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Guam Although Guam came through 1998­99 without a punishing typhoon, President Clinton hit Guam like a storm, as did the November general elections, Chinese illegal entrants, and the effort to restructure Guam's school system. However, Guam's economy remained in the doldrums. The September 1998 primary election saw the incumbent team of Governor Carl Gutierrez and Lieutenant Governor Madeleine Bordallo handily defeat the competing teams (Tom Ada and Lou Leon Guerrero, and Angel Santos and Jose Terlaje) by taking 51 percent (16,636 votes) of the primary votes on the Democratic party side. The Ada-Guerrero ticket garnered 28 percent (9,296 votes) and, surprisingly, the Santos-Terlaje team attracted nearly 21 percent (6,745 votes) of the electorate. One long-time observer had predicted that this team would likely not receive more than 10 percent of the vote. In November's general election, Gutierrez-Bordallo defeated the Republican party team of former two-time governor Joseph Ada and Senator Felix Camacho. The incumbents garnered 24,250 votes to 21,200 for the Republican ticket. However, of the 48,666 votes cast, 1,294 were for write-in candidates, 609 went to both gubernatorial teams, and 1,313 were left blank. Despite claims that GutierrezBordallo had not been elected in accord with the Organic Act, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

Although Guam came through 1998­99 without a punishing typhoon, President Clinton hit Guam like a storm, as did the November general elections, Chinese illegal entrants, and the effort to restructure Guam's school system. However, Guam's economy remained in the doldrums. The September 1998 primary election saw the incumbent team of Governor Carl Gutierrez and Lieutenant Governor Madeleine Bordallo handily defeat the competing teams (Tom Ada and Lou Leon Guerrero, and Angel Santos and Jose Terlaje) by taking 51 percent (16,636 votes) of the primary votes on the Democratic party side. The Ada-Guerrero ticket garnered 28 percent (9,296 votes) and, surprisingly, the Santos-Terlaje team attracted nearly 21 percent (6,745 votes) of the electorate. One long-time observer had predicted that this team would likely not receive more than 10 percent of the vote. In November's general election, Gutierrez-Bordallo defeated the Republican party team of former two-time governor Joseph Ada and Senator Felix Camacho. The incumbents garnered 24,250 votes to 21,200 for the Republican ticket. However, of the 48,666 votes cast, 1,294 were for write-in candidates, 609 went to both gubernatorial teams, and 1,313 were left blank. Despite claims that GutierrezBordallo had not been elected in accord with the Organic Act,

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 1, 2000

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