United States Senate election in Mississippi, 1996

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United States Senate election in Mississippi, 1996

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  Thad Cochran official photo.jpg No image.svg
Nominee Thad Cochran Bootie Hunt
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 624,154 240,647
Percentage 71.0% 27.4%

U.S. Senator before election

Thad Cochran

Elected U.S. Senator

Thad Cochran

The 1996 United States Senate election in Mississippi was held on November 5, 1996. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran won re-election to a fourth term.

Major candidates[edit]


  • Bootie Hunt, retired factory worker[1]



Mississippi U.S. Senate Election, 1996[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thad Cochran 624,154 71.0%
Democratic Bootie Hunt 240,647 27.4%
Independent Ted Weill 13,861 1.6%

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