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1984 United States Senate election in Rhode Island

The 1984 United States Senate election in Rhode Island took place on November 6, 1984. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell successfully sought re-election, defeating Republican Barbara M. Leonard.

United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 1984

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Nominee Claiborne Pell Barbara Leonard
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 285,811 107,545
Percentage 72.7% 27.3%

Rhode Island Election Results by County, all Democratic.svg
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Claiborne Pell

Elected U.S. Senator

Claiborne Pell

Democratic primaryEdit


Republican primaryEdit

General electionEdit


General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Claiborne Pell (Incumbent) 285,811 72.66%
Republican Barbara Leonard 107,545 27.34%
Majority 178,266 45.32%
Total votes 393,356 100.00%
Democratic hold

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 6, 1984" (PDF). Office of the U.S. House Clerk. Retrieved March 17, 2014.