2000 United States Senate election in Nevada

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United States Senate election in Nevada, 2000

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Nominee John Ensign Ed Bernstein
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 330,687 238,260
Percentage 55.1% 39.7%

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County results
Ensign:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80-90%

U.S. Senator before election

Richard Bryan
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

John Ensign
Republican

The 2000 United States Senate election in Nevada was held on November 7, 2000. Incumbent Democrat Richard Bryan decided to retire, instead of seeking a third term. Republican nominee John Ensign won the open seat.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Bernstein was unopposed in the Democratic primary

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • John Ensign, former U.S. Representative and nominee for the United States Senate in 1998
  • Richard Hamzik
  • Fernando Platin, Jr.

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Ensign 95,904 88.03
Republican Richard Hamzik 6,202 5.69
Republican None of these candidates 5,290 4.86
Republican Fernando Platin, Jr. 1,543 1.42
Total votes 108,939 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Ernie Berghof (IA)
  • Ed Bernstein (D), attorney
  • John Ensign (R), former U.S. Representative and nominee for the United States Senate in 1998
  • Bill Grutzmacher (CF)
  • J.J. Johnson (L)
  • Kathryn Rusco (G)

Debates[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Ensign 330,687 55.09% +14.09%
Democratic Edward M. Bernstein 238,260 39.69% -11.24%
None of These Candidates 11,503 1.92% -1.40%
Green Kathryn Rusco 10,286 1.71%
Libertarian J.J. Johnson 5,395 0.90% -0.67%
Independent American Ernie Berghof 2,540 0.42% -1.01%
Citizens First Party Bill Grutzmacher 1,579 0.26%
Majority 92,427 15.40% +5.47%
Turnout 600,250
Republican gain from Democratic

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