United States Senate election in Michigan, 2000

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United States Senate election in Michigan, 2000
Michigan
1994 ←
November 7, 2000
→ 2006

  Debbie Stabenow, official portrait.jpg Spencer Abraham.jpg
Nominee Debbie Stabenow Spencer Abraham
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 2,061,952 1,994,693
Percentage 49.5% 47.9%

U.S. Senator before election

Spencer Abraham
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Debbie Stabenow
Democratic

The 2000 United States Senate election in Michigan was held on November 7, 2000. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham ran for re-election to a second term, but was defeated by Democrat Debbie Stabenow.

Candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Green[edit]

Libertarian[edit]

  • Michael Corliss

Reform[edit]

  • Mark Forton

Constitution[edit]

  • John Mangopoulos*

Natural Law[edit]

  • William Quarton

Campaign[edit]

Abraham, who was first elected in the 1994 Republican Revolution despite never running for public office before, was considered vulnerable by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Major issues in the campaign included prescription drugs for the elderly.[1] By September 4, Abraham still had failed to reach 50% in polls despite having spent over $6 million on television ads.[2] In mid-October, he came back and reached 50% and 49% in two polls respectively.[3]

Results[edit]

General election results[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Debbie Stabenow 2,061,952 49.47
Republican Spencer Abraham (Incumbent) 1,994,693 47.86
Green Matthew Abel 37,542 0.90
Libertarian Michael Corliss 29,966 0.72
Reform Mark Forton 26,274 0.63
Constitution John Mangopoulos 11,628 0.28
Natural Law William Quarton 5,630 0.14
Majority 67,259 1.61
Turnout 4,165,685
Democratic gain from Republican Swing -4.02

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,57698,00.html
  2. ^ http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/newsday/access/59403477.html?dids=59403477:59403477&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Sep+04%2C+2000&author=Elaine+S.+Povich.+WASHINGTON+BUREAU&pub=Newsday+%28Combined+editions%29&desc=Congress+Races+Test+Coattails&pqatl=google
  3. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Dz8iAAAAIBAJ&sjid=sqwFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3886,3871152&dq=debbie+stabenow&hl=en
  4. ^ Trandahl, Jeff (June 21, 2001). "STATISTICS OF THE PRESIDENTIAL AND CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 7, 2000". CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.