United States Senate election in Florida, 1998

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

  Bob Graham, official Senate photo portrait, color.jpg Charlie Crist official portrait crop.jpg
Nominee Bob Graham Charlie Crist
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 2,436,407 1,463,755
Percentage 62.5% 37.5%

U.S. Senator before election

Bob Graham
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Bob Graham
Democratic

The 1998 United States Senate election in Florida took place on November 3, 1998 alongside other elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Graham won re-election to a third term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Graham Unopposed 100.0%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charlie Crist 365,894 66.40%
Republican Andy Martin 184,739 33.60%
Totals 550,633 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Graham defeated Crist in a landslide, as Crist won just four counties in the state. There were no third party or independent candidates.

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bob Graham 2,436,407 62.47% -2.93%
Republican Charlie Crist 1,463,755 37.53% +2.94%
Majority 972,652 24.94%
Total votes 3,900,162 100%
Democratic hold Swing

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