United States Senate election in Illinois, 1990

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United States Senate election in Illinois, 1990
Illinois
1984 ←
November 6, 1990 → 1996

  PaulMartinSimon.jpg Lynn Morley Martin.jpg
Nominee Paul Simon Lynn Morley Martin
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 2,115,377 1,135,628
Percentage 65.07% 34.93%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Paul Simon
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Paul Simon
Democratic

The 1990 United States Senate election in Illinois was held on November 5, 1990. Incumbent Democratic United States Senator Paul Simon sought re-election to the United States Senate. Senator Simon was opposed by Republican nominee Lynn Morley Martin, a United States Congresswoman from Illinois's 16th congressional district, whom he easily defeated to win a second and final term in the Senate.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Illinois, 1990[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul Simon (Incumbent) 2,115,377 65.07% +15.00%
Republican Lynn Morley Martin 1,135,628 34.93% -13.28%
Majority 979,749 30.14% +28.28%
Turnout 3,251,005
Democratic hold Swing

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