1994 United States Senate Special Election in Tennessee
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1994 United States Senate Special Election in Tennessee
1994 United States Senate special election in Tennessee

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Nominee Fred Thompson Jim Cooper
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 885,998 565,930
Percentage 60.4% 38.6%

Tennessee Senate Election Results by County, 1994Special.svg
County Results

Thompson:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Cooper:      50-60%      60-70%

The 1994 United States Senate special election in Tennessee was held November 8, 1994. Al Gore resigned from the Senate following his election as Vice President of the United States, and this led to the appointment of Harlan Mathews and the special election.[1] Republican nominee Fred Thompson won the open seat in a decisive victory.

Major candidates

Democratic

Republican

Results

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Fred Thompson 885,998 60.44% +30.63%
Democratic Jim Cooper 565,930 38.61% -29.12%
Independent Charles N. Hancock 4,169 0.28%
Independent Charles Moore 2,219 0.15%
Independent Terry Lytle 1,934 0.13%
Independent Kerry Martin 1,719 0.12%
Independent Jon Walls 1,532 0.10%
Independent Hobart Lumpkin 1,184 0.08%
Independent Don Schneller 1,150 0.08%
Write-ins 27 0.00%
Majority 320,068 21.83% -16.08%
Turnout 1,465,862
Republican gain from Democratic

See also

References

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - TN US Senate Special Race - Nov 08, 1994". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  2. ^ "94 CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION STATISTICS". clerk.house.gov.

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