui a. 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