Thompson: 50-60% 60-70% 70-80%Gordon: 50-60% 60-70%
The 1996 Tennessee United States Senate election was held on November 5, 1996 to select the U.S. Senator from the state of Tennessee. Republican Senator Fred Thompson ran for re-election to a full six-year term. Thompson defeated the Democratic challenger, Covington lawyer Houston Gordon in the general election.
|Republican||Fred Thompson (Incumbent)||1,091,554||61.37%||+0.93%|
|Independent||John Jay Hooker||14,401||0.81%|
|Independent||Robert O. Watson||5,569||0.31%|
|Independent||Philip L. Kienlen||2,173||0.12%|