United States Senate election in Connecticut, 1992

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United States Senate election in Connecticut, 1992
1986 ←
November 3, 1992 → 1998

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Nominee Christopher Dodd Brook Johnson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 882,569 572,036
Percentage 58.81% 38.12%

Connecticut Election Results by County, all Democratic.svg

County Results

U.S. Senator before election

Chris Dodd

Elected U.S. Senator

Chris Dodd

The 1992 United States Senate election in Connecticut took place on November 3, 1992, alongside other elections to the United States Senate in 34 other states, as well as with a presidential election and elections to the United States House of Representatives in all 50 states. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd won re-election for a third term.

Major candidates[edit]



  • Brook Johnson, businessman


Johnson, a millionaire businessman who had never run for public office before, spent about $900,000 during the primary campaign. His television and radio commercials said that he would bring "a dose of success Washington needs." Dodd had $2 million cash on hand following the primaries.[1]


Connecticut United States Senate election, 1988[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Christopher Dodd 882,569 58.81%
Republican Brook Johnson 572,036 38.12%
Concerned Citizens Richard D. Gregory 35,315 2.35%
Libertarian Howard A. Grayson Jr. 10,741 0.72%
Totals 1,500,661 100%
Democratic hold


  1. ^ Hays, Constance L. (September 16, 1992). "THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: CONNECTICUT; Brook Johnson Captures Republican Senate Race". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "CT US Senate". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved August 19, 2010.