United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 2000
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.
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 less than a percent behind Republican Jack E. Robinson. Candidates [ edit ] Democratic [ edit ] Libertarian [ edit ] Republican [ edit ] Results [ edit ]
General election results  Party Candidate Votes % ± Democratic Ted Kennedy (Incumbent) 1,889,494 72.69% Republican Jack E. Robinson 334,341 12.86% Libertarian Carla Howell 308,860 11.88% Constitution Philip F. Lawler 42,113 1.62% +1.62 Independent Dale E. Friedgen 13,687 0.53% N/A Timesizing Not Downsizing Philip Hyde III 8,452 0.33% +0.33 Write-in 2,473 0.10% Total votes 2,734,006 100 Democratic hold Swing See also [ edit ] References [ edit ]