1992 United States Senate election in North Dakota

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1992 United States Senate election in North Dakota

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Nominee Byron Dorgan Steve Sydness
Party Democratic-NPL Republican
Popular vote 179,347 118,162
Percentage 59.0% 38.9%

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County Results

Dorgan:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Sydnes:      50–60%

U.S. Senator before election

Kent Conrad

Elected U.S. Senator

Byron Dorgan

The 1992 United States Senate election in North Dakota was held on November 3, 1992 along other elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent North Dakota Democratic NPL Party U.S. Senator Kent Conrad retired, having given a pledge that he would not run for re-election if the federal budget deficit was higher than when he was first elected; however when the other Senate seat became vacant, he ran in the special election. Dem-NPL U.S. Congressman Byron Dorgan won the open seat.[1]

Major candidates[edit]




1992 United States Senate election, North Dakota
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-NPL Byron Dorgan 179,347 59.00%
Republican Steve Sydness 118,162 38.87%
Independent Tom Asbridge 6,448 2.12%
Turnout 303,957

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Clerk of the House of Representatives (1993). "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional election of November 3, 1992" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.

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