United States Senate election in Vermont, 2000

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

  Jim Jeffords.jpg
Nominee Jim Jeffords Ed Flanagan
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 189,133 73,352
Percentage 65.56% 25.43%

U.S. Senator before election

Jim Jeffords
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Jim Jeffords
Independent

The 2000 United States Senate election in Vermont took place on November 7, 2000. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords won re-election to a second term. Jeffords switched from being a Republican to an independent, who would caucus with the Democratic Party, thus breaking the 50-50 lock.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Flanagan 17,440 49.24%
Democratic Jan Backus 16,444 46.43%
Democratic Write-ins 1,533 4.33%
Totals 30,229 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Jeffords (inc.) 60,234 77.79%
Republican Rick Hubbard 15,991 20.65%
Republican Write-ins 1,204 1,204%
Totals 77,429 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Vermont, 2000[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jim Jeffords (inc.) 189,133 65.56% +15.24%
Democratic Ed Flanagan 73,352 25.43% -15.14%
Constitution Charles W. Russell 10,079 3.49%
Independent Rick Hubbard 5,366 1.86%
Grassroots Billy Greer 4,889 1.69%
Libertarian Hugh Douglas 3,843 1.33%
Liberty Union Jerry Levy 1,477 0.51%
Write-ins 361 0.13%
Majority 115,781 40.13% +30.38%
Turnout 288,500
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://vermont-elections.org/elections1/2000PrimaryCanvass.pdf
  2. ^ http://vermont-elections.org/elections1/2000PrimaryCanvass.pdf
  3. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2000/2000Stat.htm#45

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