United States Senate election in Georgia, 1986

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United States Senate election in Georgia, 1986
Georgia (U.S. state)
1980 ←
November 8, 1986 → 1992

  Wyche Fowler.PNG MackMattingly.jpg
Nominee Wyche Fowler Mack Mattingly
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 623,707 601,241
Percentage 50.92% 49.08%

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County Results

Senator before election

Mack Mattingly
Republican

Elected Senator

Wyche Fowler
Democratic

The 1986 United States Senate election in Georgia was held on November 8, 1986. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Mack Mattingly decided to run for re-election and lost a close race to Wyche Fowler. [1]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Results[edit]

1986 United States Senate election, Georgia[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Wyche Fowler 623,707 50.91% +1.78
Republican Mack Mattingly (inc.) 601,241 49.08% -1.79
Write-In Votes 60 0.00% N/A
Majority 22,466 1.83 +.09
Turnout 1,225,008
Democratic gain from Republican Swing 1.78

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