1998 United States Senate election in Kansas

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United States Senate election in Kansas, 1998

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Nominee Sam Brownback Paul Feleciano
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 474,639 310,337
Percentage 65.3% 31.6%

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County Results

Brownback:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%

Feleciano:      50–60%

U.S. Senator before election

Sam Brownback
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Sam Brownback
Republican

The 1998 United States Senate election in Kansas was held November 3, 1998. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Sam Brownback won re-election to his first full term. Brownback was first elected in a special election held in 1996, when then-Senator Bob Dole resigned to campaign for U.S. President, after 27 years in the Senate. This would have been Dole's seventh term in office had he remained in his seat.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul Feleciano, Jr. 58,097 58.73%
Democratic Todd Covault 40,825 41.27%
Total votes 98,922 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Party primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Brownback (Incumbent) 255,747 100.00%
Total votes 255,747 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Brownback (Incumbent) 474,639 65.27% +11.35%
Democratic Paul Feleciano, Jr. 229,718 31.59% -11.74%
Libertarian Tom Oyler 11,545 1.59%
Reform Alvin Bauman 11,334 1.56% -1.20%
Majority 244,921 33.68% +23.10%
Turnout 727,236
Republican hold Swing

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