United States Senate election in Vermont, 1986

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United States Senate election in Vermont, 1986
Vermont
1980 ←
November 4, 1986 → 1992

  Patrick Leahy official photo.jpg Richard A Snelling.jpg
Nominee Patrick Leahy Richard A. Snelling
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 124,123 67,798
Percentage 63.2% 34.5%

U.S. Senator before election

Patrick Leahy
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Patrick Leahy
Democratic

The 1986 United States Senate election in Vermont was held on November 4, 1986. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy won re-election to a third term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patrick Leahy (inc.) 21,255 97.63%
Democratic Write-ins 516 2.37%
Totals 21,771 100.00%

Liberty Union primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Jerry Levy, sociologist and perennial candidate

Results[edit]

Liberty Union primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberty Union Jerry Levy 147 93.04%
Liberty Union Write-ins 11 6.96%
Totals 158 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard A. Snelling 21,477 75.11%
Republican Anthony N. Doria 6,493 22.71%
Republican Write-ins 625 2.19%
Totals 28,595 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Patrick Leahy (inc.) 124,123 63.16% +13.34%
Republican Richard A. Snelling 67,798 34.50% -14.00%
Conservative Anthony N. Doria 2,963 1.51%
Liberty Union Jerry Levy 1,583 0.81%
Write-ins 65 0.03%
Majority 56,325 28.66% +27.34%
Turnout 196,532
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]