1988 United States Senate election in Indiana

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United States Senate election in Indiana, 1988

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Nominee Richard Lugar Jack Wickes
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,430,525 668,778
Percentage 68.1% 31.9%

Blue counties won by Wickes.
Red counties won by Lugar.

U.S. Senator before election

Richard Lugar

Elected U.S. Senator

Richard Lugar

The 1988 United States Senate election in Indiana was held on November 8, 1988. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Richard Lugar was re-elected to a third term.[1]

Major candidates


  • Jack Wickes, attorney[2]



Lugar, a popular incumbent, had token opposition in this election. An April 1988 poll showed that Lugar lead 65% to 23%. By June, Lugar raised over $2 million, while Wickes raised just over $100,000.[3] Lugar agreed to debate Wickes on September 10, 1988.[4]


Lugar won overall with two-thirds of the vote and won 91 of Indiana's 92 counties, Wickes won only the Democratic stronghold of Lake County.

General election results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Lugar (Incumbent) 1,430,525 68.1%
Democratic Jack Wickes 668,778 31.9%

See also


  1. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=3447
  2. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iHZjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=8XkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4322,414378&dq=dick+lugar+jack+wickes&hl=en
  3. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=fbRUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wjsNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2147,1998474&dq=dick+lugar+wickes&hl=en
  4. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=y0NHAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_noMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4891,1800068&dq=jack+wickes&hl=en
  5. ^ http://library.cqpress.com/elections/document.php?id=avg1988-2IN2&type=hitlist&num=0&
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