United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 1996

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United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 1996
Rhode Island
1990 ←
November 4, 1996
→ 2002

  Jack Reed, official photo portrait, 2008.jpg
Nominee Jack Reed Nancy Mayer
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 230,676 127,368
Percentage 63.3% 35.0%

Rhode Island Election Results by County, all Democratic.svg

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Claiborne Pell
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Jack Reed
Democratic

The 1996 United States Senate election in Rhode Island took place on November 4, 1996. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell decided to retire. Democratic nominee Jack Reed won the open seat.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jack Reed 59,336 86.13%
Democratic Donald Gill 9,554 13.87%
Totals 68,890 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Nancy Mayer, Treasurer of Rhode Island
  • Thomas R. Post, Jr.
  • Theodore Leonard

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Nancy Mayer 11,600 77.47%
Republican Thomas R. Post, Jr. 2,302 15.37%
Republican Theodore Leonard 1,072 7.16%
Totals 14,974 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jack Reed 230,676 63.31% +1.48%
Republican Nancy Mayer 127,368 34.96% -3.21%
Independent Donald W. Lovejoy 6,327 1.74%
Majority 103,308 28.35% +4.69%
Turnout 364,371
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]