United States Senate election in Kentucky, 1984

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United States Senate election in Kentucky, 1984
Kentucky
1978 ←
November 5, 1984 → 1990

  Mitch McConnell official photo.jpg WHuddleston.jpg
Nominee Mitch McConnell Walter Huddleston
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 644,990 639,821
Percentage 49.9% 49.5%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Walter Huddleston
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Mitch McConnell
Republican

The 1984 United States Senate election in Kentucky was held on November 5, 1984. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Walter Huddleston lost re-election to Mitch McConnell.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Huddleston was unopposed in the Democratic Party's primary.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mitch McConnell 39,465 79.22%
Republican C. Roger Harker 3,798 7.62%
Republican Tommy Klein 3,352 6.73%
Republican Thurman Jerome Hamlin 3,202 6.43%
Totals 49,817 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mitch McConnell 644,990 49.91% +13.04%
Democratic Walter Huddleston (inc.) 639,821 49.50% -11.48%
Socialist Workers Dave Welters 7,696 0.60%
Majority 5,269 0.41% -23.70%
Turnout 1,292,407
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

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