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1986 United States Senate election in Oklahoma

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1986 United States Senate election in Oklahoma

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  Sen Don Nickles.jpg James Robert Jones.jpg
Nominee Don Nickles James R. Jones
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 493,436 400,230
Percentage 55.2% 44.8%

1986 United States Senate election in Oklahoma results map by county.svg
County results

Nickles:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Jones:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. senator before election

Don Nickles

Elected U.S. Senator

Don Nickles

The 1986 United States Senate election in Oklahoma was held on November 3, 1986. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Don Nickles won re-election to his second term.

Democratic primary



Democratic primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James R. Jones 324,907 67.40
Democratic George Gentry 157,141 32.60
Total votes 482,048 100


1986 Oklahoma U.S. Senate election[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don Nickles (Incumbent) 493,436 55.2%
Democratic James R. Jones 400,230 44.8%
Republican hold

Source: "1986 United States Senate election in Oklahoma", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, December 21st),

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  1. ^ "1986 Election Results" (PDF). Oklahoma Board of Elections. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 July 2021. Retrieved 4 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - NH US Senate Race - Nov 03, 1998".

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