1984 United States Senate election in Alabama

1984 United States Senate election in Alabama

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  Heflin.jpg Albert Lee Smith, Jr.jpg
Nominee Howell Heflin Albert L. Smith Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 857,535 498,508
Percentage 62.68% 36.43%

Alabama Senate Election Results by County, 1984.svg
County results
Heflin:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Smith:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. Senator before election

Howell Heflin
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Howell Heflin
Democratic

The 1984 United States Senate election in Alabama was held on November 6, 1984.

Incumbent Democratic Senator Howell Heflin was easily re-elected to a second term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Charles W. Borden, dentist
  • Howell Heflin, incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Margaret Stewart, perennial candidate

Results[edit]

1984 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howell Heflin (incumbent) 399,817 83.23%
Democratic Charles W. Borden 47,463 9.88%
Democratic Margaret Stewart 33,114 6.89%
Total votes 480,394 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

1984 Republican U.S. Senate primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Albert Lee Smith, Jr. 27,304 61.79%
Republican Doug Carter 8,067 18.26%
Republican Joseph Keith 5,171 11.70%
Republican Clint Wilkes 3,644 8.25%
Total votes 44,186 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Howell Heflin (incumbent) 857,535 62.68% Decrease31.31
Republican Albert Lee Smith, Jr. 498,508 36.43% Increase36.43
Libertarian S.D. Davis 12,191 0.89% Increase0.89
Total votes 1,368,234 100.00%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AL US Senate - D Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  2. ^ "AL US Senate - R Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  3. ^ "AL US Sentate". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 7 January 2020.