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Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.)

  • District: Senior Senator from Vermont
  • Residence: Middlesex
  • Born: March 31, 1940; Montpelier, Vt.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Marcelle Leahy; three children
  • Education: St. Michael's College, B.A. 1961 (political science); Georgetown U., J.D. 1964
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Chittenden County state's attorney, 1966-75; U.S. Senate, 1975-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1974 (7th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Conservation, Forestry & Natural Resources; Livestock and Dairy; Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Food & Agricultural Research); Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Defense; Homeland Security; Interior-Environment; State-Foreign Operations - Chairman; Transportation-HUD); Judiciary - Chairman (Immigration, Refugees & Border Security; Oversight, Federal Rights & Agency Actions); Rules & Administration; Joint Library
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State Information: Vermont

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Patrick Leahy (D) 151,281 64.3%
Len Britton (R) 72,699 30.9%
Daniel Freilich (I) 3,544 1.5%
Cris Ericson (USM) 2,731 1.2%
Stephen Cain (I) 2,356 1%
Peter Diamondstone (S) 1,433 0.6%
Johenry Nunes (I) 1,021 0.4%
2004 general Patrick Leahy (D) 216,972 70.6%
John McMullen (R) 75,398 24.5%
Cris Ericson (M) 6,486 2.1%
Craig Hill (GREEN) 3,999 1.3%
Keith Stern (I) 3,300 1.1%
Ben Mitchell (LU) 879 0.3%
1998 general Patrick Leahy (D) 154,567 72.2%
Fred H. Tuttle (R) 48,051 22.4%
Hugh Douglas (LIBERT) 4,199 2%
Barry M. Nelson (I) 2,893 1.4%
Robert "Bob" Melamede (VG) 2,459 1.1%
Jerry Levy (LU) 1,238 0.6%
1992 general Patrick J. Leahy (D) 154,762 54.2%
James H. Douglas (R) 123,854 43.3%
Jerry Levy (LU) 5,121 1.8%
Michael B. Godeck (FFL) 1,780 0.6%
1986 general Patrick J. Leahy (D) 124,123 63%
Richard A. Snelling (R) 67,798 34%
1980 general Patrick J. Leahy (D) 104,176 50%
Stewart M. Ledbetter (R) 101,421 48%
1974 general Patrick J. Leahy (D) 70,629 50%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 67.46% John McCain: 30.44%
2012 : 66.57% : 30.97%
2004 John Kerry: 59% George W. Bush: 39%
2000 Al Gore: 51% George W. Bush: 41%
1996 Bill Clinton: 54% Robert Dole: 31%
1992 Bill Clinton: 46% George H. W. Bush: 31%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 48% George H. W. Bush: 51%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 41% :

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