1986 United States Senate election in North Dakota

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Kent Conrad.jpg
Mark Andrews, US Senator from North Dakota.jpg
Nominee Kent Conrad Mark Andrews
Party Democratic-NPL Republican
Popular vote 143,932 141,812
Percentage 49.8% 49.1%

1986 United States Senate election in North Dakota results map by county.svg
County results
Conrad:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Andrews:      40–50%      50–60%

U.S. senator before election

Mark Andrews
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Kent Conrad
Democratic-NPL

The 1986 United States Senate election in North Dakota was held on November 4, 1986. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Mark Andrews ran for re-election to a second term, but was defeated by Democratic-NPL nominee Kent Conrad.

Major candidates

Democratic-NPL

Republican

Campaign

Andrews lost re-election by just over 2,000[1] votes after a rigorous campaign involving personal attacks and other strategies[2]

Results

General election results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-NPL Kent Conrad 143,932 49.80%
Republican Mark Andrews (incumbent) 141,812 49.07%
Independent Anna B. Bourgois 3,269 1.13%
Total votes 289,013 100.00%
Democratic-NPL gain from Republican

See also

Notes

  1. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1986election.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ "Campaign '86: Conrad Gaining on Andrews in North Dakota Senate Race". Associated Press.