United States Senate election in Nevada, 1998

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

  Harry Reid official portrait 2009 crop.jpg John Ensign official portrait.jpg
Nominee Harry Reid John Ensign
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 208,621 208,220
Percentage 47.9% 47.8%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Harry Reid
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Harry Reid
Democratic

The 1998 United States Senate election in Nevada was held on November 3, 1998. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Harry Reid won re-election to a third term.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Ensign 105,263 80.57%
Republican Ralph W. Stephens 13,679 10.47%
Republican None of these candidates 11,704 8.96%
Totals 130,646 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Michael Cloud (L)
  • John Ensign (R), U.S. Congressman
  • Harry Reid (D), incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Michael Williams (NL)

Results[edit]

On November 3, 1998, Reid won in a close election by 401 votes -- even closer than Tim Johnson's Senate run in South Dakota in 2002, when he narrowly defeated Congressman John Thune by 524 votes. Ensign did not contest the results, and Reid won the race.

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Harry Reid (inc.) 208,650 47.88% -3.19%
Republican John Ensign 208,222 47.78% +7.56%
Libertarian Michael Cloud 8,129 1.87% +0.41%
None of These Candidates 8,113 1.86% -0.79%
Natural Law Michael E. Williams 2,781 0.64% -0.83%
Majority 401 0.09% -10.74%
Turnout 435,864
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]