United States Senate election in Iowa, 1998

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United States Senate election in Iowa, 1998
Iowa
1992 ←
November 3, 1998
→ 2004

  Sen Chuck Grassley official.jpg David Osterberg.jpg
Nominee Chuck Grassley David Osterberg
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 648,480 289,049
Percentage 68.41% 30.49%

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County Results

U.S. Senator before election

Chuck Grassley
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Chuck Grassley
Republican

The 1998 United States Senate election in Iowa was held on November 3, 1998. Incumbent Republican United States Senator Chuck Grassley sought re-election to a fourth term in the United States Senate, facing off against former State Representative David Osterberg, who won the Democratic nomination unopposed. Grassley had not faced a competitive election since 1980; this year proved no different, and Grassley crushed Osterberg to win a fourth term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Osterberg 86,064 99.45%
Democratic Write-ins 476 0.55%
Totals 86,540 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chuck Grassley (inc.) 149,943 99.72%
Republican Write-ins 419 0.28%
Totals 150,362 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Iowa, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Chuck Grassley (inc.) 648,480 68.41% -1.20%
Democratic David Osterberg 289,049 30.49% +3.29%
Natural Law Susan Marcus 7,561 0.80% -0.47%
Socialist Workers Margaret Trowe 2,542 0.27% +0.16%
Write-ins 275 0.03%
Majority 359,431 37.92% -4.50%
Turnout 947,907
Republican hold Swing

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