1970 United States Senate election in Washington

The 1970 United States Senate election in Washington was held on November 3, 1970. Incumbent Democrat Henry M. Jackson won a fourth term in office with a landslide victory over Republican State Senator Charles Elicker.

1970 United States Senate election in Washington

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Nominee Henry M. Jackson Charles Elicker
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 879,385 170,790
Percentage 82.4% 16.0%

1970 United States Senate election in Washington results map by county.svg
County results
Jackson:      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

U.S. senator before election

Henry M. Jackson
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Henry M. Jackson
Democratic

Blanket primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DemocraticEdit

RepublicanEdit

  • Wiliam H. Davis
  • Charles W. Elicker, State Senator from Snohomish
  • Robert J. "Big Bob" Odman
  • Bill Patrick
  • Howard S. Reed

ResultsEdit

1970 U.S. Senate primary election in Washington[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry M. Jackson (incumbent) 497,309 73.18%
Democratic Carl Maxey 79,201 11.65%
Republican Charles W. Elicker 33,262 4.89%
Republican Howard S. Reed 22,293 3.28%
Republican Robert J. "Big Bob" Odman 14,856 2.19%
Democratic Paul Gumbell 24,559 3.05%
Republican William H. Davis 11,207 1.65%
Republican Bill Patrick 7,976 1.17%
Republican John Patric 7,267 1.07%
Democratic Clarice L.R. Privette 6,240 0.92%
Total votes 679,611 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

1970 U.S. Senate election in Washington[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Henry M. Jackson (incumbent) 879,385 82.43%  10.22
Republican Charles W. Elicker 170,790 16.01%  11.78
Socialist Workers Karl Bermann 9,255 0.87% N/A
Buffalo Edison Fink 7,377 0.69% N/A
Total votes 1,066,807 100.00%
Democratic hold Swing

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - WA US Senate - Blanket Primary Race - Sep 15, 1970".
  2. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 2, 1970" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office. Retrieved 2 Mar 2021.