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1998 United States Senate election in Louisiana

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Nominee John Breaux Jim Donelon
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 620,502 306,616
Percentage 64.0% 31.6%

1998 United States Senate election in Louisiana results map by parish.svg
Parish results
Breaux:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
     70–80%
Donelon:      50–60%

U.S. senator before election

John Breaux
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

John Breaux
Democratic

The 1998 United States Senate election in Louisiana was held November 3, 1998. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator John Breaux won re-election to a third term. As of 2022, this is the last time that the Democrats have won the Class 3 Senate seat from Louisiana.

Major candidates

Democratic

Republican

Results

Louisiana United States Senate election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Breaux (incumbent) 620,502 64.0%
Republican Jim Donelon 306,616 31.6%
Independent Raymond Brown 12,203 1.3%
Independent Sam Houston Melton 9,893 1.0%
Independent Darryl Paul Ward 7,964 0.8%
Independent L. D. Knox 6,366 0.7%
Independent Jeffrey H. Diket 3,227 0.3%
Independent Martin A. Rosenthal 2,398 0.3%
Total votes 969,169 100.0%
Democratic hold

See also