United States Senate election in Vermont, 1994

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United States Senate election in Vermont, 1994

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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 to a second term against state senator Jan Backus and independent Gavin Mills. He won every county in the state.

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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 321 100.00

General election

Candidates

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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