United States Senate election in North Dakota, 1998

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United States Senate election in North Dakota, 1998
North Dakota
← 1992 November 3, 1998 2004 →
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Nominee Byron Dorgan Donna Nalewaja
Party Democratic-NPL Republican
Popular vote 134,747 75,013
Percentage 63.2% 35.2%

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County Results

Senator before election

Byron Dorgan

Elected Senator

Byron Dorgan

The 1998 United States Senate election in North Dakota was held on November 3, 1998 along other elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent North Dakota Democratic NPL Party U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan won re-election to a second term.[1]

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Nalewaja's campaign focused on the suggestion that Dorgan had served in the United States Congress for nearly 20 years, and had accomplished relatively little. Dorgan and Nalewaja won the primary elections for their respective parties. McLain had previously run for North Dakota's other senate seat in 1980 against incumbent Mark Andrews.


Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Byron Dorgan (incumbent) 134,747 63.16%
Republican Donna Nalewaja 75,013 35.16%
Independent Harley McLain 3,598 1.69%
Turnout 213,358


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