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United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1988

Updated: 2017-08-26T16:41Z
United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1988
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  TedKennedy.png Joe Malone file photo (cropped).jpg
Nominee Ted Kennedy Joseph D. Malone
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,693,344 884,267
Percentage 65.0% 33.9%

Massachusetts Election Results by County, all Democratic.svg
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Ted Kennedy

Elected U.S. Senator

Ted Kennedy

The 1988 United States Senate election in Massachusetts was held on November 8, 1988. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy won re-election to his fifth full term.

Major candidates


  • Ted Kennedy - incumbent U.S. Senator, newly elected in 1962.


  • Joseph D. Malone - party activist


Massachusetts United States Senate election, 1988
Democratic Edward M. Kennedy (Incumbent) 1,693,344 64.97 +4.16
Republican Joseph D. Malone 884,267 33.93 -4.33
New Alliance Mary Fridley 15,208 0.58 +0.58
Libertarian Freda Lee Nason 13,199 0.51 -0.41
All others 207 0.01 +0
Total votes 2,606,225 87.77%

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