1988 United States Senate election in Mississippi

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1988 United States Senate election in Mississippi

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  Trent Lott 98th Congress.png Wayne Dowdy.png
Nominee Trent Lott Wayne Dowdy
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 510,380 436,339
Percentage 53.9% 46.1%

Mississippi Senate Election Results by County, 1988.svg
County Results


Lott:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Dowdy:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%



U.S. Senator before election

John C. Stennis
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Trent Lott
Republican

The 1988 United States Senate election in Mississippi was held on November 8, 1988. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator John C. Stennis decided to retire instead of seeking an eighth term. Republican Trent Lott won the open seat.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wayne Dowdy 189,954 53.46%
Democratic Dick Molpus 152,126 42.81%
Democratic Gilbert Fountain 13,276 3.74%
Total votes 355,356 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Trent Lott 510,380 53.9%
Democratic Wayne Dowdy 436,339 46.1%
Republican gain from Democratic
Total votes 946,719 100.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MS US Senate - D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "MS US Senate". Our Campaigns. Retrieved May 17, 2019.