United States Senate election in Georgia, 1992

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United States Senate election in Georgia, 1992
Georgia (U.S. state)
1986 ←
November 3 and 24, 1992
→ 1998

  Paul Coverdell.PNG Wyche Fowler.PNG
Nominee Paul Coverdell Wyche Fowler
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 635,118 618,774
Percentage 50.65% 49.35%

U.S. Senator before election

Wyche Fowler
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Paul Coverdell
Republican

The 1992 United States Senate election in Georgia was held on November 3, 1992. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Wyche Fowler did not receive a simple majority in the general election, which demanded a runoff. Coverdell edged out Fowler in the runoff with a narrow margin.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

The general primary was held July 21, 1992.[2] A run-off between the top two Republican contenders was held on August 11, in which Paul Coverdell defeated Bob Barr.

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Results[3] for the first round showed that since Paul Coverdell did not win a majority of the vote, a runoff was held between him and Barr. Coverdell subsequently won the runoff.

1992 Georgia U.S. Senate Republican primary election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Paul Coverdell 100,016 37.05
Republican Bob Barr 65,471 24.25
Republican John Knox 64,514 23.90
Republican Charlie Tanskley 32,590 12.07
Republican Dean Parkison 7,352 2.72
Turnout 269,943 100.0
1992 Georgia U.S. Senate Republican primary election runoff
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Paul Coverdell 80,435 50.49
Republican Bob Barr 78,887 49.51
Turnout 159,332 100.0

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Initial[edit]

As no candidate reached a majority on November 3, a runoff election was held on November 24, which Coverdell won.

Georgia United States Senate election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Wyche Fowler (incumbent) 1,108,416 49.23
Republican Paul Coverdell 1,073,282 47.67
Libertarian Jim Hudson 69,878 3.10
Write-In Votes 11 0.0
Majority 35,134 1.56
Turnout 2,251,587

Run off[edit]

Georgia United States Senate election runoff, 1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Paul Coverdell 635,118 50.65
Democratic Wyche Fowler (incumbent) 618,774 49.35
Majority 16,344 1.30
Turnout 1,253,892

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