1970 United States Senate election in Connecticut
The United States Senate election of 1970 in Connecticut was held on November 3, 1970. Republican Lowell Weicker defeated Democratic candidate Joseph Duffey and incumbent Thomas J. Dodd who ran this time, as an independent. Dodd entered the race at the last minute and split the Democratic vote, allowing Weicker to win with only 42% of the vote.
Weicker: 30–40% 40–50% 50–60%
- Alphonsus Donahue, Stamford businessman
- Joseph Duffey, anti-war activist
- Edward L. Marcus, President of the Connecticut Senate
|Democratic||Edward L. Marcus||35,715||19.64%|
|Independent||Thomas J. Dodd (incumbent)||266,497||24.46%|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
- Dissent of the Governed, a documentary made by and about the Duffey campaign
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- Pace, Eric (24 August 2002). "John M. Lupton, 85, Politician and Educator in Connecticut". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
- "Our Campaigns - CT US Senate- R Primary Race - Aug 12, 1970".
- Our Campaigns - CT US Senate Race - Nov 03, 1970