1988 United States Senate election in Connecticut

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United States Senate election in Connecticut, 1988

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  Joe Lieberman official portrait.jpg Lweicker.jpg
Nominee Joe Lieberman Lowell Weicker
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 688,499 677,903
Percentage 49.8% 49.0%

United States Senate election in Connecticut 1988.svg
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Lowell P. Weicker Jr.

Elected U.S. Senator

Joe Lieberman

The 1988 United States Senate election in Connecticut took place on November 8, 1988. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Lowell P. Weicker Jr. ran for re-election to a fourth term, but was defeated by Democrat Joe Lieberman, the Connecticut Attorney General and eventual 2000 nominee for Vice President of the United States who would remain in office until 2013, when he retired.

Major candidates[edit]




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Lieberman 688,499 49.8%
Republican Lowell Weicker (incumbent) 677,903 49.0%
Libertarian Howard A. Grayson Jr. 12,409 0.9%
New Alliance Melissa M. Fisher 4,154 0.3%
Total votes 1,379,362 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

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