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Encyclopedia > U.S. Senate election, 1958
Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue
Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue

The U.S. Senate election, 1958 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the middle of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's second term. As is common in midterm elections, the ruling party lost seats, but in this year it was on a huge scale, perhaps due to high unemployment. The Democratic party took thirteen Republican seats, as well as winning both Senate elections in the new state of Alaska. Senate elections in 1959 in the new state of Hawaii were split between the two parties, yielding an aggregate gain of 16 seats for the Democrats and giving a party balance of 65-35. Image File history File links U.S. Senate results -- Republican pickups in dark red, Republican holds in light red, Democratic pickups in dark blue, Democratic holds in light blue made by me File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this... Image File history File links U.S. Senate results -- Republican pickups in dark red, Republican holds in light red, Democratic pickups in dark blue, Democratic holds in light blue made by me File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Order: 34th President Vice President: Richard Nixon Term of office: January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961 Preceded by: Harry S. Truman Succeeded by: John F. Kennedy Date of birth: October 14, 1890 Place of birth: Denison, Texas Date of death: March 28, 1969 Place of death: Washington, D.C. First... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... State nickname: The Last Frontier, The Land of the Midnight Sun Other U.S. States Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Governor Frank Murkowski (R) Official languages English Area 1,717,854 km² (1st)  - Land 1,481,347 km²  - Water 236,507 km² (13. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: The Aloha State Other U.S. States Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Governor Linda Lingle Official languages Hawaiian and English Area 28,337 km² (43rd)  - Land 16,649 km²  - Water 11,672 km² (41. ...


Democrats gained three open seats in California, Indiana, and New Jersey, and defeated ten Republican incumbents: State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... State nickname: The Hoosier State Other U.S. States Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels Official languages English Area 94,321 km² (38th)  - Land 92,897 km²  - Water 1,424 km² (1. ... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (acting) Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ...

Notable freshmen were future Democratic contenders Eugene McCarthy (D-MN) and Ed Muskie (D-ME), as well as Robert C. Byrd (D-WV), who as of 2004 is the longest-serving Senator. Chapman Revercomb William Chapman Revercomb (July 20, 1895 - October 6, 1979) was a politician and lawyer in the state of West Virginia. ... John Dempsey Hoblitzell, Jr. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Edward John Thye Edward John Thye (April 26, 1896–August 28, 1969) was an American politician for the state of Minnesota who served as a Republican. ... ... Frederick George Payne (July 24, 1904 - June 15, 1978) was a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Maine. ... Charles Edward Potter (October 30, 1916–November 23, 1979) was a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan. ... Eugene Joseph Gene McCarthy (born March 29, 1916 in Watkins, Minnesota) was a Congressman from Minnesotas Fourth District, from 1949 to 1959, and a United States Senator from Minnesota from 1959 to 1971. ... Edmund Muskie Edmund Sixtus Muskie (Edmund Marciszewski) (March 28, 1914–March 26, 1996) was a Polish-American politician from Maine. ... Robert C. Byrd Robert Carlyle Byrd (born November 20, 1917) is a West Virginia Democrat serving in the United States Senate. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Senate contests in 1958

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alaska1 None   Democrat victory, 83.8 - 15.0 Bob Bartlett (Democrat)
R. E. Robertson (Republican)
Alaska2 None   Democrat victory, 52.6 - 47.4 Ernest Gruening (Democrat)
Mike Stepovich (Republican)
Arizona Barry Goldwater Republican Re-elected, 56.1 - 43.9 Ernest W. McFarland (Democrat)
California William F. Knowland Republican Retired: Democrat victory, 57.0 - 42.9 Clair Engle (Democrat)
Goodwin J. Knight (Republican)
Connecticut William A. Purtell Republican Defeated, 57.5 - 42.5 Thomas J. Dodd (Democrat)
Delaware John J. Williams Republican Re-elected, 53.3 - 46.7 Elbert N. Carvel (Democrat)
Florida Spessard L. Holland Democrat Re-elected, 71.2 - 28.8 Leland Hyzer (Republican)
Indiana William E. Jenner Republican Retired: Democrat victory, 56.5 - 42.4 Vance Hartke (Democrat)
Harold W. Handley (Republican)
Maine Frederick G. Payne Republican Defeated, 60.8 - 39.2 Edmund S. Muskie (Democrat)
Maryland James Glenn Beall Republican Re-elected, 51.0 - 49.0 Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr. (Democrat)
Massachusetts John F. Kennedy Democrat Re-elected, 73.2 - 26.2 Vincent J. Celeste (Republican)
Michigan Charles E. Potter Republican Defeated, 53.6 - 46.1 Philip A. Hart (Democrat)
Minnesota Edward J. Thye Republican Defeated, 52.9 - 46.6 Eugene J. McCarthy (Democrat)
Mississippi John C. Stennis Democrat Re-elected, unopposed
Missouri Stuart Symington Democrat Re-elected, 66.5 - 33.6 Hazel Palmer (Republican)
Montana Mike Mansfield Democrat Re-elected, 76.2 - 23.8 Lou W. Welch (Republican)
Nebraska Roman L. Hruska Republican Re-elected, 55.6 - 44.4 Frank B. Morrison (Democrat)
Nevada George W. Malone Republican Defeated, 57.7 - 42.3 Howard W. Cannon (Democrat)
New Jersey H. Alexander Smith Republican Retired: Democrat victory, 51.4 - 46.9 Harrison A. Williams, Jr. (Democrat)
Robert W. Kean (Republican)
New Mexico Dennis Chavez Democrat Re-elected, 62.7 - 37.3 Forrest S. Atchley (Republican)
New York Irving M. Ives Republican Retired: Republican victory, 50.8 - 48.4 Kenneth B. Keating (Republican)
Frank S. Hogan (Democrat)
North Carolina3 Benjamin Everett Jordan Democrat Re-elected, 70.0 - 30.0 Richard C. Clarke, Jr. (Republican)
North Dakota William Langer Republican Re-elected, 57.2 - 41.5 Raymond Vensdel (Democrat)
Ohio John W. Bricker Republican Defeated, 52.5 - 47.5 Stephen M. Young (Democrat)
Pennsylvania Edward Martin Republican Retired: Republican victory, 51.2 - 48.4 Hugh Scott (Republican)
George M. Leader (Democrat)
Rhode Island John O. Pastore Democrat Re-elected, 64.5 - 35.5 Bayard Ewing (Republican)
Tennessee Albert Gore, Sr. Democrat Re-elected, 79.0 - 19.0 Hobart F. Atkins (Republican)
Texas Ralph Yarborough Democrat Re-elected, 74.6 - 23.6 Roy Whittenburg (Republican)
Utah Arthur V. Watkins Republican Defeated, 38.7 - 34.8 - 26.4 Frank E. Moss (Democrat)
J. Bracken Lee (Independent)
Vermont Ralph E. Flanders Republican Retired: Republican victory, 52.2 - 47.8 Winston L. Prouty (Republican)
Frederick J. Fayette (Democrat)
Virginia Harry F. Byrd Democrat Re-elected, 69.3 - 26.3 Louise Wensel (Independent)
Washington Henry M. Jackson Democrat Re-elected, 67.3 - 31.4 William B. Bantz (Republican)
West Virginia Chapman Revercomb Republican Defeated, 59.2 - 40.8 Robert C. Byrd (Democrat)
West Virginia4 John D. Hoblitzell, Jr. Republican Defeated, 59.3 - 40.7 Jennings Randolph (Democrat)
Wisconsin William Proxmire Democrat Re-elected, 57.1 - 42.7 Roland J. Steinle (Republican)
Wyoming Frank A. Barrett Republican Defeated, 50.8 - 49.2 Gale McGee (Democrat)

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Frederick George Payne (July 24, 1904 - June 15, 1978) was a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Maine. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Edmund Muskie Edmund Sixtus Muskie (Edmund Marciszewski) (March 28, 1914–March 26, 1996) was a Polish-American politician from Maine. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admission into... James Glenn Beall James Glenn Beall (b. ... 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The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... State nickname: Beehive State Other U.S. States Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Frank Edward Moss (September 23, 1911 - January 29, 2003) was a Democratic United States Senator from Utah. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas Official languages None Area 24,923 km² (45th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... Ralph Edward Flanders (September 28, 1880–February 19, 1970) was an American mechanical engineer, industrialist and politician from the state of Vermont. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Winston Lewis Prouty (September 1, 1906- September 10, 1971) was a Republican politician from Vermont. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... Harry Flood Byrd, Sr. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire Official languages None Area 184,824 km² (18th)  - Land 172,587 km²  - Water 12,237 km² (6. ... Henry Martin Scoop Jackson (May 31, 1912 – September 1, 1983) was a U.S. Congressman and Senator for Washington State from 1941 until his death. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... State nickname: Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin (D) Official languages English Area 62,809 km² (41st)  - Land 62,436 km²  - Water 376 km² (0. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Robert C. Byrd Robert Carlyle Byrd (born November 20, 1917) is a West Virginia Democrat serving in the United States Senate. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... State nickname: Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin (D) Official languages English Area 62,809 km² (41st)  - Land 62,436 km²  - Water 376 km² (0. ... John Dempsey Hoblitzell, Jr. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Jennings Randolph (March 8, 1902–May 8, 1998) was an American politician from West Virginia. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... One of the periods of glaciation was also termed the Wisconsin glaciation. ... William Proxmire (born November 11, 1915) was a member of the Democratic Party who served in the United States Senate for the state of Wisconsin from 1957 to 1989. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... State nickname: Equality State Other U.S. States Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Official languages English Area 253,554 km² (10th)  - Land 251,706 km²  - Water 1,851 km² (0. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


2 special election held due to Alaska's admission as a state.


3 special election held due to death of William Kerr Scott (D-NC) William Kerr Scott (17 April 1896 -- 16 April 1958) was the Democratic Governor of North Carolina from 1949 to 1953. ...


4 special election held due to death of Matthew M. Neely (D-WV) Matthew Neely Matthew M. Neely (b. ...


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The U.S. House election, 1958 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1958 which occurred in the middle of President Dwight Eisenhowers second term. ...

Senate composition before and after elections

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85th Congress Senate Composition   86th Congress Senate Composition
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   
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The Eighty-fifth United States Congress was in session from 1957 to 1959. ... Senators George David Aiken (R-VT) Gordon Llewellyn Allott (R-CO) Clinton Presba Anderson (D-NM) Edward Lewis Bartlett (D-AK) James Glenn Beall (R-MD) Wallace Foster Bennett (R-UT) Alan Harvey Bible (D-NV) Henry Styles Bridges (R-NH) Styles Bridges (R-NH) Clarence Norman Brunsdale (R-ND... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...

U.S. Senate elections

1920 | 1922 | 1924 | 1926 | 1928 | 1930 | 1932 | 1934 | 1936 | 1938 | 1940 | 1942 | 1944 | 1946 | 1948 | 1950 | 1952 | 1954 | 1956 | 1958 | 1960 | 1962 | 1964 | 1966 | 1968 | 1970 | 1972 | 1974 | 1976 | 1978 | 1980 | 1982 | 1984 | 1986 | 1988 | 1990 | 1992 | 1994 | 1996 | 1998 | 2000 | 2002 | 2004 | 2006 | 2008 | 2010 Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1920 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the election of Warren G. Harding as President. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue, Farmer-Labor pickup in orange The U.S. Senate election, 1922 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the middle of Republican President Warren G. Hardings... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1924 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of Republican President Calvin Coolidge. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1926 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the middle of Republican President Calvin Coolidges second term. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1928 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the election of Republican Herbert Hoover as President. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue, simultaneous Republican hold and Democratic pickup in dark purple The U.S. Senate election, 1930 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the middle of Republican President... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1932 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelts crushing defeat of incumbent Herbert Hoover in the presidential... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue, simultaneous hold in purple, Farmer-Labor hold in orange, Progressive hold in green The U.S. Senate election, 1934 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue, Independent hold in yellow, Farmer-Labor hold in orange The U.S. Senate election, 1936 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of Franklin... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1938 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the middle of Franklin Delano Roosevelts second term. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue, Progressive hold in green The U.S. Senate election, 1940 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to his third term... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue, simultaneous hold in purple The U.S. Senate election, 1942 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred midway through Franklin Delano Roosevelts third term as President. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1944 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the reelection of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to his fourth term as President. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1946 was an election for the United States Senate in the middle of Democratic President Harry Trumans first term. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1948 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the election of Democratic President Harry Truman for a full term. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1950 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the middle of Harry Trumans second term as President. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1952 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the election of Dwight D. Eisenhower to the presidency by a large margin. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1954 was an election for the United States Senate which was a midterm election in the first term of Dwight D. Eisenhowers presidency. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1956 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with Dwight D. Eisenhower re-election. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1960 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the election of John F. Kennedy as president. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue, simultaneous hold marked in light purple, Republican hold and Democratic pickup marked in dark purple. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1964 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of President Lyndon Baines Johnson by an overwhelming majority. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue, simultaneous hold in purple The U.S. Senate election, 1966 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred midway through the term of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1968 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the 1968 presidential election. ... Results -- Conservative pickups in orange, Independent pickups in yellow, Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1970 was an election for the United States Senate which was a midterm election in the term of... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1972 was an election for the United States Senate coinciding with the landslide re-election of Richard M. Nixon. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1974 was an election for the United States Senate held in the wake of the Watergate scandal, Richard M. Nixons resignation from the presidency, and... Results -- Independent holds in light yellow, Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1976 was an election for the United States Senate that coincided with Democrat Jimmy Carters election to the presidency. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1978 was an election for the United States Senate in the middle of Democratic President Jimmy Carters term. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1980 was an election for the United States Senate that coincided with Ronald W. Reagans election to the presidency. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1982 was an election for the United States Senate following the Republican gains in 1980. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1984 was an election for the United States Senate that coincided with Ronald Reagans landslide re-election as President. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1986 was an election for the United States Senate in the middle of Ronald Reagans second presidential term. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1988 was an election for the United States Senate in which, in spite of the Republican victory by George Herbert Walker Bush in the presidential election... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1990 was an election for the United States Senate in which the Democratic Party increased its majority with a net gain of one seat from the... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1992 was an election for the United States Senate in which the victory of Bill Clinton in the presidential election was not accompanied by major Democratic... Republican holds in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue. ... Republican hold in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic hold in light blue, Democratic pickup in dark blue. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1998 was a roughly even contest between the Republican and Democratic parties. ... Republican hold in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic hold in light blue, Democratic pickup in dark blue. ... Republican hold in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic hold in light blue, Democratic pickup in dark blue. ... Results -- light red represents Republican holds, dark red Republican pickups, light blue Democratic holds, dark blue Democratic pickups. ... Seats up for election. ... Elections for the United States Senate will be held on November 4, 2008, with 33 of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested. ... Elections to the United States Senate will be held on November 2, 2010, with 34 of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested. ...


 
 

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