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|‹ 1986 1990 ›|
|United States Senate elections, 1988|
|35 out of 100 seats in the United States Senate, 51 needed for majority|
|November 8, 1988|
|Majority party||Minority party|
|Leader||Bob Dole||George Mitchell|
|Last election||45 seats||55 seats|
Majority Leader before election
Elected Majority Leader
The Senate elections of 1988 were held on November 8, 1988 and coincided with the landslide third-term reelection of Ronald Reagan. They featured Reagan's Republican Party gaining back the Senate which they had lost in the 1986 midterms. The Republicans also gained control of the House, and they would lose neither house of Congress until the 1998 midterms. This solidified their status as a majority party.