1984 United States Senate election in Minnesota

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United States Senate election in Minnesota, 1984

← 1978 November 6, 1984 1990 →
  RudyBoschwitz.jpg Joan Growe (cropped).jpg
Nominee Rudy Boschwitz Joan Growe
Party Republican DFL
Popular vote 1,199,926 852,844
Percentage 58.08% 41.28%


U.S. Senator before election

Rudy Boschwitz

Elected U.S. Senator

Rudy Boschwitz

The 1984 United States Senate election in Minnesota was held on November 6, 1984. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Rudy Boschwitz defeated Democratic challenger Joan Growe.

Boschwitz's victory coincided with President Ronald Reagan's nationwide landslide in the concurrent presidential election in which he defeated Walter Mondale, a Minnesota native, despite Mondale narrowly winning the state.

Major Candidates[edit]


Joan Growe, Secretary of State of Minnesota


Rudy Boschwitz, incumbent Senator since 1978


General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rudy Boschwitz 1,199,926 58.08%
Democratic Joan Growe 852,844 41.28%
Socialist Workers Eleanor Garcia 5,351 0.26%
New Union Party Jeffrey M. Miller 4,653 0.23%
Libertarian Richard Putman 3,129 0.15%

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