United States Senate election in Florida, 1982

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United States Senate election in Florida, 1982

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  SenatorChiles.jpg Van B Poole 2.jpg
Nominee Lawton Chiles Van B. Poole
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,637,667 1,015,330
Percentage 61.7% 38.3%

U.S. Senator before election

Lawton Chiles
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Lawton Chiles
Democratic

The 1982 United States Senate election in Florida was held on November 8, 1982. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Lawton Chiles won re-election to a third term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lawton Chiles 1,044,246 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Van B. Poole 154,163 41.57
Republican David H. Bludworth 116,040 31.29
Republican George Snyder 100,609 27.13
Total votes 370,812 100
Republican primary runoff results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Van B. Poole 131,655 58.08
Republican David H. Bludworth 95,035 41.92
Total votes 226,690 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Lawton Chiles 1,637,667 61.72% -1.26%
Republican Van B. Poole 1,015,330 38.26% +1.24%
Write-ins 422 0.02%
Majority 622,337 23.45% -2.50%
Total votes 2,653,419 100
Democratic hold Swing

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