United States Senate election in North Carolina, 1986

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United States Senate election in North Carolina, 1986
North Carolina
1980 ←
November 8, 1986
→ 1992

  Terry Sanford.jpg James Broyhill.jpg
Nominee Terry Sanford Jim Broyhill
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 823,662 767,668
Percentage 51.76% 49.38%

Senator before election

Jim Broyhill
Republican

Elected Senator

Terry Sanford
Democratic

The 1986 United States Senate election in North Carolina was held on November 8, 1986 as part of the nation-wide elections to the Senate. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Jim Broyhill, who had been appointed in June 1986 to serve out the rest of John Porter East's term, faced off against popular Democrat Terry Sanford. Sanford won both the special election in June and the regular general election in November.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

1986 North Carolina U.S. Senate Democratic primary election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Terry Sanford 409,394 60.25 N/A
Democratic John Ingram 111,557 16.42 N/A
Democratic Fountain Odom 49,689 7.31 N/A
Democratic William Belk 33,821 4.98 N/A
Democratic Theodore Kinney 27,228 4.01 N/A
Democratic Betty Wallace 17,001 2.50 N/A
Democratic Katherin Harper 12,998 1.91 N/A
Democratic Walt Atkins 8,306 1.22 N/A
Democratic Others 9,493 1.40 N/A
Turnout 679,487

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

1986 North Carolina U.S. Senate Republican primary election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jim Broyhill 139,570 66.52
Republican David Funderburk 63,593 30.31
Republican Glenn Miller 6,662 3.18
Turnout 148,574

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

1986 North Carolina U.S. Senate election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Terry Sanford 823,662 51.76 +2.38
Republican Jim Broyhill (incumbent) 767,668 48.24 -1.72
Turnout 1,591,330
1986 North Carolina U.S. Senate election – Special election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Terry Sanford 780,967 50.88 N/A
Republican Jim Broyhill (incumbent) 753,881 49.12 N/A
Turnout 1,534,875

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "North Carolina DataNet #46". University of North Carolina. April 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-12.