History / Governors Who Ran for President

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Can you name the governors who have sought the presidency since 1972?

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Years as Governor (State)Governor/CandidateYear (Party)
1963-1967; 1971-1979; 1983-1987 (AL)1972, 1976 (D)
1961-1965 (NC)1972, 1976 (D)
1971-1975 (GA)1976, 1980 (D)
1975-1983; 2011-present (CA)1976, 1980, 1992 (D)
1971-1979 (PA)1976 (D)
1967-1975 (CA)1976, 1980, 1984 (R)
1976-1980 (MS)1980 (D)
1939-1943 (MN)1980, 1984, 1988, 1992 (R)
1963-1969 (TX)1980 (R)
1991-1995 (CT)1980* (R)
1959-1963 (SC)1984 (D)
1971-1979 (FL)1984 (D)
1975-1979; 1983-1991 (MA)1988 (D)
1978-1987 (AZ)1988 (D)
1977-1985 (DE)1988 (R)
Years as Governor (State)Governor/CandidateYear (Party)
1979-1981; 1983-1992 (AR)1992, 1996 (D)
1983-1987 (NE)1992 (D)
1990-1994 (VA)1992* (D)
1979-1987 (TN)1996, 2000* (R)
1991-1999 (CA)1996* (R)
1975-1987 (CO)1996 (Reform)
1995-2000 (TX)2000, 2004 (R)
2011-present (OH)2000*, 2016 (R)
1991-2003 (VT)2004 (D)
1979-1987 (FL)2004* (D)
2003-2011 (NM)2008 (D)
1999-2007 (IA)2008* (D)
2003-2007 (MA)2008, 2012 (R)
1996-2007 (AR)2008, 2016 (R)
2011-present (KS)2008* (R)
Years as Governor (State)Governor/CandidateYear (Party)
1998-2002 (VA)2008*, 2016 (R)
1987-2001 (WI)2008* (R)
2005-2009 (UT)2012 (R)
1995-2003 (NM)2012 (R, L)
2003-2011 (MN)2012* (R)
2000-2015 (TX)2012, 2016* (R)
1988-1992 (LA)2012 (R, AE, Reform)
1995-2006 (NY)2016 (R)
1999-2007 (FL)2016 (R)
2008-present (LA)2016 (R)
2010-present (NJ)2016 (R)
2011-present (WI)2016* (R)
2007-2015 (MD)2016 (D)
2011-2015 (RI)2016* (D)

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