1982 United States Senate election in Vermont

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United States Senate election in Vermont, 1982

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Nominee Robert Stafford James A. Guest
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 84,450 79,340
Percentage 50.3% 47.2%

U.S. Senator before election

Robert Stafford
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Robert Stafford
Republican

The 1988 United States Senate election in Vermont took place on November 2, 1982. Incumbent Republican Robert Stafford successfully ran for re-election to another term in the United States Senate, defeating Democratic candidate James A. Guest.

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Stafford (Incumbent) 26,323 46.2
Republican Stewart M. Ledbetter 19,743 34.7
Republican John McClaughry 10,692 18.8
Republican Other 162 0.3
Total votes '65,920' '100'

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James A. Guest 11,352 67.1
Democratic Thomas E. McGregor 3,749 22.2
Democratic Earl S. Gardner 1,281 7.6
Democratic Other 536 3.2
Total votes '16,918' '100'

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Vermont, 1982[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Stafford (Incumbent) 84,450 50.3
Democratic James A. Guest 79,340 47.2
Independent Michael Edward Hackett 1,463 1.0
Independent Ion Laskaris 897 0.5
Libertarian Bo Adlerbert 892 0.5
N/A Other 961 0.6
Total votes '168,003' '100'

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Primary Election Results" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  2. ^ "General Election Results - U.S. Senator - 1914-2014" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 15 June 2015.