List of United States Senate elections in Ohio

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This is an incomplete list of elections for United States Senators from Ohio.

Ohio is entitled to elect two senators to the United States Senate for six-year terms. These elections are staggered and Ohio's two senators are in election schedule classes 1 and 3. Bold type indicates victor. Italic type indicates incumbent.

Candidates for U.S. Senator from Ohio (Class 1)[edit]

Year Democrat Republican Other
1922 Atlee Pomerene: 744,558 Simeon D. Fess: 794,159 Virginia D. Green: 21,514
1928 Charles V. Truax: 908,952 Simeon D. Fess: 1,412,805 Joseph Willnecker: 2,061
James Goward: 1,384
J. Wetherell Hutton: 1,003
1934 A. Victor Donahey: 1,276,206 Simeon D. Fess: 839,068 W.C. Sandberg (C): 13,546
1940 John McSweeney: 1,457,304 Harold H. Burton: 1,602,498  
1946 James W. Huffman: 947,610 John W. Bricker: 1,275,774 William Farkas (SL): 13,885
1946 Sp Henry P. Webber: 929,584 Kingsley A. Taft: 1,193,852  
1952 Michael V. DiSalle: 1,563,330 John W. Bricker: 1,878,961  
1958 Stephen M. Young: 1,652,211 John W. Bricker: 1,497,199 William Farkas (SL)
1964 Stephen M. Young: 1,923,608 Robert Taft Jr.: 1,906,781  
1970 Howard M. Metzenbaum: 1,495,262 Robert Taft Jr.: 1,565,682 Richard B. Kay (AI): 61,261
John O'Neill (SL): 29,069
1976 Howard M. Metzenbaum: 1,941,113 Robert Taft Jr.: 1,823,774 John O'Neill: 53,657
Donald E. Babcock (A): 36,979
Emma Lila Fundaburk: 33,285
Melissa Singler (SW): 31,805
1982 Howard M. Metzenbaum: 1,923,767 Paul E. Pfeifer: 1,396,790 Philip Herzing (L): 36,103
Alicia Merel: 38,803
1988 Howard M. Metzenbaum: 2,480,038 George V. Voinovich: 1,872,716  
1994 Joel Z. Hyatt: 1,348,213 R. Michael DeWine: 1,836,556 Joseph J. Slovenec: 252,031
2000 Theodore S. Celeste: 1,595,066 R. Michael DeWine: 2,665,512 John Eastman (N): 70,713
John McAlister (L): 116,724
2006 Sherrod Brown: 2,138,432 R. Michael DeWine: 1,686,857 Richard Duncan(I): 1,540
2012 Sherrod Brown: 2,762,757 Josh Mandel: 2,435,740 Scott A Rupert (I): 250,617

Candidates for U.S. Senator from Ohio (Class 3)[edit]

Year Democrat Republican Other
1920 W. A. Julian: 782,650 Frank B. Willis: 1,134,953 Henry B. Strong: 2,647
1926 Atlee Pomerene: 623,221 Frank B. Willis: 711,359  ? Goerke (SL): 2,846
1928 Sp Graham P. Hunt: 856,807 Theodore E. Burton: 1,429,554 Israel Amter: 2,062
Anna K. Storck: 1,389
1930 Sp Robert J. Bulkley: 1,046,561 Roscoe C. McCulloch*: 863,944  
1932 Robert J. Bulkley: 1,293,175 Gilbert Bettman: 1,126,832 Frank M. Mecartney (P): 34,760
I. O. Ford (C): 7,227
1938 Robert J. Bulkley: 1,085,792 Robert A. Taft I: 1,255,414  
1944 William G. Pickrel: 1,482,610 Robert A. Taft I: 1,500,699  
1950 Joseph T. Ferguson: 1,214,459 Robert A. Taft I: 1,645,643  
1954 Sp Thomas A. Burke: 1,254,904 George H. Bender: 1,257,874  
1956 Frank J. Lausche: 1,864,589 George H. Bender: 1,660,910  
1962 Frank J. Lausche: 1,843,813 John Marshall Briley: 1,151,173  
1968 John J. Gilligan: 1,814,152 William B. Saxbe: 1,928,964  
1974 John H. Glenn Jr.: 1,930,670 Ralph J. Perk: 918,133 Kathleen G. Harroff: 76,882
Richard B. Kay: 61,921
1980 John H. Glenn Jr.: 2,770,786 James E. Betts: 1,137,695 John E. Powers: 76,412
Rick Nagin: 42,410
1986 John H. Glenn Jr.: 1,949,208 Thomas N. Kindness: 1,171,893  
1992 John H. Glenn Jr.: 2,444,419 R. Michael DeWine: 2,028,300 Martha Kathryn Grevatt: 321,234
1998 Mary O. Boyle: 1,482,054 George V. Voinovich: 1,922,087  
2004 Eric D. Fingerhut: 1,906,648 George V. Voinovich: 3,378,356
2010 Lee Fisher: 1,448,092 Rob Portman: 2,125,810
  • After Burton's death in office in 1929, McCulloch was appointed to fill out Burton's term until the special election.

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