1970 United States Senate election in Hawaii

The 1970 United States Senate election in Hawaii took place on November 3, 1970.

1970 United States Senate election in Hawaii

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  Hiram Fong.jpg CecilHeftel.jpg
Nominee Hiram Fong Cec Heftel
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 124,163 116,597
Percentage 51.6% 48.4%

1970 United States Senate election in Hawaii results map by county.svg
County results
Fong:      50–60%

U.S. senator before election

Hiram Fong
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Hiram Fong
Republican

Incumbent Republican U.S Senator Hiram Fong was re-elected to a third term in office, narrowly defeating Democratic businessman Cec Heftel. As of 2022, this remains the last U.S. Senate election in Hawaii to be won by a Republican.

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Neil Abercrombie, taxi driver, anarchist, and future U.S. Representative and Governor[1]
  • Cec Heftel, owner of Heftel Broadcasting, a radio conglomerate
  • Tony Hodges, environmental activist

ResultsEdit

Democratic Senate primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cec Heftel 78,934 62.44%
Democratic Tony Hodges 30,430 24.07%
Democratic Neil Abercrombie 17,058 13.49%
Total votes 126,422 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

1970 United States Senate election in Hawaii[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Hiram Fong (incumbent) 124,163 51.57%  1.47
Democratic Cec Heftel 116,597 48.43%  2.08
Total votes 240,760 100.00%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Where Have You Gone, Neil Abercrombie?". 9 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - HI US Senate - D Primary Race - Oct 03, 1970".
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - HI US Senate Race - Nov 03, 1970".