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1982 United States Senate election in Wisconsin

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The 1982 United States Senate election in Wisconsin was held on November 2, 1982. Incumbent Democrat William Proxmire defeated Republican nominee Scott McCallum with 63.65% of the vote.

1982 United States Senate election in Wisconsin

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Nominee William Proxmire Scott McCallum
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 983,311 527,355
Percentage 63.65% 34.14%

Wisconsin Senate Election Results by County, 1982.svg
County results
Proxmire:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
McCallum:      50-60%

U.S. Senator before election

William Proxmire
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

William Proxmire
Democratic

Contents

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on September 14, 1982.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Proxmire 467,214 86.12
Democratic Marcel Dandeneau 75,258 13.87
Total votes 542,527 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott McCallum 182,043 67.71
Republican Paul T. Brewer 86,728 32.26
Total votes 268,771 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • William Proxmire, Democratic
  • Scott McCallum, Republican

Other candidates

  • William O. Hart, Independent
  • George Liljenfeldt, Libertarian
  • Sanford G. Knapp, Independent

ResultsEdit

1982 United States Senate election in Wisconsin[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic William Proxmire 983,311 63.65%
Republican Scott McCallum 527,355 34.14%
Independent William O. Hart 21,807 1.41%
Libertarian George Liljenfeldt 7,947 0.51%
Independent Sanford G. Knapp 4,463 0.29%
Majority 455,956
Turnout 1,544,981
Democratic hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "The State of Wisconsin Blue Book". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  2. ^ "America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2018-11-14.