United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 1994

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United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 1994
Rhode Island
← 1988 November 3, 1994 2000 →
  John Chafee.jpg
Nominee John Chafee Linda Kushner
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 222,856 122,532
Percentage 65% 35%

Rhode Island Election Results by County, all Republican.svg
County results

U.S. Senator before election

John Chafee
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

John Chafee
Republican

The 1994 United States Senate election in Rhode Island was held on November 3, 1994. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator John Chafee won re-election to a fourth term & It would be Chafee's final term. In March 15th 1999 he announced he would not seek a fifth term meaning that 2000 would be his last year in office. On October 24th 1999 Chafee died of heart-failure at Walter Reed Army Medical Center at the age of 77

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Kusher faced no opposition in the Democratic primary.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • John Chafee, incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Robert A. Post, Jr.

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Chafee (inc.) 27,906 69.03
Republican Robert A. Post, Jr. 12,517 30.97
Total votes 40,423 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Source Date Chaffee (R) Kushner (D)
Brown University Oct. 2, 1994 55% 24%
Providence Journal-Bulletin Nov. 4, 1994 58% 27%

Results[edit]

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Chafee (inc.) 222,856 64.52% +9.93%
Democratic Linda Kushner 122,532 35.48% -9.93%
Majority 100,324 29.05% +19.86%
Turnout 345,388
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]