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United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 1988


United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 1988

United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 1988

November 8, 1988

Nominee John Chafee Richard Licht
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 217,273 180,717
Percentage 54.6% 45.4%

County Results

U.S. Senator before election

John Chafee

Elected U.S. Senator

John Chafee

The 1988 United States Senate election in Rhode Island was held on November 8, 1988. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator John Chafee won re-election to a third term.

Major candidates




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Chafee (inc.) 217,273 54.59% +3.39%
Democratic Richard Licht 180,717 45.41% -3.39%
Majority 36,556 9.19% +6.79%
Turnout 397,990
Republican hold Swing


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