1988 United States Senate election in Wisconsin
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|Elections in Wisconsin|
The 1988 United States Senate election in Wisconsin took place on November 8, 1988. Incumbent Democratic 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.
- Herb Kohl, businessman & former chairman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin
- Tony Earl, former Governor of Wisconsin
- Ed Garvey, 1986 U.S. Senate candidate
- Doug La Follette, Secretary of State of Wisconsin
- Edmond C. Hou-Seye
|Democratic||Doug La Follette||19,819||3.72%|
|Democratic||Edmond C. Hou-Seye||5,040||0.95%|
- Susan Engeleiter, State Senator
- Steve King, Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin
- Peter Y. Taylor
|Republican||Peter Y. Taylor||6,149||1.69%|
|Independent||George W. Zaehringer||3,965||0.2%|
|Socialist Workers||Patricia Grogan||3,029||0.1%|
|Independent||Arlyn F. Wollenburg||1,198||0.1%|
- "WI US Senate - D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
- "WI US Senate - R Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 20, 2017.