List of United States Senate elections in Delaware

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A table showing the results of general elections for U.S. Senators from Delaware, beginning in 1916 when the Seventeenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing for the popular election of for U.S. Senators went into effect. Before 1914, they were chosen by the Delaware General Assembly.

Elections are held the first Tuesday after November 1. United States Senators are popularly elected, for a six-year term, beginning January 3. Before 1935 their terms began March 4.

Class 1 Senators[edit]

Year Elected Party Votes  % Opponent Party Votes  % Notes
1916 Josiah O. Wolcott Democratic 25,434 50% Henry A. du Pont Republican 22,925 45% [1]
1922 (Special) Thomas F. Bayard, Jr. Democratic 36,954 50% T. Coleman du Pont Republican 36,894 50% [2][3]
1922 Thomas F. Bayard, Jr. Democratic 37,304 50% T. Coleman du Pont Republican 36,979 50% [4]
1928 John G. Townsend, Jr. Republican 63,725 61% Thomas F. Bayard, Jr. Democratic 40,828 39%
1934 John G. Townsend, Jr. Republican 52,829 53% Wilbur L. Adams Democratic 45,771 46% [5]
1940 James M. Tunnell Democratic 68,294 51% John G. Townsend, Jr. Republican 63,799 47% [6]
1946 John J. Williams Republican 62,603 55% James M. Tunnell Democratic 50,910 45%
1952 John J. Williams Republican 93,020 54% Alexis I. du Pont Bayard Democratic 77,685 45%
1958 John J. Williams Republican 82,280 53% Elbert N. Carvel Democratic 72,152 47%
1964 John J. Williams Republican 103,782 52% Elbert N. Carvel Democratic 96,850 48% [7]
1970 William V. Roth, Jr. Republican 94,979 59% Jacob W. Zimmerman Democratic 64,740 40% [8]
1976 William V. Roth, Jr. Republican 125,454 56% Thomas C. Maloney Democratic 98,042 44% [9]
1982 William V. Roth, Jr. Republican 105,357 55% David N. Levinson Democratic 84,413 44% [10]
1988 William V. Roth, Jr. Republican 151,115 62% Shien Biau Woo Democratic 92,378 38%
1994 William V. Roth, Jr. Republican 111,074 56% Charles M. Oberly Democratic 84,540 42% [11]
2000 Thomas R. Carper Democratic 181,566 56% William V. Roth, Jr. Republican 142,891 44% [12]
2006 Thomas R. Carper Democratic 170,567 70% Jan C. Ting Republican 69,734 29% [13]

Class 2 Senators[edit]

Year Elected Party Votes  % Opponent Party Votes  % Notes
1918 L. Heisler Ball Republican 21,519 51% Willard Saulsbury, Jr. Democratic 20,113 48% [14]
1924 T. Coleman du Pont Republican 52,731 59% James M. Tunnell Democratic 36,085 41%
1930 (Special) Daniel O. Hastings Republican 47,909 54% Thomas F. Bayard, Jr. Democratic 39,881 45% [15][16]
1930 Daniel O. Hastings Republican 47,909 54% Thomas F. Bayard, Jr. Democratic 39,881 45% [17]
1936 James H. Hughes Democratic 67,136 53% Daniel O. Hastings Republican 52,469 41% [18]
1942 C. Douglass Buck Republican 46,210 54% E. Ennalls Berl Democratic 38,322 45% [19]
1948 J. Allen Frear, Jr. Democratic 71,888 51% C. Douglass Buck Republican 68,246 48% [20]
1954 J. Allen Frear, Jr. Democratic 82,511 57% Herbert B. Warburton Republican 62,389 43%
1960 J. Caleb Boggs Republican 98,874 51% J. Allen Frear, Jr. Democratic 96,090 49%
1966 J. Caleb Boggs Republican 97,268 59% James M. Tunnell, Jr. Democratic 67,263 41%
1972 Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Democratic 116,006 51% J. Caleb Boggs Republican 112,844 49% [21]
1978 Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Democratic 93,930 58% James H. Baxter, Jr. Republican 66,479 41% [22]
1984 Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Democratic 147,831 60% John M. Burris Republican 98,101 40%
1990 Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Democratic 112,918 63% M. Jane Brady Republican 64,554 36% [23]
1996 Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Democratic 165,465 60% Raymond J. Clatworthy Republican 105,088 38% [24]
2002 Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Democratic 135,253 58% Raymond J. Clatworthy Republican 94,793 41% [25]
2008 Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Democratic 129,292 50% Christine O'Donnell Republican 122,929 48%

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Additional candidates were Hiram R. Burton (2,361) and William C. Ferris (490).
  2. ^ This was a special election held November 7, 1922 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Josiah O. Wolcott.
  3. ^ An additional candidate was Frank Stephens (581).
  4. ^ An additional candidate was Frank Stephens (608).
  5. ^ Additional candidates were Fred W. Whiteside (497) and John T. Wlodkoski (69).
  6. ^ An additional candidate was William F. Allen (2,786).
  7. ^ An additional candidate was Joseph B. Hollon (71).
  8. ^ An additional candidate was Donald G. Gies (1,720).
  9. ^ Additional candidates were Donald G. Gies (646), Joseph F. McInerney (437), and John A. Massimilla (216).
  10. ^ Additional candidates were Lawrence D. Sullivan (653) and Charles A. Baker (537).
  11. ^ An additional candidate was John C. Dierickx (3,386).
  12. ^ Additional candidates were J. Burke Morrison (1,103), Mark E. Dankof (1,044) and Robert E. Mattson (389).
  13. ^ Additional candidates were William E. Morris (2,671) and Christine O'Donnell (11,127).
  14. ^ An additional candidate was William H. Connor (420).
  15. ^ This was a special election held November 4, 1930 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of T. Coleman du Pont.
  16. ^ An additional candidate was Nicholas Minutella (118).
  17. ^ An additional candidate was Nicholas Minutella (135).
  18. ^ Additional candidates were Robert G. Houston (6,897), Charles W. Perry (183), and William V. P. Davidatis (53).
  19. ^ An additional candidate was Thomas J. Sard (776).
  20. ^ Additional candidates were Hamilton D. Ware (681), Thomas J. Sard (467), and Walter B. Pollard (80).
  21. ^ Additional candidates were Henry Majka (803) and Herbet B. Wood (175).
  22. ^ An additional candidates was Donald G. Gies (1,663).
  23. ^ Additional candidates included Lee Rosenbaum (2,680)
  24. ^ Additional candidates were Mark A. Jones (3,340) and Jacqueline Kossoff (1,698)
  25. ^ Additional candidates were Maurice J. Barros (996), Raymond Buranello (922), and Robert E. Mattson (350)

References[edit]

  • Barone, Michael; Richard E. Cohen (2005). The Almanac of American Politics. National Journal Group. ISBN 0-89234-112-2. 
  • Dublin, Michael J. United States Congressional Elections, 1789-1997. 

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