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On November 3, 1998, Chuck Schumer won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Alfonse D'Amato (R), Corinne E. Kurtz (Marijuana Reform), Joel Kovel (G), William P. McMillen (L) and Rose Ann Berbeo (Socialist Workers) in the general election.[1]

U.S. Senate, New York General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Schumer 53.7% 2,386,314
     Republican Alfone D'Amato 37.8% 1,680,203
     Marijuana Reform Corinne E. Kurtz 0.8% 34,281
     Green Joel Kovel 0.3% 14,735
     Libertarian William P. McMillen 0.2% 8,223
     Socialist Workers Rose Ann Berbeo 0.1% 3,513
     N/A Write-in 7.2% 319,072
Total Votes 4,446,341