United States Senate election in Vermont, 1998

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United States Senate election in Vermont, 1998
Vermont
1992 ←
November 3, 1998
→ 2004

  Patrick Leahy official photo.jpg Fred tuttle.jpg
Nominee Patrick Leahy Fred Tuttle
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 154,567 48,051
Percentage 72.2% 22.5%

Vermont Election Results by County, all Democratic.svg

County Results

Senator before election

Patrick Leahy
Democratic

Elected Senator

Patrick Leahy
Democratic

The 1998 United States Senate election n Vermont was held on November 3, 1998. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy won re-election to a fifth term.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patrick Leahy (inc.) 18,643 96.65%
Democratic Write-ins 647 3.35%
Totals 19,290 100.00%

Grassroots primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Bob Melamede

Results[edit]

Grassroots Party primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Grassroots Bob Melamede 137 59.57%
Grassroots Write-ins 93 40.43%
Totals 230 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Fred Tuttle, dairy farmer and actor
  • Jack McMullen, businessman

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Fred Tuttle 28,355 53.69%
Republican Jack McMullen 23,321 44.16%
Republican Write-ins 1,137 2.15%
Totals 52,813 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major[edit]

  • Patrick Leahy (D), incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Fred Tuttle (R), dairy farmer and actor (Dropped out before election despite getting 22%)

Minor[edit]

  • Hugh Douglas (L)
  • Jerry Levy (LU)
  • Bob Melamede (GR)
  • Barry Nelson (I)

Results[edit]

General election results[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Patrick Leahy (inc.) 154,567 72.22% +18.05%
Republican Fred Tuttle 48,051 22.45 -20.90%
Libertarian Hugh Douglas 4,199 1.96%
Independent Barry Nelson 2,893 1.35%
Grassroots Robert Melamede 2,459 1.15%
Liberty Union Jerry Levy 1,238 0.58% -1.21%
Write-ins 629 0.29%
Majority 106,516 49.77% +38.95%
Turnout 214,036
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]