U.S. Senate, 1996 Election

Primary Republican

Date: September 10, 1996
Cycle: 1996
Office: U.S. Senate
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Rudy Boschwitz Man Republican 158,678 80.59 +72.30
Stephen Young Man Republican 16,324 8.29
Bert J. McKasy Man Republican 12,711 6.46
Monti Moreno Man Republican 6,536 3.32
John J. Zeleniak Man Republican 2,655 1.35

Boschwitz was a resident of Plymouth, owner of Plywood Minnesota (aka Home Valu), and former U.S. Senator (1978-1991).

Young was a resident of St. Paul, business consultant, author, and former dean of Hamline University Law School.

McKasy was an attorney from Mendota Heights and former state Representative (HD 39A, 1983-1989).

Moreno was a businessman and hairdresser from Stillwater.

Zeleniak was a retired physicist from Columbia Heights and Independent-Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 1988, 1990, and 1994.


  • Minnesota Election Results 1996, Election Division, Secretary of State (p. 2-5).