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United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 2000

United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 2000

November 7, 2000

Nominee Ted Kennedy Jack E. Robinson Carla Howell
Party Democratic Republican Libertarian
Popular vote 1,889,494 334,341 308 860
Percentage 72.7% 12.9% 11.9%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Ted Kennedy

Elected U.S. Senator

Ted Kennedy

The 2000 United States Senate election in Massachusetts was held on November 7, 2000. Incumbent 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 with less than a percent behind Republican Jack E. Robinson.


  • Candidates 1
    • Democratic 1.1
    • Libertarian 1.2
    • Republican 1.3
  • Results 2
  • References 3




  • Carla Howell, political activist and small government advocate



General election results [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Edward M. Kennedy 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
All others 2,473 0.10%
Total votes 2,734,006 100%


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