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Encyclopedia > United States Senate elections, 1988
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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 Senate. The Democratic majority in the Senate increased from 54-46 to 55-45. 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. ... 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. ... George H. W. Bush - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The election was held on November 8, 1988. ... 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. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


The Democrats captured four Republican seats, including the open seat in Virginia, and the seats of incumbents Chic Hecht (R-NV), Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. (R-CT) and David K. Karnes (R-NE). These gains were partially offset by the Republican capture of open seats by Trent Lott in Mississippi and Connie Mack III in Florida, and the defeat of incumbent John Melcher (D-MT) by Conrad Burns. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Jacob Chic Hecht (born November 30, 1928) is former United States Senator from Nevada and former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas. ... Lowell Palmer Weicker, Jr. ... David Kemp Karnes, (Born December 12, 1948) was a United States Senator from Nebraska. ... Chester Trent Lott (born October 9, 1941 in Grenada, Mississippi) is a United States Senator from Mississippi and a member of the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Area  Ranked 32nd  - Total 48,434 sq mi (125,443 km²)  - Width 170 miles (275 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 3  - Latitude 30°13N to 35°N  - Longitude 88°7W to 91°41W Population  Ranked 31st... Connie Mack III Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy III (born October 29, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), known as Connie Mack for short, is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 1989 and of the United States Senate from 1989 to 2001, all from Florida. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... John Melcher (born September 6, 1924) is an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator from Montana. ... Conrad Ray Burns (born January 25, 1935) is the junior United States Senator from Montana and thanks to intergalactic communication, now known to be the biggest douchebag in the universe. ...


Senate contests in 1988

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Arizona Dennis DeConcini Democrat Re-elected, 58.0 - 42.0 Keith DeGreen (Republican)
California Pete Wilson Republican Re-elected, 54.4 - 45.6 Leo McCarthy (Democrat)
Connecticut Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. Republican Defeated, 50.4 - 49.6 Joseph I. Lieberman (Democrat)
Delaware William V. Roth, Jr. Republican Re-elected, 62.4 - 37.6 S. B. Woo (Democrat)
Florida Lawton Chiles Democrat Retired: Republican victory, 50.4 - 49.6 Connie Mack (Republican)
Buddy MacKay (Democrat)
Hawaii Spark Matsunaga Democrat Re-elected, 78.7 - 21.3 Maria M. Hustace (Republican)
Indiana Richard G. Lugar Republican Re-elected, 67.7 - 32.3 Jack Wickes (Democrat)
Maine George J. Mitchell Democrat Re-elected, 81.1 - 18.9 Jasper S. Wyman (Republican)
Maryland Paul S. Sarbanes Democrat Re-elected, 61.8 - 38.2 Alan Keyes (Republican)
Massachusetts Edward M. Kennedy Democrat Re-elected, 65.6 - 34.4 Joseph D. Malone (Republican)
Michigan Donald W. Riegle, Jr. Democrat Re-elected, 61.0 - 39.0 Jim Dunn (Republican)
Minnesota Dave Durenberger Republican Re-elected, 56.6 - 41.2 - 2.1 Hubert H. Humphrey III (Democrat)
Polly Mann (Independent)
Mississippi John C. Stennis Democrat Retired: Republican victory, 54.1 - 45.9 Trent Lott (Republican)
Wayne Dowdy (Democrat)
Missouri John C. Danforth Republican Re-elected, 68.1 - 31.9 Jay Nixon (Democrat)
Montana John Melcher Democrat Defeated, 51.9 - 48.1 Conrad Burns (Republican)
Nebraska David K. Karnes1 Republican Defeated, 56.8 - 41.7 Robert Kerrey (Democrat)
Nevada Chic Hecht Republican Defeated, 52.1 - 47.9 Richard H. Bryan (Democrat)
New Jersey Frank R. Lautenberg Democrat Re-elected, 54.4 - 45.6 Pete Dawkins (Republican)
New Mexico Jeff Bingaman Democrat Re-elected, 63.2 - 36.8 Bill Valentine (Republican)
New York Daniel P. Moynihan Democrat Re-elected, 67.3 - 31.6 Robert R. McMillan (Republican)
North Dakota Quentin N. Burdick Democrat Re-elected, 60.5 - 39.5 Earl Strinden (Republican)
Ohio Howard M. Metzenbaum Democrat Re-elected, 56.9 - 43.1 George Voinovich (Republican)
Pennsylvania John Heinz Republican Re-elected, 67.2 - 32.8 Joseph C. Vignola (Democrat)
Rhode Island John H. Chafee Republican Re-elected, 54.3 - 45.7 Richard A. Licht (Democrat)
Tennessee Jim Sasser Democrat Re-elected, 65.6 - 34.4 Bill Anderson (Republican)
Texas Lloyd Bentsen Democrat Re-elected, 59.6 - 40.4 Beau Boulter (Republican)
Utah Orrin G. Hatch Republican Re-elected, 67.8 - 32.2 Ted Wilson (Democrat)
Vermont Robert T. Stafford Republican Retired: Republican victory, 69.4 - 30.6 James M. Jeffords (Republican)
William Gray (Democrat)
Virginia Paul S. Trible, Jr. Republican Retired: Democratic victory, 71.2 - 28.8 Charles S. Robb (Democrat)
Maurice A. Dawkins (Republican)
Washington Daniel J. Evans Republican Retired: Republican victory, 50.7 - 49.3 Slade Gorton (Republican)
Mike Lowry (Democrat)
West Virginia Robert C. Byrd Democrat Re-elected, 63.2 - 36.8 M. Jay Wolfe (Republican)
Wisconsin William Proxmire Democrat Retired: Democratic victory, 52.2 - 47.8 Herbert Kohl (Democrat)
Susan Engeleiter (Republican)
Wyoming Malcolm Wallop Republican Re-elected, 50.4 - 49.6 John Vinich (Democrat)

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Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Peter Barton Wilson (born August 23, 1933) is an American Republican politician from California. ... 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. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lowell Palmer Weicker, 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. ... 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The election was held on November 8, 1988. ... The U.S. House election, 1988 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1988 which coincided with the election of George H. W. Bush as President. ...

Senate composition before and after elections

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