Who ran in 1988 presidential election?

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Who ran in 1988 presidential election?

In the 1988 presidential election, Republican Vice President George H. W. Bush defeated Democratic Governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts. Bush won the popular vote by just under eight points, and won 426 of the 538 electoral votes.

Who did Texas vote for in 1988?

Incumbent Vice President George H. W. Bush won his home state against Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. Bush ran with Indiana Senator Dan Quayle as Vice President, and Dukakis ran with Texas Senator Lloyd Bentsen. Texas voted for Bush by a solid 12.6% margin.

Which party controlled the House in 1988?

100th United States Congress
House Majority Democratic
House Speaker Jim Wright (D)
1st: January 6, 1987 – December 22, 1987 2nd: January 25, 1988 – October 22, 1988

Who had the Senate in 1988?

1988 United States Senate elections

Leader Robert Byrd Bob Dole
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 3, 1977 January 3, 1985
Leader’s seat West Virginia Kansas
Seats before 54 46

Who is the Democratic nominee in 1988?

Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis was selected as the nominee through a series of primary elections and caucuses culminating in the 1988 Democratic National Convention held from July 18 to July 21, 1988, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Did Ronald Reagan win California 1988?

Reagan easily won his home state with a comfortable 16.24% margin and carried all but five counties. Bush would win the state by a 3-point margin in 1988), and won every county of Greater Southern California.