United States Senate election in Kansas, 1996

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United States Senate election in Kansas, 1996
Kansas
1990 ←
November 5, 1996
→ 2002

  Pat Roberts official photo.jpg
Nominee Pat Roberts Sally Thompson
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 652,677 362,380
Percentage 62.0% 34.4%

Kansas Rep sweep excluding Wyan only.PNG

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Nancy Kassebaum
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Pat Roberts
Republican

The 1996 United States Senate election in Kansas was held November 5, 1996. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Nancy Kassebaum decided to retire instead of seeking a fourth term. Republican Pat Roberts won the open seat.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sally Thompson 121,476 100.00%
Totals 121,476 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Pat Roberts, U.S. Congressman
  • Tom Little
  • Tom Oyler
  • Richard L. Cooley

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pat Roberts 245,411 78.21%
Republican Tom Little 25,052 7.98%
Republican Tom Oyler 23,266 7.41%
Republican Richard L. Cooley 20,060 6.39%
Totals 313,789 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Pat Roberts 652,677 62.02% -11.57%
Democratic Sally Thompson 362,380 34.44% +8.05%
Reform Mark S. Marney 24,145 2.29%
Libertarian Steven Rosile 13,098 1.24%
Majority 290,297 27.59% -19.61%
Turnout 1,052,300
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]