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1986 United States Senate election in Kansas

The 1986 United States Senate election in Kansas was held on November 4, 1986. Incumbent Republican Bob Dole defeated Democratic nominee Guy MacDonald with 70.05% of the vote.

1986 United States Senate election in Kansas

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Nominee Bob Dole Guy MacDonald
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 576,902 246,664
Percentage 70.05% 29.95%

Kansas Senate Election Results by County, 1986.svg
County Results
Dole:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

U.S. Senator before election

Bob Dole
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Bob Dole
Republican

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on August 5, 1986.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Guy MacDonald, school teacher
  • Darrell Ringer
  • W.H. Addington
  • Lionel Kunst
  • Jim Oyler

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Guy MacDonald 31,942 27.66
Democratic Darrell Ringer 30,483 26.39
Democratic W.H. Addington 21,082 18.25
Democratic Lionel Kunst 18,795 16.27
Democratic Jim Oyler 13,201 11.43%
Total votes 115,503 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Dole 228,301 84.39
Republican Shirley J.A. Landis 42,237 15.61
Total votes 270,538 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Bob Dole, Republican
  • Guy MacDonald, Democratic

ResultsEdit

1986 United States Senate election in Kansas[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bob Dole 576,902 70.05%
Democratic Guy MacDonald 246,664 29.95%
Majority 330,238
Turnout 823,566
Republican hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  2. ^ "America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2018-11-21.