1982 United States Senate election in Tennessee

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1982 United States Senate election in Tennessee

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  Jim sasser (cropped).jpg Robin Beard (cropped).jpg
Nominee Jim Sasser Robin Beard
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 780,113 479,642
Percentage 61.93% 38.07%

Senator before election

Jim Sasser
Democratic

Elected Senator

Jim Sasser
Democratic

The 1982 United States Senate election in Tennessee was held on November 2, 1982, concurrently with other elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Jim Sasser won re-election. Sasser defeated Republican Robin Beard.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Sasser 511,059 88.95%
Democratic Charles Gordon Vick 63,488 11.05%

Republican[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Robin Beard, U.S. Representative
  • William Bryce Thompson, Jr.

Results[edit]

Republican Party primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robin Beard 205,271 91.41%
Republican William Bryce Thompson, Jr. 19,277 8.59%

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Sasser 780,113 61.93%
Republican Robin Beard 479,642 38.07%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TN US Senate - D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  2. ^ "TN US Senate - R Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  3. ^ Cook, Rhodes. "America Votes 32: 2015-2016, Election Returns by State". CQ Press – via Google Books.