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ELECTIONS '96

Mid-Atlantic

November 06, 1996

Democrats carried the day in the presidential race and Senate contests, while incumbents of both parties generally prevailed in House elections. Democrats retained a key Senate seat in New Jersey that had been put up for grabs by the retirement of Sen. Bill Bradley. Incumbent Democrats were reelected in the region's two other Senate contests, in Delaware and West Virginia. Republicans, however, captured the West Virginia governorship vacated by a retiring Democrat. In a key House upset, a Democrat defeated a Republican incumbent in New Jersey. President Clinton carried every state in the region comfortably.

DELAWARE

* President --With 100% of votes counted:

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Clinton 140,209 52% Dole 98,906 37% Perot 28,693 11%

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* Senate--Incumbent Democrat Joseph R. Biden Jr. coasted to a fifth term against Republican Raymond Clatworthy, a political novice, and two minor-party candidates.

* House--Republican Michael Castle, who holds the state's only seat, won easily over Democrat Dennis Williams and three other candidates.

* Governor--Incumbent Democrat Thomas Carper defeated Republican state Treasurer Janet Rzewnicki.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

* President --With 100% of votes counted:

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Clinton 152,031 85% Dole 16,637 9% Perot 3,479 2%

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* House--Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton stayed above fray during city's financial crisis and kept her seat.

* Other--Voters agreed to require open meetings of real property assessments board and allow taxpayers to challenge commercial assessments.

MARYLAND

* President --With 94% of votes counted:

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Clinton 859,712 54% Dole 620,643 39% Perot 109,038 7%

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* House--All eight incumbents won, as expected. Four are Democrats, including Steny H. Hoyer, and four are Republicans, including Roscoe G. Bartlett.

* Other--Voters approved a ballot measure to bar lame-duck governors from filling vacant offices, except in emergencies.

NEW JERSEY

* President --With 94% of votes counted:

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Clinton 1,484,417 54% Dole 984,900 36% Perot 227,591 8%

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* Senate--In a race so nasty that three newspapers refused to endorse either major-party candidate. Democratic Rep. Robert G. Torricelli defeated Republican Rep. Dick Zimmer and seven independents to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Bill Bradley.

* House--GOP incumbents Frank LoBiondo, Marge Roukema and Christopher Smith helped Republicans win seven of thirteen seats at stake, despite having freshman Bill Martini ousted by Paterson Mayor William Pascrell.

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* Other--Voters passed a ballot measure that will dedicate part of business taxes to toxic cleanups and another that will raise money with a bond issue for cleanups and dredging waterways.

NEW YORK

* President --With 88% of votes counted:

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Clinton 3,131,379 60% Dole 1,601,905 31% Perot 408,959 8%

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* House--Incumbent Democrats took at least 18 of 31 contests, including Floyd Flake in a landslide over Republican challenger Jorawar Misir. Incumbent Republican Susan Molinari defeated Democrat Tyrone Butler and two other candidates. GOP freshman Dan Frisa lost to Democrat Carolyn McCarthy, whose husband was killed and son wounded in Long Island Rail Road massacre. McCarthy switched parties after Frisa voted to repeal the assault-weapons ban.

PENNSYLVANIA

* President --With 97% of votes counted:

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Clinton 2,141,218 49% Dole 1,727,079 40% Perot 414,657 10%

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* House--Democrats and Republicans split 18 seats, with the remaining three contests too close to call. Seventeen-term Republican Joseph McDade, acquitted this summer of federal bribery and racketeering charges, defeated Democrat Joe Cullen and Reform Party candidate Thomas McLaughlin.

WEST VIRGINIA

* President --With 87% of votes counted:

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Clinton 281,642 52% Dole 200,600 37% Perot 58,374 11%

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* Senate--Incumbent Democrat Jay D. "Jay" Rockefeller IV easily defeated GOP novice Betty Burks, who spent less than $5,000 on her campaign.

* House--Races for two of the state's three seats were uncontested: Incumbent Democrats Alan Mollohan and Nich Rahall. In the remaining race, Democrat Robert Wise easily won an eighth term, defeating Republican Greg Morris.

* Governor--The GOP's Cecil Underwood, a former governor, defeated Democrat Charlotte Pritt, a former state senator, and Libertarian Wallace Johnson for the open seat.

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