United States Senate election in Oregon, 1986

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United States Senate election in Oregon, 1986
Oregon
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Nominee Bob Packwood Rick Bauman
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 656,317 375,735
Percentage 63.5% 36.5%

U.S. Senator before election

Bob Packwood
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Bob Packwood
Republican

The 1986 United States Senate election in Oregon was held on November 8, 1986. Incumbent Bob Packwood ran for re-election. U.S. Congressman Jim Weaver received the Democratic nomination. A populist Democratic congressman from Eugene, Oregon, he was a darling of the environmentalists. Weaver supported the Oregon Wilderness Act of 1984. Packwood was confident despite the popular opponent, because had more money and a better campaign organization.[1] After winning the party nomination, Weaver was the subject of a House Ethics Committee probe into his campaign finances, and withdrew his candidacy. Rick Bauman was selected to replace Weaver on the ballot, and lost handily to Packwood.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary for the United States Senate from Oregon, 1986[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Weaver 183,334 61.56%
Democratic Rod Monroe 44,553 14.96%
Democratic Rick Bauman 41,939 14.08%
Democratic Steve Anderson 26,130 8.77%
Democratic miscellaneous 1,868 0.63%
Total votes 297,824 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Joe Lutz, Baptist minister and evangelical/conservative activist[3]
  • Bob Packwood, incumbent U.S. Senator

Results[edit]

Republican primary for the United States Senate from Oregon, 1986[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Packwood 171,985 57.62%
Republican Joe Lutz 126,315 42.32%
Republican miscellaneous 166 0.06%
Total votes 298,466 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Oregon, 1986[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Packwood 656,317 62.95%
Democratic Rick Bauman 375,735 36.04%
Independent Write-in 10,503 1.01%
Total votes 1,042,555 100.00%
Republican hold

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