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2000 United States Senate election in Rhode Island

The 2000 United States Senate election in Rhode Island was held November 7, 2000. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee was elected his first full term after being appointed in 1999 to fill the seat of his father John Chafee who died on October 24, 1999. As of 2019, this is the last congressional election in Rhode Island won by a Republican.

United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 2000

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  Lincoln Chafee official portrait.jpg Bob Weygand.jpg
Nominee Lincoln Chafee Robert Weygand
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 222,588 161,023
Percentage 56.9% 41.2%

Rhode Island Senate Election Results by County, 2000.svg
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Lincoln Chafee
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Lincoln Chafee
Republican

Contents

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Weygand 51,769 57.49
Democratic Richard A. Licht 38,281 42.51
Total votes 90,050 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican Party primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lincoln Chafee (Incumbent) 2,221 100.00
Total votes 2,221 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

DebatesEdit

ResultsEdit

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Lincoln Chafee (Incumbent) 222,588 56.88% -7.65%
Democratic Robert Weygand 161,023 41.15% +5.67%
Reform Christopher Young 4,107 1.05%
Independent Kenneth Proulx 3,635 0.93%
Majority 61,565 15.73% -13.32%
Turnout 391,353
Republican hold Swing {{{swing}}}

See alsoEdit

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