1990 United States House of Representatives election in Vermont
The 1990 United States House of Representatives election in Vermont was held on Tuesday, November 6, 1990 to elect the U.S. Representative from the state's at-large congressional district. The election coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices.
|Republican||Peter Plympton Smith (incumbent)||27,339||60.31|
|Democratic||Bernie Sanders (Write-in)||2,005||13.84|
|Republican||Peter Plympton Smith (incumbent)||82,938||39.52|
|Liberty Union||Peter Diamondstone||1,965||0.94|
|Independent gain from Republican|
- "1990 Primary Election Results" (PDF). Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
- "United States Representative (One District): 1932-2014" (PDF). Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
- Tuesday, March 20, 1990, Bernard Sanders, 48, returns to the political battlefield as he tells a Montpelier news conference he will challenge U.S. Representative Peter Smith, Republican of Vermont, for the state's lone House seat. Sanders decides to eschew a possible run for governor following Governor Madeleine Kunin's decision to step down after three terms. "This campaign for Congress is about hope," he says. "It is saying to the people of Vermont, especially the working people, the elderly people, environmentalists, peace activists, people who year after year feel that they've been knocking their heads against Washington: 'Please don't give up.'" http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/politics/2015/05/26/sanders-begin-political-revolution/27991467/