1988 George H. W. Bush

Republican presidential candidate Vice President George H. W. Bush talks with members of the UW-Madison hockey team at a campaign stop in Madison on March 31, 1988.

Wisconsin State Journal archives

President Ronald Reagan's two-time running mate George H. W. Bush handily won Wisconsin's Republican primary in 1988, benefitting from Reagan's endorsement and fending off challenges from Kansas Sen. Bob Dole and televangelist Pat Robertson.

Wisconsin Republican primary election results

  • Date: April 5, 1988
  • Winner: George H.W. Bush
  • Votes for: 295,295 (82%)

Wisconsin general election results

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  • Date: Nov. 8, 1988
  • Winner: Michael Dukakis
  • Votes for: 1,126,794 (51%)
  • National winner: George H. W. Bush

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