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1982 United States Senate election in Wisconsin

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1982 United States Senate election in Wisconsin

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Governor Scott McCallum 2001 (cropped).jpg
Nominee William Proxmire Scott McCallum
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 983,311 527,355
Percentage 63.65% 34.14%

1982 United States Senate election in Wisconsin results map by county.svg
County results
Proxmire:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
McCallum:      50-60%

U.S. senator before election

William Proxmire

Elected U.S. Senator

William Proxmire

The 1982 United States Senate election in Wisconsin was held on November 2, 1982. Incumbent Democrat William Proxmire defeated Republican nominee Scott McCallum with 63.65% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on September 14, 1982.[1]

Democratic primary



Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Proxmire 467,214 86.12
Democratic Marcel Dandeneau 75,258 13.87
Total votes 542,527 100.00

Republican primary



Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott McCallum 182,043 67.71
Republican Paul T. Brewer 86,728 32.26
Total votes 268,771 100.00

General election


Major party candidates

  • William Proxmire, Democratic
  • Scott McCallum, Republican

Other candidates

  • William O. Hart, Independent
  • George Liljenfeldt, Libertarian
  • Sanford G. Knapp, Independent


1982 United States Senate election in Wisconsin[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic William Proxmire 983,311 63.65%
Republican Scott McCallum 527,355 34.14%
Independent William O. Hart 21,807 1.41%
Libertarian George Liljenfeldt 7,947 0.51%
Independent Sanford G. Knapp 4,463 0.29%
Majority 455,956
Turnout 1,544,981
Democratic hold Swing

See also


  1. ^ a b c "The State of Wisconsin Blue Book". 1983. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  2. ^ Cook, Rhodes (17 November 2015). America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook. ISBN 9781483383026. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
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