United States Senate election in Florida, 1998

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United States Senate election in Florida, 1998

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  BobGrahamCropped.jpg Charlie Crist official portrait crop.jpg
Nominee Bob Graham Charlie Crist
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 2,436,407 1,463,755
Percentage 62.5% 37.5%

Florida Senate Election Results by County, 1998.svg
County Results

Graham:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Crist:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. Senator before election

Bob Graham

Elected U.S. Senator

Bob Graham

The 1998 United States Senate election in Florida was held November 3, 1998 alongside other elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Graham won re-election to a third term.

Democratic primary



Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Graham (Incumbent) 909,349 100.00%

Republican primary



Republican Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charlie Crist 365,894 66.40%
Republican Andy Martin 184,739 33.60%
Total votes 550,633 100.00%

General election



Graham defeated Crist in a landslide, as Crist won just four counties in the state. There were no third party or independent candidates.

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Daniel Robert Graham 2,436,407 62.47% -2.93%
Republican Charles Joseph Crist, Jr. 1,463,755 37.53% +2.94%
Majority 972,652 24.94% -5.87%
Turnout 3,900,162 46.84%
Total votes 3,900,162 100.00%
Democratic hold Swing

See also


  1. ^ https://doe.dos.state.fl.us/elections/resultsarchive/Index.asp?ElectionDate=9/1/1998&DATAMODE=
  2. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1998/98Stat.htm
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