1988 United States Senate election in Nebraska

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United States Senate election in Nebraska, 1988

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  Senator Bob Kerrey.jpg Davidkarnes.JPG
Nominee Bob Kerrey David Karnes
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 378,717 278,250
Percentage 56.71% 41.66%

Nebraska Senate Election Results by County, 1988.svg
County results
Kerrey:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
     Tie
Karnes:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

U.S. Senator before election

David Karnes
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Bob Kerrey
Democratic

The 1988 United States Senate election in Nebraska was held on November 8, 1988 to select the U.S. Senator from the state. Republican U.S. Senator David Karnes decided to seek election to his first complete term after being appointed to the seat of the late Edward Zorinsky in March 1987, but was soundly defeated by former governor Bob Kerrey in the November general election.[1]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

New Alliance[edit]

Republican[edit]

Republican Primary[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Karnes 117,439 55
Republican Hal Daub 96,436 45

Results[edit]

Nebraska United States Senate election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bob Kerrey 378,717 56.71
Republican David Karnes 278,250 41.66
New Alliance Ernie Chambers 10,372 1.55
Write-In Candidates 521 0.08 {{{change}}}
Majority 100,467 15.04
Turnout 667,860

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NE US Senate Race - Nov 08, 1988". Our Campaigns. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  2. ^ The Associated Press (May 12, 1988). "West Virginia Republicans Back Gov. Arch Moore Jr. for 4th Term". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved June 19, 2016.