1970 United States Senate election in Wisconsin

The 1970 United States Senate election in Wisconsin was held on November 3, 1970. Incumbent Democrat William Proxmire was re-elected to a third term in office over Republican John E. Erickson.

1970 United States Senate election in Wisconsin

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Nominee William Proxmire John E. Erickson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 948,445 381,297
Percentage 70.83% 28.48%

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County results
Proxmire:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

U.S. senator before election

William Proxmire
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

William Proxmire
Democratic

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1970 United States Senate election in Wisconsin[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic William Proxmire (incumbent) 948,445 70.83%  17.54
Republican John E. Erickson 381,297 28.48%  18.13
American Independent Edmond E. Hou-Seye 6,137 0.46% N/A
Independent Elizabeth Boardman 2,022 0.15% N/A
Socialist Workers Martha M. Quinn 580 0.04%  0.01
Socialist Labor Adolf Wiggert 428 0.03% N/A
None Scattering 58 0.00%  0.01
Total votes 1,338,967 100.00%
Democratic hold Swing

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wisconsin businessman, frequent candidate dead at 83". 22 March 2010.
  2. ^ Clerk of the United States House of Representatives (1971-05-01). "STATISTICS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 3, 1970" (PDF). United States House of Representatives. p. 39. Retrieved 17 June 2021.