Electoral history of Robert Byrd

Electoral history of Robert Byrd

Electoral history of Robert Byrd, senior United States Senator from West Virginia (1959-present), President pro tempore of the United States Senate (1989-1995, 2001, 2001-2003 and 2007-present), Senate Majority (1977-1981, 1987-1989) and Minority Leader (1981-1987). He is also the longest-serving U.S. Senator in history, as well as current longest-serving member of Congress

West Virginia's 6th congressional district, 1952 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=39750 Our Campaigns - WV District 6 Race - Nov 04, 1952 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (D) - 104,387 (55.58%)
* Latelle M. LaFollette (R) - 83,439 (44.42%)

West Virginia's 6th congressional district, 1954 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=39751 Our Campaigns - WV District 6 Race - Nov 04, 1954 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (D) (inc.) - 73,535 (62.73%)
* Pat B. Withrow, Jr. (R) - 43,685 (37.27%)

West Virginia's 6th congressional district, 1956 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=39752 Our Campaigns - WV District 6 Race - Nov 06, 1956 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (D) (inc.) - 99,854 (57.40%)
* Cleo S. Jones (R) - 74,110 (42.60%)

West Virginia United States Senate election, 1958 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=39753 Our Campaigns - WV US Senate Race - Nov 04, 1958 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (D) - 381,745 (59.19%)
* W. Chapman Revercomb (R) (inc.) - 263,172 (40.81%)

West Virginia United States Senate election, 1964 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=39754 Our Campaigns - WV US Senate Race - Nov 03, 1964 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (D) (inc.) - 515,015 (67.67%)
* Cooper P. Benedict (R) - 246,072 (32.33%)

West Virginia Democratic primary for the United States Senate, 1970 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=349320 Our Campaigns - WV US Senate - D Primary Race - May 12, 1970 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (inc.) - 195,725 (88.96%)
* John J. McOwen - 24,286 (11.04%)

West Virginia United States Senate election, 1970 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=6544 Our Campaigns - WV US Senate Race - Nov 03, 1970 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (D) (inc.) - 345,965 (77.64%)
* Elmer Dodson (R) - 99,658 (22.36%)

West Virginia Democratic Presidential primary, 1976 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=36125 Our Campaigns - WV US President - D Primary Race - May 11, 1976 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd - 331,639 (89.01%)
* George Wallace - 40,938 (10.99%)

Florida Democratic Presidential primary, 1976 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=36108 Our Campaigns - FL US President - D Primary Race - Mar 09, 1976 ] ] :
* Jimmy Carter - 448,844 (34.52%)
* George Wallace - 396,820 (30.52%)
* Henry M. Jackson - 310,944 (23.91%)
* None of Names Shown - 37,626 (2.89%)
* Milton Shapp - 32,198 (2.48%)
* Mo Udall - 27,235 (2.09%)
* Birch Bayh - 8,750 (0.67%)
* Arthur O. Blessitt - 7,889 (0.61%)
* Ellen McCormack - 7,595 (0.58%)
* Sargent Shriver - 7,084 (0.55%)
* Fred R. Harris - 5,397 (0.42%)
* Robert Byrd - 5,042 (0.39%)
* Frank Church - 4,906 (0.38%)

Georgia Democratic Presidential primary, 1976 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=36119 Our Campaigns - GA US President - D Primary Race - May 04, 1976 ] ] :
* Jimmy Carter - 419,272 (83.44%)
* George Wallace - 57,594 (11.46%)
* Mo Udall - 9,755 (1.94%)
* Robert Byrd - 3,628 (0.72%)
* Henry M. Jackson - 3,358 (0.67%)
* Frank Church - 2,477 (0.49%)
* Frank Joseph Ahern - 1,487 (0.30%)
* Sargent Shriver - 1,378 (0.27%)
* Birch Bayh - 824 (0.16%)
* Fred R. Harris - 699 (0.14%)
* Ellen McCormack - 635 (0.13%)
* Abram Eisenman - 351 (0.07%)
* Lloyd Bentsen - 277 (0.06%)
* Frank Bona - 263 (0.05%)
* Milton Shapp - 181 (0.04%)
* George Roden - 153 (0.03%)
* Bob Kelleher - 139 (0.03%)1976 Democratic Presidential primaries [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=55206 Our Campaigns - US President - D Primaries Race - Feb 01, 1976 ] ] :
* Jimmy Carter - 6,235,609 (39.19%)
* Jerry Brown - 2,449,374 (15.39%)
* George Wallace - 1,955,388 (12.29%)
* Mo Udall - 1,611,754 (10.13%)
* Henry M. Jackson - 1,134,375 (7.13%)
* Frank Church - 830,818 (5.22%)
* Robert Byrd - 340,309 (2.14%)
* Sargent Shriver - 304,399 (1.91%)
* Unpledged delegates - 283,437 (1.78%)
* Ellen McCormack - 238,027 (1.50%)
* Fred R. Harris - 234,568 (1.47%)
* Milton Shapp - 88,254 (0.56%)
* Birch Bayh - 86,438 (0.54%)
* Hubert Humphrey - 61,992 (0.39%)
* Ted Kennedy - 19,805 (0.12%)
* Arthur O. Blessitt - 8,717 (0.06%)
* Lloyd Bentsen - 4,046 (0.03%)

1976 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally) [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=58483 Our Campaigns - US President - D Convention Race - Jul 12, 1976 ] ] :
* Jimmy Carter - 2,239 (74.48%)
* Mo Udall - 330 (10.98%)
* Jerry Brown - 301 (10.01%)
* George Wallace - 57 (1.90%)
* Ellen McCormack - 22 (0.73%)
* Frank Church - 19 (0.63%)
* Hubert Humphrey - 10 (0.33%)
* Henry M. Jackson - 10 (0.33%)
* Fred R. Harris - 9 (0.30%)
* Milton Shapp - 2 (0.07%)
* Robert Byrd, Cesar Chavez, Leon Jaworski, Barbara Jordan, Ted Kennedy, Jennings Randolph, Fred Stover - each 1 vote (0.03%)

West Virginia United States Senate elections, 1976 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=6298 Our Campaigns - WV US Senate Race - Nov 02, 1976 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (D) (inc.) - 566,359 (100.00%)

1980 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally) [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=58484 Our Campaigns - US President - D Convention Race - Aug 11, 1980 ] ] :
* Jimmy Carter (inc.) - 2,123 (64.04%)
* Ted Kennedy - 1,151 (34.72%)
* William Proxmire - 10 (0.30%)
* Koryne Kaneski Horbal - 5 (0.15%)
* Scott M. Matheson, Sr. - 5 (0.15%)
* Ron Dellums - 3 (0.09%)
* Robert Byrd - 2 (0.06%)
* John Culver - 2 (0.06%)
* Kent Hance - 2 (0.06%)
* Jennings Randolph - 2 (0.06%)
* Warren Spannaus - 2 (0.06%)
* Alice Tripp - 2 (0.06%)
* Jerry Brown - 1 (0.03%)
* Dale Bumpers - 1 (0.03%)
* Hugh L. Carey - 1 (0.03%)
* Walter Mondale - 1 (0.03%)
* Edmund Muskie - 1 (0.03%)
* Thomas J. Steed - 1 (0.03%)

West Virginia United States Senate election, 1982 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=3772 Our Campaigns - WV US Senate Race - Nov 05, 1982 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (D) (inc.) - 387,170 (68.49%)
* Cleve Benedict (R) - 173,910 (30.76%)
* William B. Howland (Socialist Workers) - 4,234 (0.75%)

West Virginia Democratic primary for the United States Senate, 1988 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=255068 Our Campaigns - WV US Senate- D Primary Race - May 10, 1988 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (inc.) - 252,767 (80.77%)
* Bob Myers - 60,186 (19.23%)

West Virginia United States Senate election, 1988 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=3544 Our Campaigns - WV US Senate Race - Nov 08, 1988 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (D) (inc.) - 410,983 (64.77%)
* Jay Wolfe (R) - 223,564 (35.23%)

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 1989 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=407643 Our Campaigns - President Pro Tempore Race - Jan 03, 1989 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (D) - 55 (55.00%)
* Strom Thurmond - 45 (45.00%)

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 1991 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=407638 Our Campaigns - President Pro Tempore Race - Jan 03, 1991 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (D) (inc.) - 56 (56.00%)
* Strom Thurmond (R) - 44 (44.00%)

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 1993 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=407636 Our Campaigns - President Pro Tempore Race - Jan 03, 1993 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (D) (inc.) - 57 (57.00%)
* Strom Thurmond (R) - 43 (43.00%)

West Virginia Democratic primary for the United States Senate, 1994 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=242841 Our Campaigns - WV US Senate- D Primary Race - May 10, 1994 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (inc.) - 190,061 (85.42%)
* James M. Fuller - 20,057 (9.01%)
* Paul Nuchims - 12,381 (5.57%)

West Virginia United States Senate election, 1994 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=3456 Our Campaigns - WV US Senate Race - Nov 08, 1994 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (D) (inc.) - 290,495 (69.01%)
* Stan Klos (R) - 130,441 (30.99%)

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 1995 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=407635 Our Campaigns - President Pro Tempore Race - Jan 03, 1995 ] ] :
* Strom Thurmond (R) - 52 (52.00%)
* Robert Byrd (D) (inc.) - 48 (48.00%)

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 1997 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=407634 Our Campaigns - President Pro Tempore Race - Jan 03, 1997 ] ] :
* Strom Thurmond (R) (inc.) - 55 (55.00%)
* Robert Byrd - 45 (45.00%)

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 1999 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=407633 Our Campaigns - President Pro Tempore Race - Jan 03, 1999 ] ] :
* Strom Thurmond (R) (inc.) - 55 (55.00%)
* Robert Byrd - 45 (45.00%)

West Virginia United States Senate election, 2000 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=120 Our Campaigns - WV US Senate Race - Nov 07, 2000 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (D) (inc.) - 469,215 (77.75%)
* David T. Gallaher (R) - 121,635 (20.16%)
* Joe Whelan (LBT) - 12,627 (2.09%)

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, January 3, 2001 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=407632 Our Campaigns - President Pro Tempore Race - Jan 03, 2001 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (D) - 51 (50.50%)
* Strom Thurmond (R) (inc.) - 50 (49.51%)

Vice President Al Gore casted tie-breaking vote

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, January 20, 2001 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=103493 Our Campaigns - President Pro-Tempore Race - Jan 20, 2001 ] ] :
* Strom Thurmond (R) - 51 (50.50%)
* Robert Byrd (D) (inc.) - 50 (49.51%)

Vice President Dick Cheney casted tie-breaking vote

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, June 6, 2001 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=1587 Our Campaigns - President Pro Tempore Race - Jun 06, 2001 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (D) - 51 (51.00%)
* Strom Thurmond (R) (inc.) - 49 (49.00%)

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 2003 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=36476 Our Campaigns - President Pro Tempore Race - Jan 03, 2003 ] ] :
* Ted Stevens (R) - 51 (51.00%)
* Robert Byrd (D) (inc.) - 49 (49.00%)

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 2005 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=190028 Our Campaigns - President Pro Tempore Race - Jan 03, 2005 ] ] :
* Ted Stevens (R) (inc.) - 55 (55.00%)
* Robert Byrd - 45 (45.00%)

West Virginia Democratic primary for the United States Senate, 2006 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=83871 Our Campaigns - WV US Senate - D Primary Race - May 09, 2006 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (inc.) - 159,154 (85.68%)
* Billy Hendricks Jr. - 26,609 (14.32%)

West Virginia United States Senate election, 2006 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=83869 Our Campaigns - WV US Senate Race - Nov 07, 2006 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (D) (inc.) - 291,058 (64.41%)
* John Raese (R) - 152,315 (33.71%)
* Jesse Johnson (Mountain) - 8,522 (1.89%)

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 2007 [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=309017 Our Campaigns - President Pro Tempore Race - Jan 03, 2007 ] ] :
* Robert Byrd (D) - 51 (51.00%)
* Ted Stevens (R) (inc.) - 49 (49.00%)

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