1992 United States Senate election in North Dakota

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Byron Dorgan official photo.jpg
Nominee Byron Dorgan Steve Sydness
Party Democratic-NPL Republican
Popular vote 179,347 118,162
Percentage 59.0% 38.9%

1992 United States Senate election in North Dakota results map by county.svg
County results
Dorgan:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Sydness:      50–60%

U.S. senator before election

Kent Conrad

Elected U.S. Senator

Byron Dorgan

The 1992 United States Senate election in North Dakota was held on November 3, 1992, along with other elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Democratic-NPL U.S. Senator Kent Conrad retired, having given a pledge that he would not run for re-election if the federal budget deficit was higher than when he was first elected; however, when the other Senate seat became vacant, he ran in the special election and won. Democratic-NPL U.S. Congressman Byron Dorgan won the open seat.[1]

Major candidates




1992 United States Senate election, North Dakota
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-NPL Byron Dorgan 179,347 59.00%
Republican Steve Sydness 118,162 38.87%
Independent Tom Asbridge 6,448 2.12%
Turnout 303,957
Democratic-NPL hold

See also


  1. ^ Clerk of the House of Representatives (1993). "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional election of November 3, 1992" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.