1998 U.S. SENATE RESULTS

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ALABAMA - ALASKA - ARIZONA - ARKANSAS - CALIFORNIA - COLORADO - CONNECTICUT - FLORIDA - GEORGIA - HAWAII - IDAHO - ILLINOIS - INDIANA - IOWA - KANSAS - KENTUCKY - LOUISIANA - MARYLAND - MISSOURI - NEVADA - NEW HAMPSHIRE - NEW YORK - NORTH CAROLINA - NORTH DAKOTA - OHIO - OKLAHOMA - OREGON - PENNSYLVANIA - SOUTH CAROLINA - SOUTH DAKOTA - UTAH - VERMONT - WASHINGTON - WISCONSIN


ELECTION TYPE:

PRIMARY

RUNOFF GENERAL
CANDIDATE NAME PARTY # OF VOTES % # OF VOTES % # OF VOTES %

ALABAMA

June 2nd

November 3rd

(I) Shelby, Richard R

Unopposed

817,973

63.24

Suddith, Clayton D

Unopposed

474,568

36.69

Scattered W

864

.07

Total State Votes:

1,293,405


ALASKA*

August 25th

November 3rd

(I) Murkowski, Frank H. R

76,649

71.76

165,227

74.49

Hale, William L. "Bill" R

6,313

5.91

Sonneman, Joseph A. "Joe" D

10,721

10.04

43,743

19.72

Vondersaar, Frank D

6,342

5.94

Gottlieb, Jeffrey GRN

4,796

4.49

7,126

3.21

Kohlhaas, Scott A. LBT

1,987

1.86

5,046

2.27

Scattered W

665

.30

Total State Votes:

106,808 221,807

* Alaska is a blanket primary state. All candidates, regardless of party affiliation, are listed on one ballot. All voters are presented with the same ballot to use in voting.


ARIZONA

September 8th

November 3rd

(I) McCain, John R

206,490

99.72

696,577

68.74

Healy, Mark W(R)

568

.27

Total Party Votes:

207,058

Ranger, Ed D

100,822

100.00

275,224

27.16

Total Party Votes:

100,822

Zajac, John C. LBT

1,047

65.97

23,004

2.27

Warner, Rex Allen LBT

540

34.03

Total Party Votes:

1,587

Park, Bob REF

114

100.00

18,288

1.80

Total Party Votes:

114

Reilly, Bill W(I)

187

.02

Total State Votes:

309,581

1,013,280


ARKANSAS

May 19th

June 9th

November 3rd

Lincoln, Blanche Lambert D

145,009

45.48

134,203

62.39

385,878

55.07

Bryant, Winston D

87,183

27.35

80,889

37.61
Ferguson, Scott, M.D. D

44,761

14.04

Coulter, Nate D

41,848

13.13

Total Party Votes:

318,801 215,092
Boozman, Fay, M.D. R

42,621

77.81

295,870

42.23

Prince, Tom R

12,156

22.19

Total Party Votes:

54,777

Heffley, Charley E. REF

Unopposed

18,896

2.70

Total State Votes:

373,578

215,092 700,644

CALIFORNIA*

June 2nd

November 3rd

(I) Boxer, Barbara D

2,574,284

92.15

4,411,705

53.06

Pinkerton, John D

219,250

7.85

Total Party Votes:

2,793,534

Fong, Matt R

1,292,662

45.27

3,576,351

43.01

Issa, Darrell R

1,143,107

40.03

Riggs, Frank D. R

295,886

10.36

Brown, John M. R

48,941

1.71

Raus, Mark R

45,480

1.59

Dao, Linh R

29,241

1.02

Total Party Votes:

2,855,317

Brown, Ted LBT

67,408

100.00

93,959

1.13

Total Party Votes:

67,408

Erich, Timothy R. REF

45,601

100.00

82,950

1.00

Total Party Votes:

45,601

Perrin, H. Joseph, Sr. AIP

24,026

100.00

54,711

.66

Total Party Votes:

24,026

Beltran, Ophie C. PFP

52,306

100.00

48,707

.58

Total Party Votes:

52,306

Rees, Brian M. NL

23,943

100.00

46,570

.56

Total Party Votes:

23,943

Total State Votes:

5,862,135

8,314,953

* California is a blanket primary state. All candidates, regardless of party affiliation, are listed on one ballot. All voters are presented with the same ballot to use in voting.


COLORADO

August 11th

November 3rd

(I) Campbell, Ben Nighthorse R

154,702

70.62

829,370

62.49

Eggert, Bill R

64,347

29.38

Total Party Votes:

219,049

Lamm, Dottie D

84,929

57.98

464,754

35.02

Romero, Gil D

61,548

42.02

Total Party Votes:

146,477

Segal, David S. LBT

14,024

1.06

Swanson, Kevin AMC

9,775

.74

Peckman, Jeffrey NL

4,101

.31

Heckman, John CPP

3,230

.24

Swing, Gary USP

1,981

.15

Total State Votes:

365,526

1,327,235


CONNECTICUT*

November 3rd

(I) Dodd, Christopher J. D

*

628,306

65.15

Franks, Gary A. R

*

312,177

32.37

Kozak, William CNC

12,261

1.27

Grasso, Lois A. TL

6,517

.68

Moore, Wildey J. LBT

5,196

.54

Total State Votes:

964,457

* A candidate is endorsed by the party at the party convention. If a qualified challenger to the party endorsed candidate receives 15% of the delegate votes on roll call at the convention, and files for a primary, a primary election is held. Otherwise, the party endorsed candidate is the nominee. Democratic convention: July 17, 1998; Republican convention: July 24, 1998. Convention nominees are noted with an asterisk.


FLORIDA

September 1st

November 3rd

(I) Graham, Bob D

Unopposed

2,436,407

62.47

Total Party Votes:

Crist, Charlie R

365,894

66.45

1,463,755

37.53

Martin, Andy R

184,739

33.55

Total Party Votes:

550,633

Total State Votes:

550,633

3,900,162


GEORGIA

July 21st

November 3rd

(I) Coverdell, Paul Douglas R

323,350

100.00

918,540

52.37

Total Party Votes:

323,350

Coles, Michael J. D

312,765

76.14

791,904

45.15

Boyd, Jim "Big Jim" D

98,020

23.86

Total Party Votes:

410,785

Loftman, Bertil Armin LBT

43,467

2.48

Total State Votes:

734,135

1,753,911


HAWAII* September 19th

November 3rd

(I) Inouye, Daniel K. D

108,891

92.78

315,252

79.18

Thompson, Richard D

8,468

7.22

Total Party Votes:

117,359

Young, Crystal R

26,920

28.12

70,964

17.82

Friedheim, Jay Lawrence R

18,969

19.82

Douglass, Eugene F. R

10,417

10.88

Deluze, James R. R

8,995

9.40

Sink, William Fenton (Willy) R

7,519

7.85

Amen, Randolph John R

7,476

7.81

Gregory, Stuart R

6,368

6.65

Friel, Harry J. R

5,358

5.60

Manner, Paul R

3,703

3.87

Total Party Votes:

95,725

Mallan, Lloyd (Jeff) LBT

300

100.00

11,908

2.99

Total Party Votes:

300

Brown, J. Turner N

133

100.00

Total Party Votes:

133

Total State Votes:

213,517 398,124

* Hawaii is a blanket primary state. All candidates, regardless of party affiliation, are listed on one ballot. All voters are presented with the same ballot to use in voting.


IDAHO

May 26th

November 3rd

Crapo, Mike R

110,205

87.27

262,966

69.54

Lambert, Matt R

16,075

12.73

Total Party Votes:

126,280

Mauk, Bill D

22,503

100.00

107,375

28.39

Total Party Votes:

22,503

Mansfeld, George J. NL

7,833

2.07

Total State Votes:

148,783

378,174


ILLINOIS

March 17th

November 3rd

Fitzgerald, Peter G. R

372,916

51.83

1,709,041

50.35

Didrickson, Loleta R

346,606

48.17

Total Party Votes:

719,522

(I) Moseley-Braun, Carol D

666,419

100.00

1,610,496

47.44

Total Party Votes:

666,419

Torgersen, Don A. REF

403

53.52

74,704

2.20

Denari, Steve REF

350

46.48

Total Party Votes:

753

Stalker, Raymond W. W

280

.01

Total State Votes:

1,386,694

3,394,521


INDIANA

May 5th*

November 3rd

Bayh, Evan D

324,923

100.00

1,012,244

63.72

Total Party Votes:

324,923

Helmke, Paul R

138,960

35.18

552,732

34.79

Price, John R

131,327

33.25

Rusthoven, Peter R

124,711

31.57

Total Party Votes:

394,998

Sink-Burris, Rebecca LBT

*

23,641

1.49

Total State Votes:

719,921

1,588,617

* The Libertarian party nominated by convention on April 18, 1998. Convention nominee is noted with an asterisk.


IOWA

June 2nd

November 3rd

(I) Grassley, Chuck R

149,943

99.72

648,480

68.41

Scattered W(R)

419

.28

Total Party Votes:

150,362

Osterberg, David D

86,064

99.45

289,049

30.49

Scattered W(D)

476

.55

Total Party Votes:

86,540

Scattered W(REF)

53

100.00

Total Party Votes:

53

Marcus, Susan NL

7,561

.80

Trowe, Margaret SWP

2,542

.27

Scattered W

275

.03

Total State Votes:

236,955

947,907


KANSAS

August 4th*

November 3rd

(I) Brownback, Sam R

255,747

100.00

474,639

65.27

Total Party Votes:

Feleciano, Paul, Jr. D

58,097

58.73

229,718

31.59

Covault, Todd D

40,825

41.27

Total Party Votes:

98,922

Oyler, Tom LBT

*

11,545

1.59

Bauman, Alvin REF

*

11,334

1.56

Total State Votes:

354,669

727,236

* The Libertarian party nominated by convention on May 9, 1998. The Reform party nominated by convention on June 6, 1998. Convention nominees are noted with an asterisk.


KENTUCKY

May 26th

November 3rd

Bunning, Jim R

152,493

74.28

569,817

49.75

Metcalf, Barry R

52,798

25.72

Total Party Votes:

205,291

Baesler, Scotty D

194,125

34.16

563,051

49.16

Owen, Charlie D

166,472

29.29

Henry, Steve L. D

156,576

27.55

Brown, James Henry "Jim" D

19,975

3.51

Williams, David L. D

16,366

2.88

Thompson, Ken Buchanan D

14,778

2.60

Total Party Votes:

568,292

Arbegust, Charles R. REF

12,546

1.10

Total State Votes:

773,583

1,145,414


LOUISIANA*

November 3rd

(I) Breaux, John B. D

620,502

64.02

Donelon, "Jim" R

306,616

31.64

Brown, Raymond O

12,203

1.26

Melton, Sam Houston, Jr. D

9,893

1.02

Ward, Darryl Paul R

7,964

.82

Knox, L.D. "Nota," Sr. O

6,366

.66

Diket, Jeffrey H. O

3,227

.33

Rosenthal, Martin A. O

2,394

.25

Total State Votes:

969,165

* In July 1998, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the action of the District Court in the case of Love, et al v. Foster and McKeithen (remanded from the U.S. Supreme Court), which established November 3, 1998, as the date of the 1998 Congressional election with a runoff to be held on December 5, 1998, if necessary. The ruling preserved all provisions of the current state election code with the exception of the provisions which establish the dates on which members of Congress are elected.

Section 511 of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, provides that a candidate who receives a majority of votes cast for an office in a primary election is elected. When no candidate achieves a majority, the two top vote-getters, regardless of party, go on to a runoff election. This section also provides that a candidate who is unopposed in the primary is declared elected by the people and is not listed on the ballot in either the primary or general election. In 1998, the runoff election, scheduled for December 5, 1998, was not necessary.


MARYLAND September 15th

November 3rd

(I) Mikulski, Barbara Ann D

349,382

84.36

1,062,810

70.50

Mallory, Ann L. D

43,120

10.41

Kokkonen, Kauko H. D

21,658

5.23

Total Party Votes:

414,160

Pierpont, Ross Z. R

32,691

18.40

444,637

29.50

Taylor, John R

22,855

12.86

Gloth, Michael R

19,926

11.22

Wayman, Kenneth R

16,505

9.29

McClanahan, Bradlyn R

16,439

9.25

Greyber, Howard David R

16,177

9.11

Stafford, John R

15,031

8.46

Liebmann, George R

14,440

8.13

Asbury, Barry Steve R

11,881

6.69

Scott, Thomas R

11,707

6.59

Total Party Votes:

177,652

Total State Votes:

591,812

1,507,447


MISSOURI

August 4th

November 3rd

(I) Bond, Christopher (Kit) R

213,569

86.87

830,625

52.68

Lea, Joyce P. R

9,685

3.94

France, Joseph (Joe) R

6,178

2.51

Alsup, John R. R

5,824

2.37

Jones, Douglas E. R

5,596

2.28

Schwan, Joseph A. R

4,991

2.03

Total Party Votes:

245,843

Nixon, Jeremiah W. (Jay) D

200,339

66.53

690,208

43.77

Askew, James J. D

57,364

19.05

Dodson, Daniel D

19,257

6.40

Buck, Bob D

14,774

4.91

Ostrowski, Andrew D

9,389

3.12

Total Party Votes:

301,123

Millay, Tamara A. LBT

1,040

65.08

31,876

2.02

Lindstedt, Martin LBT

558

34.92

Total Party Votes:

1,598

Frazier, Curt UST

827

100.00

15,368

.97

Total Party Votes:

827

Newport, James F. REF

240

100.00

8,780

.56

Total Party Votes:

240

Total State Votes:

549,631

1,576,857


NEVADA

September 1st

November 3rd*

(I) Reid, Harry D

Unopposed

208,650

47.88

Total Party Votes:

Ensign, John R

105,263

80.57

208,222

47.78

Stephens, Ralph W. R

13,679

10.47

None Of These Candidates R

11,704

8.96

Total Party Votes:

130,646

None Of These Candidates

8,125

1.86

Cloud, Michael LBT

8,044

1.84

Williams, Michael E. NL

2,749

.63

Total State Votes:

130,646

435,790

* The general election results shown above are the results of a recount conducted in accordance with the Nevada Revised Statutes.


NEW HAMPSHIRE

September 8th

November 3rd

(I) Gregg, Judd R

63,729

85.21

213,477

67.78

Weber, "Phil" R

10,784

14.42

Scattered W(R)

232

.31

Condodemetraky, George W(R)

42

.06

Total Party Votes:

74,787

Condodemetraky, George D

22,988

96.71

88,883

28.22

Gregg, Judd W(D)

392

1.65

Scattered W(D)

357

1.50

Weber, "Phil" W(D)

34

.14

Total Party Votes:

23,771

Christeson, Brian I (LBT)

7,603

2.41

Kendel, Roy I (IAP)

4,733

1.50

Scattered W

260

.08

Total State Votes:

98,558

314,956


NEW YORK September 15th

November 3rd

Schumer, Charles E.

Combined Parties:

2,551,065

54.62

Schumer, Charles E. D

388,701

50.83

[2,386,314]

Ferraro, Geraldine A. D

201,625

26.37

Green, Mark D

145,819

19.07

Melendez, Eric Ruano D

28,493

3.73

Total Party Votes:

764,638

Schumer, Charles E. IDP

2,562

58.04

[109,027]

Green, Mark IDP

1,852

41.96

Total Party Votes:

4,414

Schumer, Charles E. L

Unopposed

[55,724]

Total Party Votes:

(I) D’Amato, Al

Combined Parties:

2,058,988

44.08

D’Amato, Al R

Unopposed

[1,680,203]

Total Party Votes:

D’Amato, Al C

Unopposed

[274,220]

Total Party Votes:

D’Amato, Al RTL

3,798

63.07

[104,565]

Droleskey, Thomas A. RTL

2,224

36.93

Total Party Votes:

6,022

Kurtz, Corrine E. MRP

34,281

.73

Kovel, Joel GRN

14,735

.32

McMillen, William P. LBT

8,223

.18

Berbeo, Rose Ana SWP

3,513

.08

Total State Votes:

775,074

4,670,805


NORTH CAROLINA

May 5th

November 3rd

Edwards, John D

277,468

51.38

1,029,237

51.15

Martin, D. G. D

149,049

27.60

Scarborough, Ella D

55,486

10.27

Ayres, Robert Junior "Bob" D

22,477

4.16

Robinson, Mike D

20,178

3.74

Carmack, James Everette D

8,200

1.52

Gay, Gene D

7,173

1.33

Total Party Votes:

540,031

(I) Faircloth, Lauch R

217,035

81.81

945,943

47.01

Franks, Steve R

34,459

12.99

Plyler, Leonard D. R

13,794

5.20

Total Party Votes:

265,288

Howe, Barbara LBT

36,963

1.84

Total State Votes:

805,319

2,012,143


NORTH DAKOTA

June 9th

November 3rd

(I) Dorgan, Byron L. DNL

43,494

100.00

134,747

63.16

Total Party Votes:

43,494

Nalewaja, Donna R

24,666

67.08

75,013

35.16

Solar, Larry D. R

12,104

32.92

Total Party Votes:

36,770

McLain, Harley REF

334

100.00

3,598

1.69

Total Party Votes:

334

Total State Votes:

80,598

213,358


OHIO

May 5th

November 3rd

Voinovich, George V. R

543,833

72.33

1,922,087

56.46

McCollough, David R

208,011

27.67

Total Party Votes:

751,844

Boyle, Mary O. D

680,626

100.00

1,482,054

43.53

Total Party Votes:

680,626

Hoyt, Michael Robert W

210

.01

Total State Votes:

1,432,470

3,404,351


OKLAHOMA

August 25th           September 15th

November 3rd

(I) Nickles, Don R

Unopposed

570,682

66.38

Total Party Votes:

Carroll, Don E. D

120,759

45.88

117,442

75.16

268,898

31.28

Ledgerwood, Jacquelyn Morrow Lewis D

56,393

21.42

38,817

24.84
Kobyluk, Jerry D

54,196

20.59

Nixon, Arlie D

31,860

12.10

Total Party Votes:

263,208

156,259

Morris, Mike I

15,516

1.80

Yandell, Argus W., Jr. I

4,617

.54

Total Party Votes:

Total State Votes:

263,208

156,259

859,713


OREGON

May 19th

November 3rd

(I) Wyden, Ron D

283,654

91.51

682,425

61.05

Sweeney, John D

25,456

8.21

Scattered W(D)

853

.28

Total Party Votes:

309,963

Lim, John R

135,048

62.44

377,739

33.79

Fitzpatrick, John Michael R

58,139

26.88

Christian, Valentine R

20,569

9.51

Scattered W(R)

2,509

1.16

Total Party Votes:

216,265

Moskowitz, Karyn PAC

22,024

1.97

Brewster, Jim LBT

18,221

1.63

Campbell, Michael A. NL

8,372

.75

Braa, Dean M. SOC

7,553

.68

Scattered W

1,413

.13

Total State Votes:

526,228

1,117,747


PENNSYLVANIA

May 19th

November 3rd

(I) Specter, Arlen R

376,322

67.21

1,814,180

61.34

Murphy, Larry R

101,120

18.06

Lingenfelter, Tom R

82,168

14.67

Scattered W(R)

328

.06

Total Party Votes:

559,938

Lloyd, Bill D

236,435

49.53

1,028,839

34.78

Orloski, Richard J. D

121,669

25.49

Cusick, Richard J. D

118,684

24.86

Scattered W(D)

571

.12

Total Party Votes:

477,359

Snyder, Dean CST

68,377

2.31

Iannantuono, Jack LBT

46,103

1.56

Scattered W

273

.01

Total State Votes:

1,037,297

2,957,772


SOUTH CAROLINA*

June 9th

November 3rd

(I) Hollings, Fritz D

Unopposed

562,791

52.68

Total Party Votes:

Inglis, Bob R

115,029

74.60

488,132

45.69

Brown, Stephen R

33,530

21.74

Legrand, Elton R

5,634

3.65

Total Party Votes:

154,193

Quillian, Richard T. LBT

*

16,987

1.59

Scattered W

457

.04

Total State Votes:

154,193

1,068,367

* The Libertarian party nominated by convention on May 9, 1998. Convention nominee is noted with an asterisk.


SOUTH DAKOTA

June 2nd

November 3rd

(I) Daschle, Tom D

Unopposed

162,884

62.14

Total Party Votes:

Schmidt, Ron R

26,540

52.01

95,431

36.41

Aker, Alan R

19,200

37.62

Sanders, John M. R

5,292

10.37

Total Party Votes:

51,032

Dale, Byron LBT

Unopposed

3,796

1.45

Total Party Votes:

Total State Votes:

51,032

262,111


UTAH

June 23rd*

November 3rd

(I) Bennett, Robert F. R

*

316,652

63.98

Anderson, Hartley D. R
Leckman, Scott D

*

163,172

32.97

Van Horn, Gary R. IAP

*

15,073

3.04

Harris, Lamont IAP
Workman, David E. W

12

.00

Total State Votes:

494,909

* A candidate who receives more than 70% of the party convention vote is the nominee. If no candidate achieves that majority, a primary election is held between the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes. Democratic convention: May 2, 1998; Republican convention: May 9, 1998; Independent American convention: May 16, 1998. At the Republican convention, the results were: Bennett 2,658; Anderson 859. At the Independent American convention, the results were: Van Horn 32; Harris 10. Convention nominees are noted with an asterisk.


VERMONT

September 8th

November 3rd

(I) Leahy, Patrick D

18,643

96.64

154,567

72.22

Scattered W(D)

647

3.35

Total Party Votes:

19,290

Tuttle, Fred H. R

28,355

53.69

48,051

22.45

McMullen, Jack R

23,321

44.16

Scattered W(R)

1,137

2.15

Total Party Votes:

52,813

Douglas, Hugh LBT

4,199

1.96

Nelson, Barry M. I

2,893

1.35

Melamede, Bob (Dr. Bob) GRT-VT

137

59.56

2,459

1.15

Scattered

W(GRT-VT)                    93

40.43

Total Party Votes:

230

Levy, Jerry LU

1,238

.58

Scattered W

629

.29

Total State Votes:

72,333

214,036


WASHINGTON September 15th

November 3rd

(I) Murray, Patty D

479,009

95.20

1,103,184

58.41

Amundson, Thor D

10,905

2.17

Stokes, James Sherwood D

5,989

1.19

Vernier, Harvey D

3,882

.77

Medley, Robert Tilden D

3,350

.66

Total Party Votes:

503,135

Smith, Linda R

337,407

64.22

785,377

41.59

Bayley, Chris R

155,864

29.67

Hanson, Warren E. R

22,411

4.26

Marshall, John R

9,662

1.84

Total Party Votes:

525,344

Mover, Mike The REF

6,596

54.06

Thompson, Steve REF

3,371

27.63

Jackson, Charlie R. REF

2,234

18.31

Total Party Votes:

12,201

Bailey, Nan SWP

3,709

100.00

Total Party Votes:

3,709

Total State Votes:

1,044,389

1,888,561


WISCONSIN

September 8th

November 3rd

(I) Feingold, Russ D

193,505

99.70

890,059

50.55

Scattered W(D)

590

.30

Total Party Votes:

194,905

Neumann, Mark W. R

217,527

99.69

852,272

48.40

Scattered W(R)

666

.30

Total Party Votes:

218,193

Raymond, Robert R. UST

1,123

99.47

7,942

.45

Scattered W(UST)

6

.53

Total Party Votes:

1,129

Ender, Tom LBT

730

99.32

5,591

.32

Scattered W(LBT)

5

.68

Total Party Votes:

735

Hem, Eugene A. I

4,266

.24

Scattered W

706

.04

Scattered W(NPP)

2

100.00

Total Party Votes:

2

Total State Votes:

414,154

1,760,836

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