1972 United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut

Five of the six Connecticut incumbents were re-elected.

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Connecticut 1 William R. Cotter Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. William R. Cotter (Democratic) 56.9%
Richard M. Rittenband (Republican) 41.9%
Charlie A. Burke (AI) 1.2%
Connecticut 2 Robert H. Steele Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Robert H. Steele (Republican) 65.9%
Roger Hilsman (Democratic) 34.1%
Connecticut 3 Robert Giaimo Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected. Robert Giaimo (Democratic) 53.3%
Henry A. Povinelli (Republican) 46.7%
Connecticut 4 Stewart McKinney Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Stewart McKinney (Republican) 63.1%
James P. McLoughlin (Democratic) 36.9%
Connecticut 5 John S. Monagan Democratic 1958 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Ronald A. Sarasin (Republican) 51.2%
John S. Monagan (Democratic) 48.8%
Connecticut 6 Ella T. Grasso Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Ella T. Grasso (Democratic) 60.2%
John F. Walsh (Republican) 39.8%

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