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1970 United States Senate election in Wyoming

The 1970 United States Senate election in Wyoming took place on November 2, 1970. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Gale McGee ran for re-election to a third term and defeated Republican John S. Wold. As of 2019, this was the last United States Senate election in Wyoming to be won by a Democrat.[1]

United States Senate election in Wyoming, 1970

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  GaleWMcGeePortrait.jpg John S. Wold.jpg
Nominee Gale W. McGee John S. Wold
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 67,207 53,279
Percentage 55.8% 44.2%

U.S. Senator before election

Gale W. McGee
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Gale W. McGee
Democratic

Major candidatesEdit

DemocraticEdit

RepublicanEdit

ResultsEdit

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gale W. McGee (incumbent) 67,207 55.8%
Republican John S. Wold 53,279 44.2%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Drake, Kerry. "Senate race could be closer than pundits expect".
  2. ^ "Senate Class I - History".