United States Senate special election in Kansas, 1996
The 1996 United States Senate election in Kansas was held November 3, 1996. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Sheila Frahm, who was recently appointed to the seat, was defeated in the primary by Sam Brownback, who went on to win the general election.
- Jill Docking, businesswoman and daughter-in-law of former Kansas Governor Robert Docking
- Joan Finney, former Governor of Kansas and former Kansas State Treasurer
- Sam Brownback, U.S. Congressman and former Kansas Secretary of Agriculture
- Sheila Frahm, incumbent U.S. Senator and former Lieutenant Governor of Kansas
- Christina Campbell-Cline, accountant
|Republican||Sheila Frahm (Incumbent)||142,487||41.57%|
- Sam Brownback (R), U.S. Congressman and former Kansas Secretary of Agriculture
- Jill Docking (D), businesswoman and daughter-in-law of former Kansas Governor Robert Docking
- Donald Klaassen (Reform), businessman
|Reform||Donald R. Klaassen||29,351||2.76%|
Brownback was elected to a full term in 1998, and was re-elected to a second full term in 2004. In 2010, Brownback was elected Governor, and won a second term in 2014. He resigned as governor on January 31, 2018 to accept an ambassadorship and was succeeded by Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer.
Brownback's seat is now held by Jerry Moran, a U.S. Representative from Kansas' 1st district for seven terms (1997-2011).
Docking was the running mate of the Democratic nominee, state senator Paul Davis, in the 2014 election.