United States Senate election in Iowa, 1986

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United States Senate election in Iowa, 1986
Iowa
1980 ←
November 3, 1986
→ 1992

  Sen Chuck Grassley official.jpg
Nominee Chuck Grassley John P. Roehrick
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 588,880 299,406
Percentage 66.04% 33.57%

Senator before election

Chuck Grassley
Republican

Elected Senator

Chuck Grassley
Republican

The 1986 United States Senate election in Iowa was held November 3, 1986. Incumbent Republican United States Senator Chuck Grassley ran for re-election to a second term, which he won easily over Democratic nominee John P. Roehrick, an attorney.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • John P. Roehrick, attorney
  • Juan Cortez

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John P. Roehrick 88,347 83.83%
Democratic Juan Cortez 16,987 16.12%
Democratic Write-ins 60 0.06%
Totals 105,394 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chuck Grassley (inc.) 108,370 99.96%
Republican Write-ins 38 0.04%
Totals 108,408 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Iowa, 1986[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Chuck Grassley (inc.) 588,880 66.04% +12.55%
Democratic John P. Roehrick 299,406 33.57% -11.97%
Independent John Masters 3,370 0.38%
Write-ins 106 0.01%
Majority 289,474 32.46% +24.51%
Turnout 891,762
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]