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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

Elected U.S. Senator

Bob Smith

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]


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

Major candidates



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


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


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