United States Senate election in Kansas, 1992

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United States Senate election in Kansas, 1992
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Nominee Bob Dole Gloria O'Dell
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 706,246 349,525
Percentage 62.7% 31.0%

U.S. Senator before election

Bob Dole

Elected U.S. Senator

Bob Dole

The 1992 United States Senate election in Kansas took place on November 3, 1992. Incumbent Republican senator Bob Dole won re-election to a sixth term, defeating Democratic nominee Gloria O'Dell. Nearly two decades after his failed vice-presidential bid in 1976, this would be Dole's last election to the Senate. He would resign in 1996 while running for President of the United States. Dole also became the Republican Leader of the United States Senate seven years prior.

Major candidates[edit]


  • Gloria O'Dell, teacher and former journalist[1]

In the Democratic primary, O'Dell defeated Fred Phelps, the highly controversial pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church.



General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Dole 706,246 62.70%
Democratic Gloria O'Dell 349,525 31.03%
Independent Christina Campbell-Cline 45,423 4.03%
Libertarian Mark B. Kirk 25,253 2.24%
Majority 356,721 31.67%
Turnout 1,126,447
Republican hold Swing

See also[edit]


  1. ^ New York Times
  2. ^ Leip, David. "1992 Senatorial General Election Results - Kansas". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved February 27, 2013.