United States Senate election in Alaska, 1992

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United States Senate election in Alaska, 1992
Alaska
1986 ←
→ 1998

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Nominee Frank Murkowski Tony Smith
Party Republican Democratic Green
Popular vote 127,163 92,065 20,019
Percentage 53.05% 38.41% 8.35%

Senator before election

Frank Murkowski
Republican

Elected Senator

Frank Murkowski
Republican

The 1992 United States Senate election in Alaska was held on November 3, 1992. Incumbent Republican United States Senator Frank Murkowski sought re-election to a third term in the United States Senate. Tony Smith, the Democratic nominee and a former Commissioner of Economic Development, won his party's nomination in a crowded primary and faced off against Murkowski in the general election. Though Murkowski was held to a lower vote percentage than he received six years prior, he was ultimately re-elected.

Open primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Green[edit]

  • Mary Jordan

Results[edit]

Open primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Smith 33,162 44.81%
Democratic William L. Hensley 29,586 39.98%
Green Mary Jordan 5,989 8.09%
Democratic Michael Beasley 2,657 3.59%
Democratic Joseph Sonneman 1,607 2.17%
Democratic Frank Vondersaar 1,000 1.35%
Totals 74,001 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Murkowski (inc.) 37,486 80.53%
Republican Jed Whittaker 9,065 19.47%
Totals 46,551 100.00%


General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Alaska, 1992[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Frank Murkowski (inc.) 127,163 53.05% -0.98%
Democratic Tony Smith 92,065 38.41% -5.69%
Green Mary Jordan 20,019 8.35%
Write-ins 467 0.19%
Majority 35,098 14.64% +4.72%
Turnout 239,714
Republican hold Swing

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