1998 United States Senate election in Arkansas

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United States Senate election in Arkansas, 1998

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Nominee Blanche Lincoln Fay Boozman
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 385,878 295,870
Percentage 55.1% 42.4%

Arkansas Senate Election Results by County, 1998.svg
County Results

Lincoln:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Boozman:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. Senator before election

Dale Bumpers
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Blanche Lincoln
Democratic

The 1998 United States Senate election in Arkansas was held November 3, 1998. Incumbent Dale Bumpers did not run for re-election, as he was retiring. U.S. Representative Blanche Lincoln won the open seat against State Senator Fay Boozman. 12 years later she would be defeated for reelection by Fay's younger brother John Boozman.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Blanche Lincoln 145,009 45.5%
Democratic Winston Bryant 87,183 27.4%
Democratic Scott Ferguson 44,761 14.0%
Democratic Nate Coulter 41,848 13.1%
Total votes 318,801 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Fay Boozman 128,929 78.0%
Republican Tom Prince 44,006 22.0%
Total votes 172,035 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Arkansas Senate election 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Blanche Lincoln 385,878 55.1%
Republican Fay Boozman 295,870 42.2%
Reform Charley E. Heffley 18,896 2.7%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/campaigns/keyraces98/arsen/candidates.htm
  2. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/campaigns/keyraces98/arsen/candidates.htm
  3. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/campaigns/keyraces98/arsen/candidates.htm
  4. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/campaigns/keyraces98/arsen/candidates.htm
  5. ^ "Pat Hays political future a source of speculation". Talk Business & Politics. August 23, 2011. Retrieved August 23, 2011.
  6. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/state.php?fips=5&year=1998&f=0&off=3&elect=1
  7. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1998/05/20/us/gop-incumbents-hold-off-challengers-in-pennsylvania.html