2000 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

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Nominee Ted Kennedy Jack E. Robinson III Carla Howell
Party Democratic Republican Libertarian
Popular vote 1,889,494 334,341 308,860
Percentage 72.7% 12.9% 11.9%

2000 United States Senate election in Massachusetts results map by municipality.svg
Municipal results

U.S. senator before election

Ted Kennedy

Elected U.S. Senator

Ted Kennedy

The 2000 United States Senate election in Massachusetts was held on November 7, 2000. It ran concurrently with the U.S. presidential election and elections to the U.S. Senate in other states, as well as elections to the House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy won re-election to a seventh full term. He won every municipality in the state. The election was notable for a strong third-party performance from Libertarian Carla Howell, who finished less than a percent behind Republican Jack E. Robinson III.






General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ted Kennedy (incumbent) 1,889,494 72.69% +14.62%
Republican Jack E. Robinson III 334,341 12.86% −28.15%
Libertarian Carla Howell 308,860 11.88% +11.22%
Constitution Philip F. Lawler 42,113 1.62% N/A
Independent Dale E. Friedgen 13,687 0.53% N/A
Timesizing Not Downsizing Philip Hyde III 8,452 0.33% N/A
Write-in 2,473 0.10% +0.07%
Total votes 2,734,006 100% N/A
Democratic hold

See also


  1. ^ "2000 ELECTION STATISTICS". house.gov. Retrieved May 9, 2015.