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1970 United States Senate election in New Jersey

The 1970 United States Senate election in New Jersey was held on November 3, 1970. Incumbent Democrat Harrison A. Williams defeated Republican nominee Nelson G. Gross with 54.02% of the vote.

1970 United States Senate election in New Jersey

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Nominee Harrison A. Williams Nelson G. Gross
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,157,074 903,026
Percentage 54.02% 42.16%

U.S. Senator before election

Harrison A. Williams
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Harrison A. Williams
Democratic

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on June 2, 1970.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harrison A. Williams 190,692 65.59
Democratic Frank Joseph Guarini 100,045 34.41
Total votes 290,737 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Nelson G. Gross 150,662 65.39
Republican James A. Quaremba 43,547 18.90
Republican Joseph T. Gavin 36,208 15.71
Total votes 230,417 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • Harrison A. Williams, Democratic
  • Nelson G. Gross, Republican

Other candidates

  • Joseph F. Job, Independent
  • William J. O'Grady, Independent
  • Joseph S. Mans, Independent
  • Jules Levin, Socialist Labor

ResultsEdit

1970 United States Senate election in New Jersey[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Harrison A. Williams 1,157,074 54.02%
Republican Nelson G. Gross 903,026 42.16%
Independent Joseph F. Job 58,992 2.75%
Independent William J. O'Grady 12,938 0.60%
Independent Joseph S. Mans 6,066 0.28%
Socialist Labor Jules Levin 4,009 0.19%
Majority 254,048
Turnout 2,142,105
Democratic hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "1970 Primary Election Results" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1970. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "1970 General Election Results" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1970. Retrieved May 4, 2019.