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  •   Senate: Incumbents and Open Seats

    This is the complete list of U.S. Senate seats up in 1998, including the 1992 election results of both the incumbents seeking reelection and the senators who are stepping down. This year's key contests are among them. In addition, follow what's happening with congressional races with Key Stories.

    Incumbents | Open Seats
    1997 Senate 1995 Senate 1993 Senate
    Incumbents
    State Incumbent  '92 Result
    Alabama Richard C. Shelby (R) 65%
    Alaska Frank H. Murkowski (R) 53%
    Arizona John McCain (R) 56%
    California Barbara Boxer (D) 48%
    Colorado Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R) 52%
    Connecticut Christopher J. Dodd (D) 59%
    Florida Bob Graham (D) 65%
    Georgia Paul Coverdell (R) 51%
    Hawaii Daniel K. Inouye (D) 57%
    Illinois Carol Moseley-Braun (D) 53%
    Iowa Charles E. Grassley (R) 70%
    Kansas Sam Brownback (R) * 54%
    Louisiana John Breaux (D) 73%
    Maryland Barbara Mikulski (D) 71%
    Missouri Christopher S. (Kit) Bond (R) 52%
    Nevada Harry M. Reid (D) 51%
    New Hampshire Judd Gregg (R) 48%
    New York Alfonse M. D'Amato (R) 49%
    North Carolina Lauch Faircloth (R) 50%
    North Dakota Byron L. Dorgan (D) 59%
    Oklahoma Don Nickles (R) 59%
    Oregon Ron Wyden (D) ** 48%
    Pennsylvania Arlen Specter (R) 49%
    South Carolina Ernest F. Hollings (D) 50%
    South Dakota Thomas A. Daschle (D) 65%
    Utah Robert F. Bennett (R) 55%
    Vermont Patrick J. Leahy (D) 54%
    Washington Patty Murray (D) 54%
    Wisconsin Russell Feingold (D) 53%
    * Brownback won a 1996 special election to replace Robert J. Dole (R).
    ** Wyden won a 1996 special election to replace Bob Packwood (R).

    Open Seats
    State Incumbent Why Open  '92 Result
    Idaho Dirk Kempthorne (R) Running for governor 57%
    Arkansas Dale Bumpers (D) Retiring 60%
    Indiana Dan Coats (R) Retiring 57%
    Kentucky Wendell H. Ford (D) Retiring 63%
    Ohio John Glenn (D) Retiring 51%


    Sources: Almanac of American Politics, Politics in America 1998, House and Senate librarians, National Governors Association, Hotline.

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