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United States Senate election in Vermont, 1994

 

United States Senate election in Vermont, 1994

United States Senate election in Vermont, 1994


 
Nominee Jim Jeffords Jan Backus Gavin T. Mills
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Popular vote 106,505 85,868 12,465
Percentage 50.3% 40.6% 5.9%

Senator before election

Jim Jeffords
Republican

Elected Senator

Jim Jeffords
Independent

The 1994 U.S. Senate election in Vermont took place, where incumbent centrist Republican senator Jim Jeffords easily won re-election against state senator Jan Backus and independent Gavin Mills. He won every county in the state.

Contents

  • Democratic primary 1
    • Candidates 1.1
    • Results 1.2
  • Republican primary 2
    • Candidates 2.1
    • Results 2.2
  • Liberty Union primary 3
    • Candidates 3.1
    • Results 3.2
  • General election 4
    • Candidates 4.1
    • Results 4.2
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jan Backus 16,217 53.65%
Democratic Doug Costle 13,139 43.46%
Democratic Write-ins 873 2.89%
Totals 30,229 100.00%

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Jeffords (inc.) 24,795 91.56%
Republican Write-ins 2,285 8.44%
Totals 27,080 100.00%


Liberty Union primary

Candidates

  • Jerry Levy, sociologist and perennial candidate

Results

Liberty Union primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberty Union Jerry Levy 289 90.03%
Liberty Union Write-ins 32 9.97%
Totals 321 100.00%

General election

Candidates

  • Jan Backus (Democratic), State Senator
  • Jim Jeffords (Republican), incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Jerry Levy (Liberty Union), sociologist and perennial candidate
  • Bob Melamede (Grassroots)
  • Gavin Mills (I), State Chairman of United We Stand America[4]
  • Matthew Mulligan (I)
  • Joseph Victor Pardo (Natural Law)

Results

General election results[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jim Jeffords (inc.) 106,505 50.32% -17.65%
Democratic Jan Backus 85,868 40.57% +10.80%
Independent Gavin T. Mills 12,465 5.89%
Independent Matthew S. Mulligan 3,141 1.48%
Grassroots Bob Melamede 1,416 0.67%
Liberty Union Jerry Levy 1,376 0.65% -0.40%
Natural Law Joseph Victor Pardo 709 0.33%
Write-ins 192 0.09%
Majority 20,637 9.75% -28.45%
Turnout 211,672
Republican hold Swing

References

  1. ^ http://vermont-elections.org/elections1/1994PrimaryCanvass.pdf
  2. ^ http://vermont-elections.org/elections1/1994PrimaryCanvass.pdf
  3. ^ http://vermont-elections.org/elections1/1994PrimaryCanvass.pdf
  4. ^ http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/washingtonpost/access/72241055.html?dids=72241055:72241055&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Apr+24%2C+1994&author=Dan+Balz&pub=The+Washington+Post+%28pre-1997+Fulltext%29&desc=Internal+Battles+Shake+Foundation+of+Perot%27s+Political+Structure&pqatl=google
  5. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1994/94Stat.htm#45

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