2000 United States Senate election in Virginia

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United States Senate election in Virginia, 2000

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Turnout54.0% (voting eligible)[1]
  George Allen.jpg Charles robb.jpg
Nominee George Allen Chuck Robb
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,420,460 1,296,093
Percentage 52.3% 47.7%

Virginia Senate Election Results by County, 2000.svg
Results by County
Allen:
     50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Robb:
     50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

U.S. Senator before election

Chuck Robb
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

George Allen
Republican

The 2000 United States Senate election in Virginia was held on November 7, 2000. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Chuck Robb sought re-election to a third term, but was defeated by Republican nominee George Allen. [2][3] With Allen's victory, 2001 marked the first time since 1989 that Republicans would hold both of Virginia's US Senate seats. As of 2019, this is the last time a Republican won the Class 1 Senate seat in Virginia.

Candidates[edit]

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Republican[edit]


General election[edit]

Debates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Source Date Allen (R) Robb (D)
SurveyUSA September 24–25, 2000 57% 43%
SurveyUSA October 1–2, 2000 56% 41%
SurveyUSA October 8–9, 2000 51% 47%
SurveyUSA October 15–16, 2000 51% 48%
SurveyUSA October 28–29, 2000 53% 46%

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Virginia, 2000[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican George Allen 1,420,460 52.26% +9.38%
Democratic Chuck Robb (Incumbent) 1,296,093 47.68% +2.07%
Write-ins 1,748 0.06% -0.01%
Majority 124,367 4.58% +1.85%
Turnout 2,718,301
Republican gain from Democratic

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dr. Michael McDonald (December 28, 2011). "2000 General Election Turnout Rates". George Mason University. Archived from the original on March 2, 2013. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  2. ^ David Leip (January 1, 2012). "2000 Senatorial General Election Results - Virginia". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  3. ^ Our Campaigns (April 23, 2004). "Our Campaigns - VA US Senate Race - Nov 07, 2000". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  4. ^ Jeff Trandahl (June 21, 2001). "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 7, 2000". Office of the Clerk - U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved March 4, 2013.

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