United States Senate election in Iowa, 1990

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United States Senate election in Iowa, 1990
Iowa
1984 ←
November 5, 1990 → 1996

  Tom Harkin official portrait.jpg Tom Tauke congressional portrait.jpg
Nominee Tom Harkin Tom Tauke
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 535,975 446,869
Percentage 54.47% 45.42%

Senator before election

Tom Harkin
Democratic

Elected Senator

Tom Harkin
Democratic

The 1990 United States Senate election in Iowa was held on November 5, 1990. Incumbent Democratic United States Senator Tom Harkin sought re-election to a second term in the United States Senate. Harkin was opposed by Republican United States Congressman Tom Tauke, from Iowa's 2nd congressional district, and both Harkin and Tauke won their primaries uncontested. Though Harkin performed slightly worse than he had six years earlier, he was successful in his re-election bid and defeated Tauke.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Harkin (inc.) 162,661 99.47%
Democratic Write-ins 867 0.53%
Totals 163,528 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Tauke 91,798 99.81%
Republican Write-ins 172 0.19%
Totals 91,970 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Iowa, 1990[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Tom Harkin (inc.) 535,975 54.47% -0.98%
Republican Tom Tauke 446,869 45.42% +1.76%
Write-ins 1,089 0.11%
Majority 89,106 9.06% -2.74%
Turnout 983,933
Democratic hold Swing

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