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United States Senate election in Virginia, 1988


United States Senate election in Virginia, 1988

United States Senate election in Virginia, 1988

November 8, 1988

Turnout 49.8% (voting eligible)[1]
Nominee Chuck Robb Maurice A. Dawkins
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,474,086 593,652
Percentage 71.3% 28.7%

U.S. Senate election results map. Blue denotes counties/districts won by Robb.

U.S. Senator before election

Paul S. Trible

Elected U.S. Senator

Chuck Robb

The 1988 United States Senate election in Virginia was held on November 8, 1988. Former governor, Democrat Chuck Robb replaced Republican Senator Paul S. Trible, Jr., who opted not to run for reelection.


  • Candidates 1
    • Democratic 1.1
    • Republican 1.2
  • Results 2
  • References 3





General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Chuck Robb 1,474,086 71.25% +22.45%
Republican Maurice A. Dawkins 593,652 28.69% -22.51%
Write-ins 1,159 0.06%
Majority 880,434 42.56% +40.18%
Turnout 2,068,897
Democratic gain from Republican Swing


  1. ^ Dr. Michael McDonald (March 25, 2013). "Turnout 1980-2012".  
  2. ^
Preceded by
John Warner
Virginia U.S. Senate elections
Chuck Robb
Succeeded by
John Warner

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