1984 United States Senate election in Montana

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United States Senate election in Montana, 1984

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Nominee Max Baucus Chuck Cozzens
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 215,704 154,308
Percentage 56.89% 40.70%

Montana Senate Election Results by County, 1984.svg
County results
Baucus:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Cozzens:      40–50%      50–60%

U.S. Senator before election

Max Baucus
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Max Baucus
Democratic

The 1984 United States Senate election in Montana took place on November 6, 1984. Incumbent United States Senator Max Baucus, who was first elected in 1978, ran for re-election. He easily won renomination in the Democratic primary, and advanced to the general election, where he faced Chuck Cozzens, a former State Representative and the Republican nominee. Despite President Ronald Reagan's strong performance in the state that year, Baucus was able to easily win a second term over Cozzens.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Max Baucus (incumbent) 80,726 79.37%
Democratic Bob Ripley 20,979 20.63%
Total votes 101,705 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chuck Cozzens 33,661 50.78%
Republican Ralph Bouma 17,900 27.00%
Republican Aubyn Curtiss 14,729 22.22%
Total votes 66,290 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Montana, 1984[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Max Baucus (incumbent) 215,704 56.89% +1.20%
Republican Chuck Cozzens 154,308 40.70% -3.61%
Libertarian Neil Haprin 9,143 2.41%
Majority 61,396 16.19% +4.81%
Turnout 379,155
Democratic hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Report of the Official Canvass of the Vote Cast at the Primary Election Held in the State of Montana, June 5, 1984" (PDF). Montana Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-06-15. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  2. ^ Clerk of the United States House of Representatives (1985). "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 6, 1984" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.