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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 Republicans. This was in keeping with the trend that the party of the President often loses seats in a midterm election. Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... 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. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ...


Only one seat actually changed parties in this election, when Paul Wellstone defeated incumbent Rudy Boschwitz (R-MN). Later, the Democrats gained a 57th seat when Harris Wofford won a special election to replace H. John Heinz III, (R-PA), who had died in a plane crash. Paul David Wellstone (July 21, 1944 – October 25, 2002) was an American politician and two-term U.S. Senator from Minnesota. ... Rudolph Eli Rudy Boschwitz (b. ... Senator Harris Wofford Harris Llewellyn Wofford (born April 9, 1926) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania from 1991 to 1995. ... John Heinz Henry John Heinz III (October 23, 1938 – April 4, 1991) was an American politician from Pennsylvania, a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives (1971–1977) and the United States Senate (1977–1991). ...


Senate contests in 1990

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama Howell Heflin Democrat Re-elected, 60.7 - 39.3 Bill Cabaniss (Republican)
Alaska Ted Stevens Republican Re-elected, 67.2 - 32.8 Michael Beasley (Democrat)
Arkansas David H. Pryor Democrat Re-elected, unopposed
Colorado William L. Armstrong Republican Retired: Republican victory, 57.2 - 42.8 Hank Brown (Republican)
Josie Heath (Democrat)
Delaware Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Democrat Re-elected, 63.4 - 36.6 M. Jane Brady (Republican)
Georgia Sam Nunn Democrat Re-elected, unopposed
Hawaii1 Daniel K. Akaka Democrat Re-elected, 54.0 - 44.6 Patricia Saiki (Republican)
Idaho James A. McClure Republican Retired: Republican victory, 61.3 - 38.7 Larry E. Craig (Republican)
Ron J. Twilegar (Democrat)
Illinois Paul Simon Democrat Re-elected, 64.9 - 35.1 Lynn Martin (Republican)
Indiana2 Daniel R. Coats Republican Re-elected, 53.7 - 46.3 Baron P. Hill (Democrat)
Iowa Tom Harkin Democrat Re-elected, 54.0 - 46.0 Tom Tauke (Republican)
Kansas Nancy Landon Kassebaum Republican Re-elected, 73.6 - 26.4 Dick Williams (Democrat)
Kentucky Mitch McConnell Republican Re-elected, 52.2 - 47.8 Harvey Sloane (Democrat)
Louisiana J. Bennett Johnston Democrat Re-elected, in Primary
Maine William S. Cohen Republican Re-elected, 61.4 - 38.6 Neil Rolde (Democrat)
Massachusetts John F. Kerry Democrat Re-elected, 56.9 - 43.1 Jim Rappaport (Republican)
Michigan Carl Levin Democrat Re-elected, 58.3 - 41.7 Bill Schuette (Republican)
Minnesota Rudy Boschwitz Republican Defeated, 50.5 - 48.5 Paul Wellstone (Democrat)
Mississippi Thad Cochran Republican Re-elected, unopposed
Montana Max Baucus Democrat Re-elected, 69.8 - 30.2 Allen C. Kolstad (Republican)
Nebraska J. James Exon Democrat Re-elected, 59.1 - 40.9 Hal Daub (Republican)
New Hampshire Gordon J. Humphrey Republican Retired: Republican victory, 67.3 - 32.7 Robert C. Smith (Republican)
John A. Durkin (Democrat)
New Jersey Bill Bradley Democrat Re-elected, 50.4 - 47.4 Christine Todd Whitman (Republican)
New Mexico Pete V. Domenici Republican Re-elected, 72.9 - 27.1 Tom R. Benavides (Democrat)
North Carolina Jesse Helms Republican Re-elected, 52.5 - 47.5 Harvey B. Gantt (Democrat)
Oklahoma David L. Boren Democrat Re-elected, 83.2 - 17.8 Stephen Jones (Republican)
Oregon Mark O. Hatfield Republican Re-elected, 53.9 - 46.1 Harry Lonsdale (Democrat)
Rhode Island Claiborne Pell Democrat Re-elected, 61.8 - 38.2 Claudine Schneider (Republican)
South Carolina Strom Thurmond Republican Re-elected, 66.3 - 33.7 Bob Cunningham (Democrat)
South Dakota Larry Pressler Republican Re-elected, 52.4 - 45.1 - 2.5 Ted Muenster (Democrat)
Dean L. Sinclair (Independent)
Tennessee Al Gore Democrat Re-elected, 69.6 - 30.4 Dwight Henry (Republican)
Texas Phil Gramm Republican Re-elected, 61.7 - 38.3 Hugh Parmer (Democrat)
Virginia John W. Warner Republican Re-elected, 81.6 - 18.4 Nancy B. Spannaus (Independent)
West Virginia John D. Rockefeller IV Democrat Re-elected, 68.5 - 31.5 John Yoder (Republican)
Wyoming Alan K. Simpson Republican Re-elected, 66.4 - 33.6 Kathy Helling (Democrat)

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Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 10,555 mi²; 27,360 km² 183 mi; 295 km 113 mi; 182 km 13. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... 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. ... Official language(s) English de-facto Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 11th 96,889 mi² 250,941 km² 239 miles 385 km 491 miles 790 km 41. ... Carl Milton Levin (born June 28, 1934) is a Democratic United States Senator from Michigan. ... 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Official language(s) English Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 32nd 125,546 km² 275 km 545 km 3 30°13N to 35°N 88°7W to 91°41W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 31st 2,697,243 23. ... William Thad Cochran (born December 7, 1937) is the senior United States Senator from Mississippi. ... 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. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 4th 381,156 km² 410 km 1,015 km 1 44°26 N to 49° N 104°2 W to 116°2 W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 44th 902,195 2. ... Max Sieben Baucus (born December 11, 1941) is the senior United States Senator from Montana and is a member of the Democratic Party. ... 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Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 17th 199,905 km² 340 km 610 km 1. ... Categories: People stubs | 1942 births | United States Senators ... 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. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 195 km 710 km 2. ... Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Dwight Henry is a former Tennessee politician. ... 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. ... Official language(s) None. ... William Philip Phil Gramm (born July 8, 1942 in Fort Benning, Georgia) served as a Democratic Congressman (1978-1983), a Republican Congressman (1983-1984) and a Republican Senator from Texas (1985-2002). ... 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. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ... John William Warner (born February 18, 1927) is an American statesman and politician, who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1972-1974 and has served as a Republican Senator from Virginia since 1978. ... 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. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 41st 62,809 km² 210 km 385 km 0. ... John Davison Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937) is a member of the prominent United States Rockefeller family who has served as a Democratic U.S. Senator from West Virginia since 1985. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... 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2 special election held due to election of Dan Quayle (R-IN) to the office of Vice President in 1988. James Danforth Quayle (born February 4, 1947) was the 44th Vice President of the United States under George H. W. Bush (1989-1993). ... The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government, the person who, in the words of Adlai Stevenson, is a heartbeat from the presidency, and in the calculation of Vice President John Nance Garner, not worth a bucket of warm piss. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII in Roman) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also

The U.S. House election, 1990 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1990 which occurred in the middle of President George H. W. Bushs term. ...

Senate composition before and after elections

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United States Senate elections

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Some states elected their Senators directly even before passage of the 17th Amendment in 1913. ... With the passage of the 17th Amendment in 1913, the U.S. Senate election of 1914 was the first time that all senators were popularly elected instead of chosen by their state legislatures. ... The U.S. Senate election, 1916 was an election that coincided with the re-election of Democrat President Woodrow Wilson. ... The 1918 U.S. Senate election occurred on November 5, coinciding with the midpoint of Woodrow Wilsons second term as President of the United States. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups  Farmer-Labor pickup 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 term. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups  Farmer-Labor hold 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups  Simultaneous Republican hold and Democratic pickup The U.S. Senate election, 1930 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the middle of Republican President Herbert Hoovers first term. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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 election. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups  Simultaneous hold  Farmer-Labor hold  Progressive hold 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...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups  Farmer-Labor hold  Independent hold The United States Senate election, 1936 coincided with the re-election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups  Progressive hold 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 as President. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups  Simultaneous hold 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1944 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to his fourth term as President. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1946 was an election for the United States Senate in the middle of Democratic President Harry Trumans first term. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1956 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1958 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the middle of President Dwight D. Eisenhowers second term. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups  Simultaneous hold  Republican hold and Democratic pickup The U.S. Senate election, 1962 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the middle of John F. Kennedys term. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1964 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1968 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the 1968 presidential election. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups  Independent pickups  Conservative pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1970 was an election for the United States Senate which was a midterm election in the term of President Richard M. Nixon. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1972 was an election for the United States Senate coinciding with the landslide re-election of Richard M. Nixon. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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 Gerald Fords subsequent pardon of Nixon. ... 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 Democratic Jimmy Carters election to the presidency. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1978 was an election for the United States Senate in the middle of Democratic President Jimmy Carters term. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1980 was an election for the United States Senate that coincided with Ronald W. Reagans election to the presidency. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1982 was an election for the United States Senate following the Republican gains in 1980. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1984 was an election for the United States Senate that coincided with Ronald Reagans landslide re-election as president. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1986 was an election for the United States Senate in the middle of Ronald Reagans second presidential term. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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, the Republicans had a net loss of one seat in the... Seats up for election:  Republican incumbent  Retiring Republican  Democratic incumbent  Retiring Democrat  Retiring Independent  States without a seat up for reelection // Elections for the United States Senate will be held on November 7, 2006, with 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate being contested. ...


 
 

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