1996 United States Senate election in Wyoming

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United States Senate election in Wyoming, 1996

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Nominee Mike Enzi Kathy Karpan
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 114,116 89,103
Percentage 54.1% 42.2%

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County Results

Enzi:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%

Karpan:      40–50%      50–60%

U.S. Senator before election

Alan K. Simpson
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Mike Enzi
Republican

The 1996 United States Senate election in Wyoming was held November 5, 1996. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Alan K. Simpson decided to retire. Republican nominee Mike Enzi won the open seat.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathy Karpan 32,419 86.07%
Democratic Mickey Kalinay 5,245 13.93%
Total votes 37,664 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Enzi 27,056 32.47%
Republican John Barrasso 24,918 29.90%
Republican Curt Meier 14,739 17.69%
Republican Nimi McConigley 6,005 7.21%
Republican Kevin Meenan 6,000 7.20%
Republican Kathleen P. Jachkowski 2,269 2.72%
Republican Brian E. Coen 943 1.13%
Republican Cleveland B. Holloway 874 1.05%
Republican Russ Hanrahan 524 0.63%
Total votes 83,328 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Enzi 114,116 54.06% -9.87%
Democratic Kathy Karpan 89,103 42.21% +6.15%
Libertarian David Herbert 5,289 2.51%
Natural Law Lloyd Marsden 2,569 1.22%
Majority 25,013 11.85% -16.02%
Turnout 211,077
Republican hold Swing

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