1986 United States Senate election in Illinois
Dixon: 40–50% 50–60% 60–70% 70–80%
Koehler: 40–50% 50–60% 60–70%
|Elections in Illinois|
The 1986 United States Senate election in Illinois was held on November 4, 1986. The incumbent Democrat U.S. Senator Alan J. Dixon won re-election to a second term. As of 2019, this is the last election in which an incumbent Senator won re-election to Illinois' Class 3 seat.
- Alan J. Dixon, incumbent U.S. Senator
- Judy Koehler, State Representative
Defeated in Primary:
Dixon easily won the senate race. Koehler fared poorly throughout most parts of the state, only winning 10 of the state's 102 counties.
|Democratic||Alan J. Dixon (Incumbent)||2,033,783||65.1%||+9.1%|
|Independent||Einar V. Dyhrkopp||15,804||0.5%|
|Libertarian||Donald M. Parrish, Jr.||13,891||0.5%|
|Socialist Workers||Omari Musa||5,671||0.2%|
- Green, Paul M. "Party politics in Illinois: Republicans v. Democrats et al.", Illinois Issues, August & September 1986. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
- Dold, R. Bruce (January 7, 1986). "Corcoran Drops Out of Senate Race". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 18, 2019.