United States Senate election in Idaho, 1992

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

  Dirk Kempthorne, official Interior Dept color photo, 2006.jpg Richard H. Stallings.jpg
Nominee Dirk Kempthorne Richard H. Stallings
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 270,468 208,036
Percentage 56.5% 43.5%

U.S. Senator before election

Steve Symms
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Dirk Kempthorne
Republican

The 1992 United States Senate election in Idaho took place on November 3, 1992 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 Republican U.S. Senator Steve Symms decided to retire instead of seeking a third term. Republican nominee Dirk Kempthorne won the open seat.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard H. Stallings 40,102 71.66%
Democratic Matt Schaffer 8,976 16.04%
Democratic David W. Sheperd 6,882 12.30%
Totals 55,960 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dirk Kempthorne 67,001 57.43%
Republican Rod Beck 26,977 23.12%
Republican Milt Erhart 22,682 19.44%
Totals 116,660 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Dirk Kempthorne 270,468 56.52% +4.97%
Democratic Richard H. Stallings 208,036 43.48% -4.97%
Majority 62,432 13.05% +9.93%
Turnout 478,504
Republican hold Swing

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