1972 United States Senate election in Idaho

The 1972 United States Senate election in Idaho took place on November 7, 1972. Incumbent Republican Senator Leonard B. Jordan did not run for re-election. Republican U.S. Representative James A. McClure was elected to succeed him over Democrat Bud Davis.

1972 United States Senate election in Idaho

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Nominee James McClure Bud Davis
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 161,804 140,915
Percentage 52.26% 45.52%

1972 United States Senate election in Idaho results map by county.svg
County results
McClure:      50–60%      60–70%
Davis:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. senator before election

Leonard B. Jordan
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

James McClure
Republican

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1972 Republican U.S. Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James McClure 46,522 36.06%
Republican George V. Hansen 35,412 27.45%
Republican Glenn Wegner 24,582 19.05%
Republican Robert E. Smylie 22,497 17.44%
Total votes 129,013 100.00%

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1972 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bud Davis 23,953 36.05%
Democratic W. Anthony Park 17,636 26.54%
Democratic Byron Johnson 15,526 23.37%
Democratic Rose Bowman 9,327 14.04%
Total votes 66,442 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

General election results[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican James McClure (incumbent) 161,804 52.26%  3.12
Democratic William E. Davis 140,915 45.52%  0.90
American Jean L. Stoddard 6,885 2.22% N/A
Total votes 309,604 100.00%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - ID US Senate - R Primary Race - Aug 08, 1972".
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - ID US Senate- D Primary Race - Aug 08, 1972".
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - ID US Senate Race - Nov 07, 1972".
  4. ^ Clerk of the United States House of Representatives (1973). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1972" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.