United States Senate election in Vermont, 1998

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United States Senate election in Vermont, 1998
Vermont
← 1992 November 3, 1998 2004 →
  Patrick Leahy official photo.jpg Fred tuttle.jpg
Nominee Patrick Leahy Fred Tuttle
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 154,567 48,051
Percentage 72.2% 22.5%

Vermont Election Results by County, all Democratic.svg
County Results

Senator before election

Patrick Leahy
Democratic

Elected Senator

Patrick Leahy
Democratic

The 1998 United States Senate election in Vermont was held on November 3, 1998. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy won reelection to a fifth term.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patrick Leahy (inc.) 18,643 96.65%
Democratic Write-ins 647 3.35%
Total votes 19,290 100.00%

Grassroots primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Bob Melamede

Results[edit]

Grassroots Party primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Grassroots Bob Melamede 137 59.57%
Grassroots Write-ins 93 40.43%
Total votes 230 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Fred Tuttle, dairy farmer and actor
  • Jack McMullen, businessman

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Fred Tuttle 28,355 53.69%
Republican Jack McMullen 23,321 44.16%
Republican Write-ins 1,137 2.15%
Total votes 52,813 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major[edit]

  • Patrick Leahy (D), incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Fred Tuttle (R), dairy farmer and actor (Dropped out before election despite getting 22%)

Minor[edit]

  • Hugh Douglas (L)
  • Jerry Levy (LU)
  • Bob Melamede (GR)
  • Barry Nelson (I)

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Patrick Leahy (inc.) 154,567 72.22% +18.05%
Republican Fred Tuttle 48,051 22.45% -20.90%
Libertarian Hugh Douglas 4,199 1.96%
Independent Barry Nelson 2,893 1.35%
Grassroots Robert Melamede 2,459 1.15%
Liberty Union Jerry Levy 1,238 0.58% -1.21%
Write-ins 629 0.29%
Majority 106,516 49.77% +38.95%
Turnout 214,036
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VT US Senate Race - Nov 03, 1998". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2017-07-15. 
  2. ^ a b c William Senning (2017-05-09). "Elections | Home | Vermont Secretary of State" (PDF). Vermont-elections.org. Retrieved 2017-07-15. 
  3. ^ "1998 Election Statistics - Legislative Activities - Office of the Clerk". Clerk.house.gov. Retrieved 2017-07-15.