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United States Senate election in South Dakota, 1986

 

United States Senate election in South Dakota, 1986

United States Senate election in South Dakota, 1986

November 4, 1986

 
Nominee Tom Daschle James Abdnor
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 152,657 143,173
Percentage 51.6% 48.4%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

James Abdnor
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Tom Daschle
Democratic

The 1986 United States Senate election in South Dakota was held on November 4, 1986. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator James Abdnor ran for re-election to a second term, but was defeated by Democrat Tom Daschle.[1]

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Abdnor (inc.) 63,414 54.51%
Republican Bill Janklow 52,924 45.49%
Totals 116,338 100.00%

General election

Candidates

Results

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Tom Daschle 152,657 51.60% +12.21%
Republican James Abdnor (inc.) 143,173 48.40% -9.80%
Majority 9,484 3.21% -15.60%
Turnout 295,830
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

References

  1. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=118
  2. ^ http://www.sdsos.gov/electionsvoteregistration/electvoterpdfs/72-86/86SDPRIM.pdf
  3. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1986election.pdf
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