United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 2000

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United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 2000
Massachusetts
1994 ←
November 7, 2000
→ 2006

  Ted Kennedy, official photo portrait crop.jpg
Nominee Ted Kennedy Jack E. Robinson Carla Howell
Party Democratic Republican Libertarian
Popular vote 1,889,494 334,341 308 860
Percentage 69.1% 12.2% 11.3%

Massachusetts Election Results by County, all Democratic.svg

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Ted Kennedy
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Ted Kennedy
Democratic

The 2000 United States Senate election in Massachusetts was held on November 7, 2000. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy won re-election to his seventh full term. The election was notable for a strong third-party performance from Libertarian Carla Howell, who finished with less than a percent behind Republican Jack E. Robinson.

Candidates

Democratic

Libertarian

  • Carla Howell, political activist and small government advocate

Republican

Results

General election results 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edward M. Kennedy 1,889,494 69.11% +11.04
Republican Jack E. Robinson 334,341 12.23% -28.78
Libertarian Carla Howell 308,860 11.30% +10.64
Constitution Philip F. Lawler 42,113 1.54% +1.54
Independent Dale E. Friedgen 13,687 0.50% N/A
Timesizing Not Downsizing Philip Hyde III 8,452 0.31% +0.31
All others 137,059 5.01% +4.98
Total votes 2,734,006 100%

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