1988 United States Senate election in Rhode Island

1988 United States Senate election in Rhode Island

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  U.S. Senator John Chafee.jpg No image.svg
Nominee John Chafee Richard Licht
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 217,273 180,717
Percentage 54.6% 45.4%

Rhode Island Election Results by County, all Republican.svg
County Results

U.S. Senator before election

John Chafee
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

John Chafee
Republican

The 1988 United States Senate election in Rhode Island was held on November 8, 1988. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator John Chafee won re-election to a third term.

Major candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Chafee (Incumbent) 217,273 54.59% +3.39%
Democratic Richard Licht 180,717 45.41% -3.39%
Majority 36,556 9.19% +6.79%
Turnout 397,990
Republican hold Swing

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