Elected to the United States Senate in 1988
The 1988 election to the United States Senate for the 101st United States Congress took place on November 8th. It was part of the election in the United States that day and coincided with the presidential election in which George Bush was elected.
There was a choice of 33 Class I seats ; the Senator in Nebraska had been appointed for a deceased Senator. Eighteen of these senators were from the Democratic Party and 15 from the Republicans . 23 Senators were re-elected, 14 Democrats and 9 Republicans. The Democrats captured four seats from the Republicans and lost three. Overall, the Democrats were able to increase their majority in the Senate from 54 to 55 seats, while the Republicans fell from 46 to 45 seats.
- Appointed: Senator was appointed by the governor to replace a retired Senator, by-election required
- re-elected: an elected incumbent was re-elected