United States Senate election in California, 2000

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United States Senate election in California, 2000
California
1994 ←
November 7, 2000 (2000-11-07) → 2006

  Dianne Feinstein, official Senate photo.jpg Tom Campbell 106th Congress.jpg
Nominee Dianne Feinstein Tom Campbell
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 5,932,522 3,886,853
Percentage 55.84% 36.59%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Dianne Feinstein
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Dianne Feinstein
Democratic

The 2000 United States Senate election in California was held on November 7, 2000. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein won re-election to her second full term.

Primary results[edit]

Link to primary results

Democratic[edit]

2000 United States Senate Democratic primary, California
Candidate Votes Percentage
Dianne Feinstein 3,759,560 95.50%
Michael Schmier 181,104 4.50%
Total votes 3,940,664 100.00%

Republican[edit]

2000 United States Senate Republican primary, California
Candidate Votes Percentage
Tom Campbell 1,697,208 56.17%
Ray Haynes 679,034 22.47%
Bill Horn 453,630 15.01%
John M. Brown 68,415 2.26%
Linh Dao 64,559 2.14%
James Peter Gough 58,853 1.95%
Total votes 3,021,699 100.00%

Green[edit]

2000 United States Senate Green primary, California
Candidate Votes Percentage
Medea Benjamin 99,716 73.95%
Jan B. Tucker 35,124 26.05%
Total votes 134,840 100.00%

Reform[edit]

2000 United States Senate Reform primary, California
Candidate Votes Percentage
Jose Luis Olivares Camahort 46,278 70.34%
Valli "Sharp" Sharpe 19,516 29.66%
Total votes 65,794 100.00%

Others[edit]

2000 United States Senate primary, California (Others)
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian [Gail Lightfoot 120,622 100.00%
American Independent Diane Beall Templin 38,836 100.00%
Natural Law Brian M. Rees 26,382 100.00%

Campaign[edit]

Despite touting his service as a moderate Republican representing a strongly Democratic district, he was underfunded and a decided underdog against the popular, heavily financed Feinstein. By February, he spent barely $1 million without any PAC money.[1] Campbell has generally supported gay rights and abortion.[2] He also opposes the War on Drugs and calls himself a "maverick", similar to U.S. Senator John McCain.[3] Campbell was badly defeated, losing by over 19 points.

Results[edit]

2000 United States Senate election, California
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dianne Feinstein (incumbent) 5,932,522 55.84%
Republican Tom Campbell 3,886,853 36.59%
Green Medea Susan Benjamin 326,828 3.08%
Libertarian Gail Lightfoot 187,718 1.77%
American Independent Diane Beall Templin 134,598 1.27%
Reform Jose Luis Olivares Camahort 96,552 0.91%
Natural Law Brian M. Rees 58,537 0.55%
Invalid or blank votes 519,233 4.66%
Totals 11,142,841 100.00%
Voter turnout 51.92%
Democratic hold

Results breakdown[edit]

Final results from the Secretary of State of California.[4]

County Feinstein Votes Campbell Votes Benjamin Votes Others Votes
San Francisco 72.26% 222,787 15.27% 47,072 10.50% 32,377 1.97% 6,082
Alameda 67.66% 328,355 22.57% 109,517 6.74% 32,701 3.03% 14,726
Marin 65.25% 79,421 26.35% 32,077 6.33% 7,699 2.07% 2,524
San Mateo 64.80% 165,216 29.92% 76,273 2.85% 7,278 2.43% 6,191
Los Angeles 64.40% 1,677,668 28.55% 743,872 2.78% 72,312 4.28% 111,402
Contra Costa 61.60% 232,109 33.23% 125,188 2.30% 8,670 2.87% 10,821
Sonoma 60.96% 118,455 29.46% 57,244 6.05% 11,765 3.52% 6,839
Solano 60.03% 74,414 33.43% 41,449 1.87% 2,316 4.67% 5,791
Santa Clara 59.62% 320,400 34.97% 187,953 2.29% 12,329 3.12% 16,747
Yolo 58.18% 35,193 32.28% 19,528 5.06% 3,060 4.48% 2,709
Monterey 57.96% 67,401 35.36% 41,113 2.94% 3,420 3.74% 4,350
Santa Cruz 56.78% 60,853 30.36% 32,537 9.63% 10,321 3.22% 3,453
Napa 56.70% 28,884 36.20% 18,442 3.24% 1,652 3.85% 1,961
Imperial 56.17% 15,937 34.07% 9,666 1.62% 461 8.14% 2,311
San Benito 55.04% 9,170 39.29% 6,545 1.83% 305 3.84% 640
Lake 54.74% 11,410 37.55% 7,826 3.15% 656 4.56% 951
Sacramento 54.27% 228,992 38.71% 163,343 2.61% 11,001 4.41% 18,623
Fresno 52.87% 113,228 40.39% 86,502 1.50% 3,210 5.25% 11,235
San Joaquin 52.65% 86,731 41.23% 67,907 1.29% 2,130 4.83% 7,954
Merced 51.92% 25,426 40.04% 19,612 1.47% 721 6.57% 3,216
San Diego 51.34% 466,461 40.76% 370,287 2.24% 20,340 5.66% 51,443
Mendocino 50.99% 16,981 31.54% 10,503 12.14% 4,044 5.32% 1,773
Ventura 50.22% 138,836 42.85% 118,463 2.20% 6,073 4.73% 13,067
Santa Barbara 49.93% 75,357 40.03% 60,417 5.78% 8,718 4.26% 6,422
San Bernardino 49.13% 200,558 43.40% 177,158 1.81% 7,376 5.67% 23,145
Kings 48.49% 13,402 44.31% 12,246 0.93% 256 6.28% 1,735
Riverside 48.28% 210,235 44.80% 195,085 1.52% 6,632 5.39% 23,484
Stanislaus 48.24% 60,610 44.51% 55,919 1.54% 1,937 5.71% 7,171
Humboldt 46.99% 25,788 36.23% 19,882 11.20% 6,145 5.59% 3,069
Tulare 45.52% 40,117 47.19% 41,587 1.02% 901 6.26% 5,519
San Luis Obispo 45.14% 47,976 46.15% 49,055 3.59% 3,814 5.13% 5,448
Del Norte 44.91% 3,670 44.93% 3,672 3.10% 253 7.06% 577
Amador 43.85% 6,671 49.32% 7,502 1.70% 259 5.13% 780
Alpine 43.62% 253 41.72% 242 4.48% 26 10.17% 59
Madera 43.55% 14,123 48.75% 15,810 1.70% 550 6.01% 1,950
Kern 43.26% 77,676 50.44% 90,564 1.09% 1,949 5.21% 9,360
Tuolumne 42.97% 10,028 48.78% 11,385 2.40% 560 5.85% 1,366
Orange 42.72% 403,123 49.95% 471,410 1.85% 17,452 5.48% 51,743
Mono 42.56% 1,818 47.68% 2,037 4.12% 176 5.64% 241
Calaveras 42.31% 7,852 48.42% 8,986 2.42% 449 6.85% 1,271
Butte 41.52% 34,117 47.41% 38,961 5.52% 4,540 5.54% 4,555
Nevada 41.41% 19,354 49.41% 23,095 4.78% 2,235 4.40% 2,057
Colusa 41.16% 2,250 53.70% 2,936 0.91% 50 4.23% 231
Placer 40.95% 47,169 52.25% 60,182 1.97% 2,264 4.83% 5,569
Plumas 40.76% 4,075 51.23% 5,122 2.57% 257 5.44% 544
El Dorado 40.70% 28,873 51.72% 36,684 2.52% 1,785 5.06% 3,591
Mariposa 40.49% 3,195 48.63% 3,837 2.72% 215 8.15% 643
Trinity 40.35% 2,307 48.47% 2,771 4.62% 264 6.56% 375
Yuba 40.18% 6,345 51.49% 8,131 1.88% 297 6.44% 1,017
Sutter 39.51% 10,326 55.08% 14,394 1.10% 288 4.30% 1,125
Siskiyou 38.40% 7,476 51.61% 10,048 2.14% 417 7.85% 1,529
Tehama 38.27% 7,870 52.81% 10,859 1.42% 291 7.50% 1,543
Glenn 38.18% 3,282 54.26% 4,664 1.54% 132 6.03% 518
Shasta 36.84% 24,027 55.01% 35,884 1.56% 1,016 6.59% 4,299
Sierra 36.63% 666 53.91% 980 2.59% 47 6.88% 125
Lassen 35.56% 3,673 54.39% 5,618 1.60% 165 8.46% 874
Inyo 35.15% 2,711 57.02% 4,397 2.71% 209 5.12% 395
Modoc 30.81% 1,221 60.91% 2,414 1.56% 62 6.71% 266

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