1998 United States Senate election in North Dakota

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Byron Dorgan official photo.jpg
Nominee Byron Dorgan Donna Nalewaja
Party Democratic-NPL Republican
Popular vote 134,747 75,013
Percentage 63.2% 35.2%

1998 United States Senate election in North Dakota results map by county.svg
County results
Dorgan:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Tie:      40–50%

U.S. senator before election

Byron Dorgan

Elected U.S. Senator

Byron Dorgan

The 1998 United States Senate election in North Dakota was held on November 3, 1998, along with other elections to the United States Senate as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Democratic-NPL U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan won re-election to a second term.[1]

Major candidates




Nalewaja's campaign focused on the suggestion that Dorgan had served in the United States Congress for nearly 20 years, and had accomplished relatively little. Dorgan and Nalewaja won the primary elections for their respective parties. McLain had previously run for North Dakota's other senate seat in 1980 against incumbent Mark Andrews.


1998 United States Senate election, North Dakota
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-NPL Byron Dorgan (incumbent) 134,747 63.16%
Republican Donna Nalewaja 75,013 35.16%
Reform Harley McLain 3,598 1.69%
Total votes 213,358 100.00%
Democratic-NPL hold

See also


  1. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998". Archived from the original on April 16, 2004.