Skip to main content

View Diary: Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: A fresh way of looking at presidential elections (24 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Leahy almost lost in 1980 (0+ / 0-)

    He won by 2,755 votes -- 49.82% to 48.50%. I think it was the closest Senate election that year.

    He had only won in 1974 by 4,406 votes -- 49.48% to 46.39%. A third party candidate named Bernie Sanders -- yup, that Bernie Sanders -- got 5,901 votes. Sanders has never been a Democrat and in any other year would likely have been the spoiler.

    Sanders would finally win big in 1986.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site