1986 United States Senate election in Louisiana

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1986 United States Senate election in Louisiana

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  John Breaux.jpg Henson Moore 1977 congressional photo.jpg
Nominee John Breaux Henson Moore
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 723,586 646,311
Percentage 52.82% 47.18%

Louisiana Senatorial Election Results by County, 1986.svg
Parish Results
Breaux:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Moore:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. Senator before election

Russell B. Long
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

John Breaux
Democratic

The 1986 United States Senate election in Louisiana was held on November 4, 1986. Democratic nominee John Breaux defeated Republican nominee Henson Moore with 52.82% of the vote.

Primary election[edit]

Primary elections were held on September 27, 1986.[1]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

1986 United States Senate primary election in Louisiana[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henson Moore 529,433 44.22
Democratic John Breaux 447,328 37.36
Democratic Samuel B. Nunez Jr. 73,505 6.14
Democratic J. E. Jumonville Jr. 53,394 4.46
Democratic Sherman A. Bernard 52,479 4.38
Democratic Eli Williams 7,286 0.61
Democratic Robert H. Briggs 6,953 0.58
Independent Frank J. McTopy 6,746 0.56
Democratic Fred Collins 5,341 0.45
Democratic John H. Myers 4,084 0.34
Democratic Ken Lewis 3,415 0.29
Independent Vincent Giardina 2,640 0.22
Republican Robert M. Ross 2,493 0.21
Independent Nels J'Anthony 2,144 0.18
Total votes 1,197,241 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • John Breaux, Democratic
  • Henson Moore, Republican

Results[edit]

1986 United States Senate election in Louisiana[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Breaux 723,586 52.82%
Republican Henson Moore 646,311 47.18%
Majority 77,275
Turnout 1,369,897
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Results for Election Date: 9/27/1986". Voterportal.sos.la.gov. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  2. ^ "Results for Election Date: 11/4/1986". Voterportal.sos.la.gov. Retrieved 2018-11-18.