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United States Senate election in New Hampshire, 1996

United States Senate election in New Hampshire, 1996

November 5, 1996

 
Nominee Bob Smith Richard Swett
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 242,304 227,397
Percentage 49.2% 46.1%

U.S. Senator before election

Bob Smith
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Bob Smith
Republican

The 1996 United States Senate election in New Hampshire was held on November 4, 1996. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Bob Smith won re-election to a second term. Smith had established himself as the most conservative Senator from the Northeast, and Bill Clinton's coattails nearly caused his defeat. On the night of the election many American media networks incorrectly projected that Swett had won.[1]

Contents

  • Major candidates 1
    • Democratic 1.1
    • Republican 1.2
  • Results 2
  • References 3
  • See also 4

Major candidates

Democratic

Republican

  • Bob Smith, incumbent U.S. Senator first elected in 1990

Results

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Bob Smith 242,304 49.2
Democratic Richard Swett 227,397 46.1
Libertarian Ken Blevens 22,265 4.5

References

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  2. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=177

See also

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