United States Senate special election in Tennessee, 1994

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United States Senate special election in Tennessee, 1994
Tennessee
1990 ←
November 8, 1994 → 1996

  Fred Thompson.jpg Jim Cooper biopic.jpg
Nominee Fred Thompson Jim Cooper
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 885,998 565,930
Percentage 60.4% 38.6%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Harlan Mathews
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Fred Thompson
Republican

The 1994 United States Senate special election in Tennessee was held on November 8, 1994. Al Gore resigned from the Senate when elected Vice President of the United States, and this led to the appointment of Harlan Mathews and the special election.[1] Republican nominee Fred Thompson won the open seat.

Major candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Fred Thompson 885,998 60.44% +30.63%
Democratic Jim Cooper 565,930 38.61% -29.12%
Independent Charles N. Hancock 4,169 0.28%
Independent Charles Moore 2,219 0.15%
Independent Terry Lytle 1,934 0.13%
Independent Kerry Martin 1,719 0.12%
Independent Jon Walls 1,532 0.10%
Independent Hobart Lumpkin 1,184 0.08%
Independent Don Schneller 1,150 0.08%
Write-ins 27 0.00%
Majority 320,068 21.83% -16.08%
Turnout 1,465,862
Republican gain from Democratic

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