United States Senate election in Alaska, 1986

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United States Senate election in Alaska, 1986
Alaska
1980 ←
→ 1992

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Nominee Frank Murkowski Glenn Olds
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 97,764 79,727
Percentage 54.02% 44.10%

Senator before election

Frank Murkowski
Republican

Elected Senator

Frank Murkowski
Republican

The 1986 United States Senate election in Alaska was held on November 3, 1986. Incumbent Republican United States Senator Frank Murkowski ran for a second term in the United States Senate and was primarily opposed by Alaska Pacific University President Glenn Olds. Following a highly competitive election in 1980, Murkowski faced a legitimate opponent in Glenn Olds, and the contest was fairly close. However, in the end, Murkowski was able to defeat Olds by a slightly wider margin than he won by six years prior.

Open primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Libertarian[edit]

Results[edit]

Open primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Murkowski (inc.) 91,705 63.11%
Democratic Glenn Olds 36,995 25.46%
Democratic Bill Barnes 4,871 3.35%
Libertarian Chuck House 4,265 2.94%
Democratic Dave J. Carlson 4,211 2.90%
Democratic Michael J. Bruner 1,809 1.24%
Democratic Karl Francis 1,454 1.00%
Totals 145,310 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Alaska, 1986[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Frank Murkowski (inc.) 97,674 54.02% +0.34%
Democratic Glenn Olds 79,727 44.10% -1.84%
Libertarian Chuck House 3,161 1.75%
Write-ins 239 0.13%
Majority 17,947 9.93% +2.17%
Turnout 180,801
Republican hold Swing

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