United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 2000

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

  Lincoln Chafee official portrait.jpg Bob Weygand.jpg
Nominee Lincoln Chafee Robert Weygand
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 222,588 161,023
Percentage 56.9% 41.2%

Rhode Island Election Results by County, all Republican.svg

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Lincoln Chafee
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Lincoln Chafee
Republican

The 2000 United States Senate election in Rhode Island was held November 7, 2000. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee was re-elected his first full term after being appointed in 1999 to fill the seat of his father John Chafee.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Weygand 51,769 57.49%
Democratic Richard A. Licht 38,281 42.51%
Totals 90,050 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Party primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lincoln Chafee (inc.) 2,221 100.00%
Totals 2,221 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Lincoln Chafee (incumbent) 222,588 56.88% -7.65%
Democratic Robert Weygand 161,023 41.15% +5.67%
Reform Christopher Young 4,107 1.05%
Independent Kenneth Proulx 3,635 0.93%
Majority 61,565 15.73% -13.32%
Turnout 391,353
Republican hold Swing

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