1988 United States Senate election in Washington

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United States Senate election in Washington, 1988

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  Slade Gorton, official Senate photo portrait.jpg MikeLowry.png
Nominee Slade Gorton Mike Lowry
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 944,359 904,183
Percentage 51.1% 48.9%

County Results

Gorton:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%
Lowry:      50-60%

U.S. Senator before election

Daniel J. Evans

Elected U.S. Senator

Slade Gorton

The 1988 United States Senate election in Washington was held on November 8, 1988. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Daniel J. Evans decided to retire instead of running for re-election to a full term, after being appointed to the seat in 1983, and won re-election to a partial term that same year. Republican former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton, who had just lost a re-election bid in 1986, won the open seat.[1]





General election results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Slade Gorton (Incumbent) 944,359 51.09
Democratic Mike Lowry 904,183 48.91
Majority 40,176 2.17
Turnout 1,848,542

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