United States Senate election in Vermont, 1994

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United States Senate election in Vermont, 1994
Vermont
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  Jim Jeffords.jpg
Nominee Jim Jeffords Jan Backus Gavin T. Mills
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Popular vote 106,505 85,868 12,465
Percentage 50.3% 40.6% 5.9%

Senator before election

Jim Jeffords
Republican

Elected Senator

Jim Jeffords
Independent

The 1994 U.S. Senate election in Vermont took place, where incumbent centrist Republican senator Jim Jeffords easily won re-election against state senator Jan Backus and independent Gavin Mills. He won every county in the state.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jan Backus 16,217 53.65%
Democratic Doug Costle 13,139 43.46%
Democratic Write-ins 873 2.89%
Totals 30,229 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Jeffords (inc.) 24,795 91.56%
Republican Write-ins 2,285 8.44%
Totals 27,080 100.00%


Liberty Union primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Jerry Levy, sociologist and perennial candidate

Results[edit]

Liberty Union primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberty Union Jerry Levy 289 90.03%
Liberty Union Write-ins 32 9.97%
Totals 321 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jim Jeffords (inc.) 106,505 50.32% -17.65%
Democratic Jan Backus 85,868 40.57% +10.80%
Independent Gavin T. Mills 12,465 5.89%
Independent Matthew S. Mulligan 3,141 1.48%
Grassroots Bob Melamede 1,416 0.67%
Liberty Union Jerry Levy 1,376 0.65% -0.40%
Natural Law Joseph Victor Pardo 709 0.33%
Write-ins 192 0.09%
Majority 20,637 9.75% -28.45%
Turnout 211,672
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://vermont-elections.org/elections1/1994PrimaryCanvass.pdf
  2. ^ http://vermont-elections.org/elections1/1994PrimaryCanvass.pdf
  3. ^ http://vermont-elections.org/elections1/1994PrimaryCanvass.pdf
  4. ^ http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/washingtonpost/access/72241055.html?dids=72241055:72241055&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Apr+24%2C+1994&author=Dan+Balz&pub=The+Washington+Post+%28pre-1997+Fulltext%29&desc=Internal+Battles+Shake+Foundation+of+Perot%27s+Political+Structure&pqatl=google
  5. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1994/94Stat.htm#45

External links[edit]