United States Senate election in Indiana, 1998

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United States Senate election in Indiana, 1998
Indiana
1992 ←
November 3, 1998 → 2004

  Evan Bayh official portrait.jpg Paul Helmke.jpg
Nominee Evan Bayh Paul Helmke
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,012,244 552,732
Percentage 63.7% 34.8%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Dan Coats
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Evan Bayh
Democratic

The 1998 United States Senate election in Indiana was held on November 3, 1998. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Dan Coats decided to retire instead of seeking a second full term. Democratic nominee Evan Bayh won the open seat his father once held.

Candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Results[edit]

Overall[edit]

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Evan Bayh 1,012,244 63.7%
Republican Paul Helmke 552,732 34.8%
Libertarian Rebecca Sink-Burris 23,641 1.5%
Majority 459,512
Turnout 1,588,617
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

By county[edit]

Bayh won 88 of Indiana's counties compared to 4 for Helmke.

County Bayh Votes Helmke Votes Sink-Burris Votes Total
Adams 60.5% 6,407 37.8% 4,011 1.7% 185 10,603
Allen 53.5% 41,037 44.5% 34,183 2.0% 1,496 76,716
Bartholomew 60.9% 11,937 37.7% 7,383 1.4% 275 19,595
Benton 62.2% 2,019 36.1% 1,172 1.7% 54 3,245
Blackford 67.4% 2,916 31.2% 1,348 1.4% 60 4,324
Boone 48.7% 6,267 49.6% 6,377 1.7% 215 12,859
Brown 64.6% 3,670 33.5% 1,903 1.9% 107 5,680
Carroll 62.4% 3,987 36.6% 2,340 1.0% 63 6,390
Cass 60.5% 7,454 38.0% 4,691 1.5% 184 12,329
Clark 71.8% 18,747 27.1% 7,090 1.1% 291 26,128
Clay 73.2% 6,099 25.7% 2,137 1.1% 95 8,331
Clinton 58.5% 4,859 40.1% 3,332 1.4% 113 8,304
Crawford 70.0% 2,673 28.2% 1,075 1.8% 70 3,818
Daviess 62.8% 5,056 36.3% 2,918 0.9% 75 8,049
Dearborn 57.1% 6,650 40.4% 4,704 2.5% 286 11,640
Decatur 63.5% 4,372 35.4% 2,434 1.1% 79 6,885
DeKalb 57.3% 5,217 41.1% 3,736 1.6% 145 9,098
Delaware 67.4% 23,142 31.3% 10,758 1.3% 458 34,358
Dubois 71.2% 8,623 26.4% 3,199 2.4% 292 12,114
Elkhart 51.9% 17,863 47.1% 16,238 1.0% 334 34,435
Fayette 71.9% 5,717 26.9% 2,137 1.2% 99 7,953
Floyd 68.1% 15,150 30.7% 6,832 1.2% 261 22,243
Fountain 65.4% 4,143 33.5% 2,125 1.1% 70 6,338
Franklin 64.4% 3,817 33.9% 2,014 1.7% 100 5,931
Fulton 66.9% 4,751 31.6% 2,248 1.5% 107 7,106
Gibson 73.2% 8,265 25.8% 2,914 0.9% 107 11,286
Grant 61.9% 13,067 37.1% 7,829 1.0% 212 21,108
Greene 71.5% 8,002 27.4% 3,062 1.1% 123 11,187
Hamilton 42.4% 18,793 56.2% 24,948 1.4% 611 44,352
Hancock 54.8% 9,135 43.7% 7,303 1.5% 244 16,682
Harrison 69.4% 8,245 28.9% 3,430 1.7% 200 11,875
Hendricks 46.8% 11,458 52.0% 12,757 1.2% 301 24,516
Henry 66.2% 10,029 32.6% 4,954 1.2% 176 15,159
Howard 63.6% 15,811 35.0% 8,686 1.4% 347 24,844
Huntington 52.8% 5,412 45.8% 4,692 1.4% 144 10,248
Jackson 68.2% 8,557 30.7% 3,856 1.1% 144 12,557
Jasper 56.2% 3,764 42.5% 2,850 1.3% 90 6,704
Jay 64.3% 4,202 34.2% 2,240 1.5% 96 6,538
Jefferson 64.9% 6,134 25.9% 2,450 9.2% 865 9,449
Jennings 63.8% 4,507 34.6% 2,448 1.6% 110 7,065
Johnson 55.0% 15,965 43.5% 12,637 1.5% 422 29,024
Knox 74.5% 9,101 24.6% 3,003 0.9% 108 12,212
Kosciusko 48.1% 8,423 49.9% 8,750 2.0% 342 17,515
LaGrange 58.1% 3,715 40.6% 2,596 1.3% 81 6,392
Lake 78.0% 80,073 20.9% 21,429 1.1% 1,139 102,641
LaPorte 71.2% 21,495 27.5% 8,304 1.3% 386 30,185
Lawrence 61.2% 7,967 37.3% 4,850 1.5% 201 13,018
Madison 69.6% 29,134 29.4% 12,317 1.0% 426 41,877
Marion 60.9% 122,830 37.5% 75,688 1.6% 3,329 201,847
Marshall 59.6% 6,504 39.5% 4,310 0.9% 97 10,911
Martin 69.7% 2,624 29.1% 1,099 1.2% 44 3,767
Miami 57.6% 5,689 40.4% 3,993 2.0% 195 9,877
Monroe 66.2% 19,044 30.8% 8,845 3.0% 862 28,751
Montgomery 56.2% 5,062 42.5% 3,835 1.3% 113 9,010
Morgan 55.1% 9,056 43.3% 7,109 1.6% 271 16,436
Newton 65.5% 2,654 32.2% 1,306 2.3% 94 4,054
Noble 58.8% 6,014 39.5% 4,046 1.7% 171 10,231
Ohio 59.6% 1,208 37.5% 760 2.9% 58 2,026
Orange 64.2% 4,343 33.8% 2,293 2.0% 134 6,770
Owen 67.7% 3,625 30.4% 1,632 1.9% 101 5,358
Parke 71.4% 4,192 27.4% 1,611 1.2% 71 5,874
Perry 76.2% 4,218 22.9% 1,265 0.9% 49 5,532
Pike 74.0% 3,883 24.5% 1,284 1.5% 79 5,246
Porter 69.6% 26,219 28.9% 10,890 1.5% 557 37,666
Posey 73.9% 6,870 24.9% 2,316 1.2% 116 9,302
Pulaski 62.6% 2,853 36.0% 1,641 1.4% 62 4,556
Putnam 61.5% 5,706 37.0% 3,437 1.5% 138 9,281
Randolph 61.3% 4,351 37.3% 2,643 1.4% 101 7,095
Ripley 61.2% 5,105 37.7% 3,149 1.1% 96 8,350
Rush 64.0% 4,051 34.5% 2,184 1.5% 92 6,327
Saint Joseph 68.3% 47,214 30.7% 21,229 1.0% 667 69,110
Scott 75.2% 4,492 23.9% 1,428 0.9% 55 5,975
Shelby 62.4% 7,201 36.3% 4,186 1.3% 155 11,542
Spencer 69.0% 5,121 30.4% 2,253 0.6% 48 7,422
Starke 71.7% 5,127 26.4% 1,892 1.9% 135 7,154
Steuben 55.3% 4,204 42.5% 3,237 2.2% 166 7,607
Sullivan 79.0% 5,565 19.7% 1,387 1.3% 90 7,042
Switzerland 67.7% 1,847 31.2% 851 1.1% 30 2,728
Tippecanoe 60.1% 20,293 38.6% 13,025 1.3% 452 33,770
Tipton 62.3% 3,517 36.3% 2,051 1.4% 78 5,646
Union 60.7% 1,451 37.2% 889 2.1% 51 2,391
Vanderburgh 71.5% 36,558 27.3% 14,010 1.2% 590 51,158
Vermillion 82.2% 4,195 16.5% 842 1.3% 65 5,102
Vigo 76.6% 22,070 22.2% 6,415 1.2% 337 28,822
Wabash 55.1% 4,739 44.0% 3,781 0.9% 78 8,598
Warren 67.0% 2,324 31.6% 1,095 1.4% 50 3,469
Warrick 70.8% 11,889 28.0% 4,700 1.2% 194 16,783
Washington 65.7% 5,282 28.5% 2,289 5.9% 472 8,043
Wayne 63.5% 12,704 35.3% 7,068 1.2% 247 20,019
Wells 56.6% 5,146 41.9% 3,806 1.5% 137 9,089
White 68.3% 5,791 30.5% 2,592 1.2% 103 8,486
Whitley 58.9% 5,586 38.8% 3,680 2.3% 222 9,488

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