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NATIONAL ELECTION RETURNS : EDITION-TIME COMPILATIONS : State-by-State Election Reports of Key Races and Issues : Indiana

November 05, 1986

INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Dan Quayle easily defeated political newcomer Jill Long to win a second term in the Senate. Quayle's 62%-38% margin made him the first candidate to win more than 60% of the vote since popular election of senators began.

In the 8th District "McRace," Democratic Rep. Frank McCloskey defeated Republican challenger Richard D. McIntyre, 52% to 48%. In 1984, McIntyre was certified as the winner by the Indiana secretary of state, but the Democratic-controlled House voted to seat McCloskey, prompting a brief GOP walkout.

Democrats won six other House seats. Republicans won three.

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