1988 United States Senate election in West Virginia

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United States Senate election in West Virginia, 1988

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  Robert Byrd official portrait (cropped).jpg Jay Wolfe cropped.jpg
Nominee Robert Byrd Jay Wolfe
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 410,983 223,564
Percentage 64.8% 31.0%

West Virginia Senate Election Results by County, 1988.svg
County results
Byrd:
     50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Wolfe:      50–60%

U.S. Senator before election

Robert Byrd
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Robert Byrd
Democratic

The 1988 United States Senate election in West Virginia took place on November 8, 1988. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Byrd won re-election to a sixth term.

Candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Byrd (Incumbent) 410,983 64.8%
Republican Jay Wolfe 223,564 35.2%

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