United States Senate election in Idaho, 1998

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United States Senate election in Idaho, 1998
Idaho
1992 ←
November 3, 1998
→ 2004

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Nominee Mike Crapo Bill Mauk
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 262,966 107,375
Percentage 69.5% 28.4%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Dirk Kempthorne
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Mike Crapo
Republican

The 1998 United States Senate election in Idaho took place on November 3, 1998 alongside other elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Dirk Kempthorne decided to retire after one term to run for Governor. Republican nominee Mike Crapo won the open seat.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results1
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Mauk 22,503 100.00%
Totals 22,503 100.00%

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results2
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Crapo 110,205 87.27%
Republican Matt Lambert 16,075 12.73%
Totals 126,280 100.00%

General election

Candidates

Results

General election results3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Crapo 262,966 69.54% +13.01%
Democratic Bill Mauk 107,375 28.39% -15.08%
Natural Law George J. Mansfeld 7,833 2.07%
Majority 155,591 41.14% +28.10%
Turnout 378,174
Republican hold Swing

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