1994 United States Senate election in Vermont

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United States Senate election in Vermont, 1994

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Nominee Jim Jeffords Jan Backus Gavin T. Mills
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Popular vote 106,505 85,868 12,465
Percentage 50.3% 40.6% 5.9%

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County Results
Jeffords:      40-50%      50-60%

U.S. Senator before election

Jim Jeffords
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Jim Jeffords
Independent

The 1994 U.S. Senate election in Vermont was held, where incumbent centrist Republican senator Jim Jeffords easily won re-election to a second term against state senator Jan Backus and independent Gavin Mills. He won every county in the state.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jan Backus 16,217 53.65
Democratic Doug Costle 13,139 43.46
Democratic Write-ins 873 2.89
Total votes 30,229 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Jeffords (Incumbent) 24,795 91.56
Republican Write-ins 2,285 8.44
Total votes 27,080 100.00

Liberty Union primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Jerry Levy, sociologist and perennial candidate

Results[edit]

Liberty Union primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberty Union Jerry Levy 289 90.03
Liberty Union Write-ins 32 9.97
Total votes 321 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jim Jeffords (Incumbent) 106,505 50.32% -17.65%
Democratic Jan Backus 85,868 40.57% +10.80%
Independent Gavin T. Mills 12,465 5.89%
Independent Matthew S. Mulligan 3,141 1.48%
Grassroots Bob Melamede 1,416 0.67%
Liberty Union Jerry Levy 1,376 0.65% -0.40%
Natural Law Joseph Victor Pardo 709 0.33%
Write-ins 192 0.09%
Majority 20,637 9.75% -28.45%
Turnout 211,672
Republican hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-17. Retrieved 2011-06-03.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ https://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/washingtonpost/access/72241055.html?dids=72241055:72241055&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Apr+24%2C+1994&author=Dan+Balz&pub=The+Washington+Post+%28pre-1997+Fulltext%29&desc=Internal+Battles+Shake+Foundation+of+Perot%27s+Political+Structure&pqatl=google
  3. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1994/94Stat.htm#45

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