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Encyclopedia > United States Senate elections, 1984
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The U.S. Senate election, 1984 was an election for the United States Senate that coincided with Ronald Reagan's landslide re-election as president. In spite of the lopsided Presidential race, the Republican Party had a net loss of two seats to the Democrats, although it retained control of the Senate. Image File history File links Us_senate_result_1984. ... Image File history File links Us_senate_result_1984. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1969 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


Future Vice President and unsuccessful Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore won an open seat in Tennessee, although not the seat his father had held for many years, and Democrats also defeated Roger Jepsen (R-IA) and Charles H. Percy (R-IL). On the other hand, Republican Mitch McConnell (future Minority Leader) took the seat of incumbent Walter Huddleston, (D-KY). Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential line of succession... |- ! Born | March 31, 1948 Washington, D.C. |} Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. ... Roger William Jepsen is a former United States Senator from Iowa, born in Cedar Falls, Iowa, December 23, 1928; attended the public schools; attended the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls; graduated from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, in 1950, and received a master’s degree from the same university... Charles Harting Percy (born September 27, 1919) was chairman of the Bell & Howell Corporation from 1949 to 1964 and Republican United States Senator for Illinois from 1967 to 1985. ... Addison Mitchell McConnell, Jr. ... The Senate Minority Leader is a member of the United States Senate who is elected by his or her party conference to serve as the chief Senate spokesmen for his or her party and to manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the Senate. ... Walter Darlington Huddleston (born April 15, 1926) is a retired American politician. ...


Another notable new Senator was John Kerry (D-MA), like Gore a future Democratic presidential nominee, who took the open seat vacated by Paul E. Tsongas, who unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1992. John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... Paul Efthemios Tsongas Paul Efthemios Tsongas (February 14, 1941–January 18, 1997) was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the United States Democratic Party. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...

Contents

References

  • Barone, Michael, and Grant Ujifusa, The Almanac of American Politics 1986: The Senators, the Representatives and the Governors: Their Records and Election Results, Their States and Districts (1985).
  • William D. Snider; Helms and Hunt: The North Carolina Senate Race, 1984 University of North Carolina Press, 1985

Senate contests in 1984

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama Howell Heflin Democrat Re-elected, 62.8 - 36.3 Albert Lee Smith (Republican)
Alaska Ted Stevens Republican Re-elected, 71.2 - 28.5 John E. Havelock (Democrat)
Arkansas David H. Pryor Democrat Re-elected, 57.3 - 42.7 Ed Bethune (Republican)
Colorado William L. Armstrong Republican Re-elected, 64.2 - 34.6 Nancy Dick (Democrat)
Delaware Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Democrat Re-elected, 60.1 - 39.1 John M. Burris (Republican)
Georgia Sam Nunn Democrat Re-elected, 79.9 - 20.1 Jon M. Hicks (Republican)
Idaho James A. McClure Republican Re-elected, 72.2 - 26.0 Peter M. Busch (Democrat)
Illinois Charles H. Percy Republican Defeated, 50.1 - 48.2 Paul Simon (Democrat)
Iowa Roger W. Jepsen Republican Defeated, 55.5 - 43.7 Tom Harkin (Democrat)
Kansas Nancy Landon Kassebaum Republican Re-elected, 76.0 - 21.2 James R. Maher (Democrat)
Kentucky Walter D. Huddleston Democrat Defeated, 49.9 - 49.5 Mitch McConnell (Republican)
Louisiana J. Bennett Johnston Democrat Re-elected, in Primary
Maine William S. Cohen Republican Re-elected, 73.3 - 25.9 Elizabeth H. Mitchell (Democrat)
Massachusetts Paul E. Tsongas Democrat Retired: Democratic victory, 55.1 - 44.9 John F. Kerry (Democrat)
Raymond Shamie (Republican)
Michigan Carl Levin Democrat Re-elected, 51.8 - 47.2 Jack Lousma (Republican)
Minnesota Rudy Boschwitz Republican Re-elected, 58.1 - 41.3 Joan A. Growe (Democrat)
Mississippi Thad Cochran Republican Re-elected, 60.9 - 39.1 William Winter (Democrat)
Montana Max Baucus Democrat Re-elected, 56.9 - 40.7 Chuck Cozzens (Republican)
Nebraska J. James Exon Democrat Re-elected, 51.9 - 48.0 Nancy Hoch (Republican)
New Hampshire Gordon J. Humphrey Republican Re-elected, 58.7 - 41.0 Norman E. D'Amours (Democrat)
New Jersey Bill Bradley Democrat Re-elected, 64.2 - 35.2 Mary V. Mochary (Republican)
New Mexico Pete V. Domenici Republican Re-elected, 71.9 - 28.1 Judith A. Pratt (Democrat)
North Carolina Jesse Helms Republican Re-elected, 51.7 - 47.8 James B. Hunt, Jr. (Democrat)
Oklahoma David L. Boren Democrat Re-elected, 75.6 - 23.4 Will E. Crozier (Republican)
Oregon Mark O. Hatfield Republican Re-elected, 66.5 - 33.4 Margie Hendrickson (Democrat)
Rhode Island Claiborne Pell Democrat Re-elected, 72.6 - 27.4 Barbara Leonard (Republican)
South Carolina Strom Thurmond Republican Re-elected, 66.8 - 31.8 Melvin Purvis, Jr. (Democrat)
South Dakota Larry Pressler Republican Re-elected, 74.5 - 25.5 George V. Cunningham (Democrat)
Tennessee Howard H. Baker, Jr. Republican Retired: Democratic victory, 60.7 - 33.8 - 5.3 Al Gore (Democrat)
Victor Ashe (Republican)
Ed McAteer (Independent)
Texas John G. Tower Republican Retired: Republican victory, 58.5 - 41.4 Phil Gramm (Republican)
Lloyd Doggett (Democrat)
Virginia John W. Warner Republican Re-elected, 70.0 - 29.9 Edythe C. Harrison (Democrat)
West Virginia Jennings Randolph Democrat Retired: Democratic victory, 51.8 - 47.7 John D. Rockefeller IV (Democrat)
John R. Raese (Republican)
Wyoming Alan K. Simpson Republican Re-elected, 78.3 - 21.7 Victor A. Ryan (Democrat)

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See also

Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The U.S. House election, 1984 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1984 which coincided with the re-election of President Ronald Reagan in a landslide. ...

Senate composition before and after elections

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