Richard Lugar

Offices

U.S. Senate
Class 1
In office
Jan 3, 1977 to Jan 3, 2013

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Renomination Bid
Richard Lugar spent 36 years, 9 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1974–U.S. Senate (Class 3) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1974
50.73%
Birch E. Bayh, II (i)*, Democratic, 889,269 votes
46.44%
Richard Lugar, Republican, 814,117 votes
 2.83%
Don L. Lee, American, 49,592 votes
Out of 1,752,978 votes casts, the margin of victory was 75,152 (4.29%)
1976–U.S. Senate (Class 1) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1976
58.76%
Richard Lugar*, Republican, 1,275,833 votes
40.46%
R. Vance Hartke (i), Democratic, 878,522 votes
 0.66%
Don L. Lee, Independent, 14,321 votes
 0.12%
David Lee Hoagland, U.S. Labor, 2,511 votes
Out of 2,171,187 votes casts, the margin of victory was 397,311 (18.30%)
1982–U.S. Senate (Class 1) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1982
53.83%
Richard Lugar (i)*, Republican, 978,301 votes
45.58%
Floyd Fithian, Democratic, 828,400 votes
 0.58%
Raymond James, American, 10,586 votes
Out of 1,817,287 votes casts, the margin of victory was 149,901 (8.25%)
1988–U.S. Senate (Class 1) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1988
68.14%
Richard Lugar (i)*, Republican, 1,430,525 votes
31.86%
Jack Wickes, Democratic, 668,778 votes
Out of 2,099,303 votes casts, the margin of victory was 761,747 (36.28%)
1994–U.S. Senate (Class 1) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1994
67.35%
Richard Lugar (i)*, Republican, 1,039,625 votes
30.50%
James Prather Jontz, Democratic, 470,796 votes
 1.12%
Barbara Bourland, Libertarian, 17,339 votes
 1.02%
Mary C. Barton, New Alliance, 15,800 votes
 0.00%
Brian Mitchell, Write-In, 74 votes
Out of 1,543,634 votes casts, the margin of victory was 568,829 (36.85%)
2000–U.S. Senate (Class 1) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 2000
66.56%
Richard Lugar (i)*, Republican, 1,427,944 votes
31.85%
David L. Johnson, Democratic, 683,273 votes
 1.58%
Paul Hager, Libertarian, 33,992 votes
Out of 2,145,209 votes casts, the margin of victory was 744,671 (34.71%)
2006–U.S. Senate (Class 1) WON
Republican Primary–Tuesday, May 2, 2006
100.00%
Richard Lugar (i)*, Republican, 393,960 votes
Out of 393,960 votes casts, the margin of victory was 393,960 (100.00%)
2006–U.S. Senate (Class 1) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 2006
87.36%
Richard Lugar (i)*, Republican, 1,171,553 votes
 12.59%
Steve Osborn, Libertarian, 168,820 votes
 0.03%
Mark Pool, Write-In, 444 votes
 0.02%
Jack H. Baldwin, Write-In, 294 votes
Out of 1,340,373 votes casts, the margin of victory was 1,002,733 (74.77%)
2012–U.S. Senate (Class 1) LOST
Republican Primary–Tuesday, May 8, 2012
60.51%
Richard Mourdock*, Republican, 400,321 votes
39.49%
Richard Lugar (i), Republican, 261,285 votes
Out of 661,606 votes casts, the margin of victory was 139,036 (21.02%)
In the 9 races we have results for, Richard Lugar had a record of 7-2. That includes a record of 6-1 in 7 general elections, and 1-1 in 2 primary elections.