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United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1982

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1982

November 2, 1982

Nominee Ted Kennedy Ray Shamie
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,247,084 784,602
Percentage 60.8% 38.3%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Ted Kennedy

Elected U.S. Senator

Ted Kennedy

The 1982 United States Senate election in Massachusetts was held on November 2, 1982. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy won re-election to his fourth full term.


  • Major candidates 1
    • Democratic 1.1
    • Republican 1.2
  • Results 2
  • External links 3

Major candidates


  • Ted Kennedy - incumbent U.S. Senator elected in 1962 and reelected in 1964, 1970, and 1976. Ran for president in 1980.


  • Ray Shamie - a millionaire businessman and metalwork entrepreneur.


General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edward M. Kennedy 1,247,084 60.81 -8.50
Republican Ray Shamie 784,602 38.26 +9.25
Libertarian Howard S. Katz 18,878 0.92 +0.92
All others 205 0.01 +0.00
Total votes 2,050,769 70.26%%

External links

  • 1982 Congressional Election results

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