1994 United States Senate election in Michigan
|Elections in Michigan|
The 1994 United States Senate election in Michigan was held November 8, 1994. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Don Riegle decided to retire and not run for re-election. Republican Spencer Abraham won the open seat, becoming the first Republican to win a U.S. Senate race in Michigan since 1972. As of 2020, this is the last Senate election in Michigan won by a Republican.
Riegle, a 3-term incumbent, was considered one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats in the 1994 mid-term elections, due to the unpopularity of President Bill Clinton and his being involved as a member of the Keating Five, a group of five United States Senators who were accused of corruption. After months of speculation, Riegle announced he would not seek a 4th term in a speech on the Senate floor.
- Bob Carr, U.S. Representative
- Spencer Abraham, Chairman of Michigan Republican Party
- Jon Coon
- William Roundtree
- Chris Wege
|Workers World||William Roundtree||20,010||0.7|
|Natural Law||Chris Wege||14,746||0.5|
- Richard L. Berke (July 27, 1993). “Senate Democrats See Re-election Perils in ’94”. New York Times. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
- William J. Eaton (September 29, 1993). “Riegle Is 3rd Keating Case Senator to Not Seek Office”. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
- Parker, Randy (May 27, 2003). “Our Campaigns: MI U.S. Senate”. Our Campaigns.