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United States Senate election in North Dakota, 1986

United States Senate election in North Dakota, 1986

November 4, 1986

Nominee Kent Conrad Mark Andrews
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 143,932 141,812
Percentage 49.8% 49.1%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Mark Andrews

Elected U.S. Senator

Kent Conrad

The 1986 United States Senate election in North Dakota was held November 4, 1986. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Mark Andrews lost re-election to a second term to Dem-NPL nominee Kent Conrad.


  • Major candidates 1
    • Dem-NPL 1.1
    • Republican 1.2
  • Campaign 2
  • Results 3
  • Notes 4

Major candidates




Andrews lost re-election by just over 2,000[1] votes after a rigorous campaign involving personal attacks and other strategies.


General election results
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kent Conrad 143,932 49.80
Republican Mark Andrews (incumbent) 141,812 49.07
Independent Anna B. Bourgois 3,269 1.13
Democratic gain from Republican Swing
Turnout 289,013


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  • 1986 North Dakota U.S. Senate Election results
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