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Encyclopedia > United States Senate elections, 1986
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The U.S. Senate election, 1986 was an election for the United States Senate in the middle of Ronald Reagan's second presidential term. As a midterm election, and one which occurred six years after major Republican gains from Reagan's coattails in 1980, the Democrats had a better chance to gain seats - only twice since 1918 had the out of Presidency party failed to gain seats, with the average shift being four. However, 1986 was unusual in that it was the first time since 1918 where the chamber had changed hands in a second term midterm. 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 U.S. 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. ... For other uses, see Ronald Reagan (disambiguation). ... 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. ... When Ronald Reagan was elected president of the United States in the 1980 election, his victory was accompanied by the change of 12 seats in the U.S. Senate from Democratic to Republican hands. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... 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. ...


In the election, the Democrats gained a net eight seats, and recaptured control of the Senate from the Republicans with a 55-45 majority. Robert Dole (R-KS) and Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) exchanged positions as majority and minority leader. Bob Dole Robert Joseph Dole (born July 22, 1923) is best known as a former Republican United States Senate Majority Leader and Senator from Kansas. ... Robert C. Byrd Robert Carlyle Byrd (born November 20, 1917) is a West Virginia Democrat serving in the United States Senate. ...


The only Republican gain was one open seat in Missouri. On the other hand, the Democrats gained open seats in Maryland and Nevada and defeated seven incumbent Republican senators, six of them first-term senators elected in 1980. The incumbents were: Jeremiah Denton (R-AL), Paula Hawkins (R-FL), Mack Mattingly (R-GA), James Broyhill (R-NC), Mark Andrews (R-ND), James Abdnor (R-SD), and Slade Gorton (R-WA). Official language(s) None Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Official language(s) None Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Area  Ranked 7th  - Total 110,567 sq mi (286,367 km²)  - Width 322 miles (519 km)  - Length 490 miles (788 km)  - % water 0. ... Dear Sir I am a Sergeant in the US Army. ... Paula Hawkins (born January 24, 1927) is an American politician. ... Mack Mattingly is a former Republican Senator from Georgia, the first Republican to serve in the US Senate from that state since Reconstruction. ... James Thomas Broyhill (born 19 August 1927) is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Mark Andrews (born May 19, 1926) is an American politician from the state of North Dakota. ... James Abdnor (b. ... Slade Gorton Thomas Slade Gorton III (born January 8, 1928) is an American politician. ...


Notable new Senators in 1986 include John McCain (R-AZ), elected to the seat left by Barry Goldwater's retirement, Tom Daschle (D-SD), who retook George McGovern's old seat from Abdnor, and current Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is an American politician. ... Bartholomew Barry Morris Goldwater (January 1, 1909 – May 29, 1998) was an American politician credited as the leader who sparked the resurgence of the American conservative movement with his 1964 campaign for President. ... Thomas Andrew Daschle (born December 9, 1947), known as Tom Daschle, was a U.S. Senator from South Dakota and the Senate Majority Leader. ... George McGovern Dr. George Stanley McGovern (born July 19, 1922) was a United States Congressman, Senator, and Democratic presidential candidate, losing the 1972 presidential election to incumbent Richard Nixon. ... The Senate Minority Leader is a member of the United States Senate who is elected by his or her party conference to serve as the chief Senate spokesmen for his or her party and to manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the Senate. ... Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party, for which he serves as Senate Minority Leader. ...


In 1987, Edward Zorinsky (D-NE) died and was replaced by David K. Karnes (R-NE). This is not included in the party balance totals. Edward F. Zorinsky (November 11, 1928 - March 6, 1987) was a member of the United States Senate from the U.S. State of Nebraska. ... David Kemp Karnes, (Born December 12, 1948) was a United States Senator from Nebraska. ...


Senate contests in 1986

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama Jeremiah Denton Republican Defeated, 50.9 - 49.1 Richard C. Shelby (Democrat)
Alaska Frank H. Murkowski Republican Re-elected, 54.9 - 45.1 Glenn Olds (Democrat)
Arizona Barry Goldwater Republican Retired: Republican victory, 60.6 - 39.4 John McCain (Republican)
Richard Kimball (Democrat)
Arkansas Dale Bumpers Democrat Re-elected, 62.9 - 37.1 Asa Hutchinson (Republican)
California Alan Cranston Democrat Re-elected, 50.8 - 49.2 Ed Zschau (Republican)
Colorado Gary Warren Hart Democrat Retired: Democratic victory, 50.8 - 49.2 Timothy E. Wirth (Democrat)
Ken Kramer (Republican)
Connecticut Christopher J. Dodd Democrat Re-elected, 64.8 - 35.2 Roger W. Eddy (Republican)
Florida Paula Hawkins Republican Defeated, 55.0 - 45.0 Bob Graham (Democrat)
Georgia Mack Mattingly Republican Defeated, 50.9 - 49.1 Wyche Fowler, Jr. (Democrat)
Hawaii Daniel K. Inouye Democrat Re-elected, 73.6 - 26.4 Frank Hutchinson (Republican)
Idaho Steven D. Symms Republican Re-elected, 51.4 - 48.6 John V. Evans (Democrat)
Illinois Alan J. Dixon Democrat Re-elected, 65.4 - 34.1 Judy Koehler (Republican)
Indiana Dan Quayle Republican Re-elected, 61.1 - 38.9 Jill L. Long (Democrat)
Iowa Charles E. Grassley Republican Re-elected, 66.0 - 34.0 John P. Roehrick (Democrat)
Kansas Bob Dole Republican Re-elected, 70.1 - 29.9 Guy MacDonald (Democrat)
Kentucky Wendell H. Ford Democrat Re-elected, 74.3 - 25.7 Jackson M. Andrews (Republican)
Louisiana Russell B. Long Democrat Retired: Democratic victory, 52.8 - 47.2 John Breaux (Democrat)
W. Henson Moore (Republican)
Maryland Charles Mathias, Jr. Republican Retired: Democratic victory, 60.8 - 39.2 Barbara A. Mikulski (Democrat)
Linda Chavez (Republican)
Missouri Thomas F. Eagleton Democrat Retired: Republican victory, 52.6 - 47.4 Christopher S. Bond (Republican)
Harriett Woods (Democrat)
Nevada Paul Laxalt Republican Retired: Democrat victory, 52.9 - 47.1 Harry Reid (Democrat)
Jim Santini (Republican)
New Hampshire Warren B. Rudman Republican Re-elected, 66.0 - 34.0 Endicott Peabody (Democrat)
New York Alfonse D'Amato Republican Re-elected, 57.7 - 40.9 Mark J. Green (Democrat)
North Carolina James T. Broyhill1 Republican Defeated, 51.9 - 48.1 Terry Sanford (Democrat)
North Dakota Mark Andrews Republican Defeated, 49.8 - 49.0 Kent Conrad (Democrat)
Ohio John Glenn Democrat Re-elected, 62.4 - 37.6 Thomas N. Kindress (Republican)
Oklahoma Don Nickles Republican Re-elected, 54.5 - 45.5 James R. Jones (Democrat)
Oregon Bob Packwood Republican Re-elected, 63.5 - 36.5 Rick Bauman (Democrat)
Pennsylvania Arlen Specter Republican Re-elected, 56.9 - 43.1 Bob Edgar (Democrat)
South Carolina Ernest F. Hollings Democrat Re-elected, 63.9 - 36.1 Henry D. McMaster (Republican)
South Dakota James Abdnor Republican Defeated, 51.7 - 48.3 Tom Daschle (Democrat)
Utah Jake Garn Republican Re-elected, 73.0 - 27.0 Craig Oliver (Democrat)
Vermont Patrick J. Leahy Democrat Re-elected, 63.7 - 34.7 Richard A. Snelling (Republican)
Washington Slade Gorton Republican Defeated, 51.2 - 48.8 Brock Adams (Democrat)
Wisconsin Bob Kasten Republican Re-elected, 51.8 - 48.2 Ed Garvey (Democrat)

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Frank Hughes Murkowski (born March 28, 1933) is a Polish-American politician who is the current Governor of Alaska and a member of the Republican Party. ... 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 two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Bartholomew Barry Morris Goldwater (January 1, 1909 – May 29, 1998) was an American politician credited as the leader who sparked the resurgence of the American conservative movement with his 1964 campaign for President. ... 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The U.S. House election, 1986 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1986 which occurred in the middle of President Ronald Reagans second term. ...

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