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Charts: Plurality Wins in U.S. Senate

 Plurality Wins in U.S. Senate General Elections, 1992-2002

Year

Plurality Wins

% of Races*

1992

4

11%

1994

5

14%

1996

5

15%

1998

2

6%

2000

3

9%

2002

3

9%

TOTAL

22

11%

*There were 35 Senate races in 1992, 1994, and 2000; 34 races in 1996, 1998, and 2002.

 

Plurality U.S. Senate Wins, by Decade

Decade

Plurality Wins

1908-1918

39

1920-1928

18

1930-1938

18

1940-1948

9

1950-1958

4

1960-1968

5

1970-1978

14

1980-1988

10

1990-1998

16

2000-2002

6

Total

139

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Senate Primaries, 1994-2002

 

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

TOTAL

Plurality Primaries

9

3

6

9

4

31

Pluralities avoided by runoffs

3

4

0

2

3

12

Candidates elected after plurality primary victory

1

1

0

1

0

3

Candidates elected after runoff victory

0

1

-

0

0

1

 

SourceFederal Elections (94-2002):  Election Results for the US Senate and the US House of Representatives.  Copyright of the Federal Elections Commission, Washington, DC.

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