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United States Senate election in Mississippi, 1988


United States Senate election in Mississippi, 1988

United States Senate election in Mississippi, 1988

November 8, 1988

Nominee Trent Lott Wayne Dowdy
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 510,380 436,339
Percentage 53.9% 46.1%

U.S. Senator before election

John C. Stennis

Elected U.S. Senator

Trent Lott

The 1988 United States Senate election in Mississippi was held on November 8, 1988. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator John C. Stennis decided to retire instead of seeking an eighth term. Republican Trent Lott won the open seat.

Major candidates




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Trent Lott 510,380 53.9
Democratic Wayne Dowdy 436,339 46.1


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