U.S. Senate, 1984 Election


Date: November 6, 1984
Cycle: 1984
Office: U.S. Senate
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Rudy Boschwitz Incumbent Man Independent-Republican 1,199,926 58.08 +16.80
Joan Anderson Growe Woman Democratic-Farmer-Labor 852,844 41.28
Eleanor Garcia Woman Socialist Workers 5,351 0.26
Richard Putman Man Libertarian 4,653 0.23
Jeffrey M. Miller Man New Union 3,129 0.15

Senator Boschwitz was reelected to a second term.

Growe was a former teacher, state Representative (HD 40A, 1973-1975), and sitting Secretary of State (1975-1999) from Minnetonka.

Garcia was a steelworker from St. Paul. Garcia was nominated by petition.

Putman was a business owner from Mankato. Putman was nominated by petition.

Miller was a self-employed groundskeeper from Minneapolis, New Union nominee for the 5th CD in 1980, and nominee for the U.S. Senate in 1982. Miller was nominated by petition.


  • Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 8, 1988 (p. 29).