1986 United States Senate election in Iowa

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1986 United States Senate election in Iowa

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Nominee Chuck Grassley John Roehrick
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 588,880 299,406
Percentage 66.04% 33.57%

Iowa Senatorial Election Results by County, 1986.svg
County Results
Grassley:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80–90%
Roehrick:      40–50%

U.S. Senator before election

Chuck Grassley
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Chuck Grassley
Republican

The 1986 United States Senate election in Iowa was held November 3, 1986. Incumbent Republican United States Senator Chuck Grassley won re-election to a second term, defeating Democratic nominee, attorney John P. Roehrick in a landslide.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • John P. Roehrick, attorney
  • Juan Cortez

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John P. Roehrick 88,347 83.83%
Democratic Juan Cortez 16,987 16.12%
Democratic Write-ins 60 0.06%
Total votes 105,394 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chuck Grassley (Incumbent) 108,370 99.96%
Republican Write-ins 38 0.04%
Total votes 108,408 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Iowa, 1986[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chuck Grassley (Incumbent) 588,880 66.04% +12.55%
Democratic John P. Roehrick 299,406 33.57% -11.97%
Independent John Masters 3,370 0.38%
Write-ins 106 0.01%
Majority 289,474 32.46% +24.51%
Turnout 891,762
Republican hold Swing

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