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United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1982

Updated: 2017-08-29T02:41Z
United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1982
← 1976November 2, 19821988 →

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

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Results by town. Red indicates towns carried by Ray Shamie, blue indicates towns carried by Ted Kennedy.

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


  • 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.


Results by county
General election
Democratic Edward M. Kennedy (Incumbent) 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%

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