United States Senate election in Wisconsin, 1988

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United States Senate election in Wisconsin, 1988
1982 ←
November 8, 1988 → 1994

  Herbert Kohl, official photo.jpg
Nominee Herb Kohl Susan Engeleiter
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,128,625 1,030,440
Percentage 52.1% 47.6%

U.S. Senator before election

William Proxmire

Elected U.S. Senator

Herb Kohl

The 1988 United States Senate election in Wisconsin took place on November 8, 1988. Incumbent Democrat U.S. Senator William Proxmire decided to retire, instead of running for re-election to a sixth full term. Democrat Herb Kohl won the open seat.

Major candidates[edit]




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Herb Kohl 1,128,625 52.1%
Republican Susan Engeleiter 1,030,440 47.6%
Independent George W. Zaehringer 3,965 0.2%
Socialist Workers Patricia Grogan 3,029 0.1%
Independent Arlyn F. Wollenburg 1,198 0.1%


  1. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=3442

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