United States Senate election in South Carolina, 1990
|Elections in South Carolina|
The 1990 South Carolina United States Senate election was held on November 6, 1990 to select the U.S. Senator from the state of South Carolina. Popular incumbent Republican Senator Strom Thurmond cruised to re-election against Democratic challenger Bob Cunningham.
Senator Strom Thurmond faced no opposition from South Carolina Republicans and avoided a primary election. The state Democrats saw this as an unwinnable race so when Bob Cunningham sought the Democratic nonimation, he was unopposed in his bid.
General election campaign
Cunningham, a retired intelligence officer, had little chance of defeating Strom Thurmond and the election was never a serious contest. Thurmond overwhelmingly outspent Cunningham in his re-election campaign.
|South Carolina U.S. Senate Election, 1990|
|Libertarian||William H. Griffin||13,804||1.8||+0.4|
|American||Marion C. Metts||10,317||1.4||+1.4|
- List of United States Senators from South Carolina
- United States Senate elections, 1990
- South Carolina gubernatorial election, 1990
- State Election Commission (1991). South Carolina Election Commission Annual Report 1990-1991. Columbia, SC: The Commission. p. 91.