United States Senate election in Alaska, 1998

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United States Senate election in Alaska, 1998
Alaska
1992 ←
November 3, 1998
→ 2004

  Frank Murkowski, 105th Congress photo.jpg
Nominee Frank Murkowski Joseph Sonneman
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 165,227 43,743
Percentage 74.49% 19.72%

Senator before election

Frank Murkowski
Republican

Elected Senator

Frank Murkowski
Republican

The 1998 United States Senate election in Alaska was held on November 3, 1998. Incumbent Republican United States Senator Frank Murkowski sought re-election to a fourth term in the United States Senate. Murkowski easily won re-election against Democratic nominee Joseph Sonneman, a perennial candidate, earning nearly 75% of the vote.

Open primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

  • Joseph Sonneman, perennial candidate
  • Frank Vondersaar, perennial candidate

Republican[edit]

Green[edit]

  • Mary Jordan

Libertarian[edit]

  • Scott A. Kohlhaas, perennial candidate

Results[edit]

Open primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Murkowski (inc.) 76,649 71.76%
Democratic Joseph Sonneman 10,721 10.04%
Democratic Frank Vondersaar 6,342 5.94%
Republican William L. Hale 6,313 5.91%
Green Jeffrey Gottlieb 4,796 4.49%
Libertarian Scott A. Kohlhaas 1,987 1.86%
Totals 106,808 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Alaska, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Frank Murkowski (inc.) 165,227 74.49% +21.44%
Democratic Joe Sonneman 43,743 19.72% -18.68%
Green Jeffrey Gottlieb 7,126 3.21% -5.14%
Libertarian Scott A. Kohlhaas 5,046 2.27%
Write-ins 665 0.30%
Majority 121,484 54.77% +40.13%
Turnout 221,807
Republican hold Swing

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