United States Senate election in Wisconsin, 1988

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United States Senate election in Wisconsin, 1988

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Nominee Herb Kohl Susan Engeleiter
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,128,625 1,030,440
Percentage 52.1% 47.6%

U.S. Senator before election

William Proxmire
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Herb Kohl
Democratic

The 1988 United States Senate election in Wisconsin took place on November 8, 1988. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator William Proxmire decided to retire, instead of running for re-election to a sixth full term. Democrat Herb Kohl won the open seat.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Herb Kohl 249,226 46.76
Democratic Tony Earl 203,479 38.18
Democratic Ed Garvey 55,225 10.36
Democratic Doug La Follette 19,819 3.72
Democratic Edmond C. Hou-Seye 5,040 0.95
Democratic Write ins 215 0.04
Total votes 533,004 100


Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Susan Engeleiter 209,025 57.45
Republican Steve King 148,601 40.84
Republican Peter Y. Taylor 6,149 1.69
Republican Write ins 87 0.02
Total votes 363,862 100

Results

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Herb Kohl 1,128,625 52.1%
Republican Susan Engeleiter 1,030,440 47.6%
Independent George W. Zaehringer 3,965 0.2%
Socialist Workers Patricia Grogan 3,029 0.1%
Independent Arlyn F. Wollenburg 1,198 0.1%

See also

References

  1. ^ "WI US Senate - D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 20, 2017. 
  2. ^ "WI US Senate - R Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 20, 2017. 
  3. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=3442

External links

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