1970 United States Senate election in Utah

The 1970 United States Senate election in Utah was held on November 3, 1970. Incumbent Democratic Senator Frank Moss was re-elected to a third term in office, defeating Republican U.S. Representative Laurence J. Burton.

1970 United States Senate election in Utah

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Nominee Frank Moss Laurence J. Burton
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 210,207 159,004
Percentage 56.2% 42.5%

1970 United States Senate election in Utah results map by county.svg
County results
Moss:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Burton:      40–50%      50-60%      60-70%

U.S. senator before election

Frank Moss
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Frank Moss
Democratic

As of 2021, this is the last time the Democrats won a U.S. Senate election in Utah.

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1970 U.S. Senate election in Utah[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Frank Moss (incumbent) 210,207 56.16%  1.17
Republican Laurence J. Burton 159,004 42.48%  0.19
American Independent Clyde B. Freeman 5,092 1.36% N/A
Total votes 374,303 100.00% N/A
Democratic hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UT US Senate". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 14 Feb 2021.