1992 United States Senate election in Ohio

The 1992 United States Senate election in Ohio was held on November 3, 1992. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator John Glenn won re-election to a fourth term,[1] coinciding with Bill Clinton's narrow win during the presidential election. Glenn's voting percentage of 51% represented the worst performance of his four runs for the Senate, likely due to the presence of third-party candidate Martha Grevatt of the far-left Workers World Party. As of 2019, this is the last time the Democrats have won the Class 3 Senate Seat from Ohio.

United States Senate election in Ohio, 1992

November 3, 1992
  John Glenn Low Res Mike DeWine official photo No image
Nominee John Glenn Mike DeWine Martha Grevatt
Party Democratic Republican Workers World
Popular vote 2,444,419 2,028,300 321,234
Percentage 51.0% 42.3% 6.7%

Ohio US Senate Election Results by County, 1992
Election results by county
     40-50%      50–60%      60–70%
DeWine:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. Senator before election

John Glenn

Elected U.S. Senator

John Glenn




Workers World


DeWine's campaign focused on the need for change and to introduce term limits for senators. This would be Glenn's fourth term as senator.[2] DeWine was also critical of Glenn's past campaign debts. His campaign used a bunny dressed as an astronaut beating a drum, with an announcer saying, "He just keeps owing and owing and owing", a play on the Energizer Bunny.[3]

Glenn's campaign noted DeWine's pro-life leanings, and that he flip-flopped on his opposition of term limits. Glenn also said that DeWine was a career politician and was just looking for another job in politics.[3]


General election results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Glenn (Incumbent) 2,444,419 50.99%
Republican Mike DeWine 2,028,300 42.31%
Workers World Martha Grevatt 321,234 6.70%
Majority 416,119 8.68%
Turnout 4,793,953

See also


  1. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=3490
  2. ^ "DeWine gets easy win to face Glenn". The Tribune. Coshocton, Ohio. Associated Press. June 3, 1992. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ a b "DeWine won't get chance to make Washington change". Marysville Journal-Tribune. Marysville, Ohio. Associated Press. November 4, 1992. p. 7.
List of elections in 1992

The following elections occurred in the year 1992.

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