United States Senate election in Montana, 1990

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United States Senate election in Montana, 1990
Montana
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Nominee Max Baucus Allen Kolstad
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 217,563 93,836
Percentage 68.13% 29.38%

U.S. Senator before election

Max Baucus
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Max Baucus
Democratic

The 1990 United States Senate election in Montana took place on November 6, 1990. Incumbent United States Senator Max Baucus, who was first elected in 1978 and was re-elected in 1984, ran for re-election. After winning the Democratic primary, he moved on to the general election, where he was opposed by Allen Kolstad, the Lieutenant Governor of Montana and the Republican nominee. Baucus ultimately ended up defeating Kolstad in a landslide, winning his third term with ease.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Max Baucus (inc.) 80,622 82.60%
Democratic John Driscoll 12,616 12.93%
Democratic "Curly" Thornton 4,367 4.47%
Total votes 97,605 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Allen Kolstad 38,097 43.59%
Republican Bruce Vorhauer 30,837 35.28%
Republican Bill Farrell 11,820 13.52%
Republican John Domenech 6,648 7.61%
Total votes 87,402 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Montana, 1990[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Max Baucus (inc.) 217,563 68.13% +11.24%
Republican Allen Kolstad 93,836 29.38% -11.31%
Libertarian Westley F. Deitchler 7,937 2.49% +0.07%
Majority 123,727 38.75% +22.55%
Turnout 319,336
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Report of the Official Canvass of the Vote Cast at the Primary Election Held in the State of Montana, June 5, 1990" (PDF). Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved July 2, 2014.