United States Senate election in Idaho, 1996

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United States Senate election in Idaho, 1996
Idaho
1990 ←
November 4, 1996 → 2002

  Larry Craig official portrait.jpg Walt Minnick official photo.jpg
Nominee Larry Craig Walt Minnick
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 283,532 198,422
Percentage 57.0% 39.9%

U.S. Senator before election

Larry Craig
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Larry Craig
Republican

The 1996 United States Senate election in Idaho took place on November 4, 1996. Incumbent Larry Craig won re-election against Democrat Walt Minnick.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walt Minnick 34,551 100.00
Total votes 34,551 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry Craig (inc.) 106,817 100.00
Total votes 106,817 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Larry Craig (inc.) 283,532 57.02% -4.27%
Democratic Walt Minnick 198,422 39.91% +1.20%
Independent Mary J. Charbonneau 10,137 2.04%
Natural Law Susan Vegors 5,142 1.03%
Majority 85,110 17.12% -5.47%
Turnout 497,233
Republican hold Swing

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