1996 United States Senate election in West Virginia

The 1996 United States Senate election in West Virginia was held on November 5, 1996. Incumbent Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller was easily re-elected to a third consecutive term.

1996 United States Senate election in West Virginia

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Nominee Jay Rockefeller Betty Burks
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 456,526 139,088
Percentage 76.6% 23.4%

1996 United States Senate election in West Virginia results map by county.svg
County results
Rockefeller:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

U.S. senator before election

Jay Rockefeller
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Jay Rockefeller
Democratic

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jay Rockefeller (incumbent) 280,303 88.44%
Democratic Bruce Barilla 36,637 11.56%
Total votes 316,940 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

1996 United States Senate election in West Virginia[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jay Rockefeller (incumbent) 456,526 76.65% +8.33
Republican Betty Burks 139,088 23.35% -8.33
Total votes 595,614 100.00% N/A
Democratic hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WV US Senate – D Primary, 1996". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  2. ^ "WV US Senate, 1996". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 10 October 2018.