United States Senate election in New Mexico, 1982

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
United States Senate election in New Mexico, 1982
New Mexico
1976 ←
November 3, 1982 → 1988

  Jeff Bingaman.jpg Sen Harrison Schmitt.jpg
Nominee Jeff Bingaman Harrison Schmitt
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 217,682 187,128
Percentage 53.8% 46.2%

New Mexico Senatorial Election Results by County, 1982.svg

County Results

U.S. Senator before election

Harrison Schmitt
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Jeff Bingaman
Democratic

The 1982 United States Senate election in New Mexico took place on November 3, 1982. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Harrison Schmitt was running for re-election to a second term, but lost to Democrat Jeff Bingaman.

Major candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in New Mexico, 1982[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jeff Bingaman 217,682 53.77% +11.07%
Republican Harrison Schmitt (inc.) 187,128 46.23% -10.59%
Majority 30,554 7.55% -6.57%
Turnout 404,810
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1982election.pdf

External links[edit]