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.
McClure: 50–60% 60–70%
Davis: 40–50% 50–60% 60–70%
- George V. Hansen, U.S. Representative from Pocatello
- James A. McClure, U.S. Representative from McCall
- Robert E. Smylie, former Governor of Idaho from 1955 to 1967
- Glenn Wegner
|Republican||George V. Hansen||35,412||27.45%|
|Republican||Robert E. Smylie||22,497||17.44%|
- Rose Bowman
- Bud Davis, president of Idaho State University
- Byron Johnson
- W. Anthony Park, Idaho Attorney General
|Democratic||W. Anthony Park||17,636||26.54%|
|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|
- "Our Campaigns - ID US Senate - R Primary Race - Aug 08, 1972".
- "Our Campaigns - ID US Senate- D Primary Race - Aug 08, 1972".
- "Our Campaigns - ID US Senate Race - Nov 07, 1972".
- Clerk of the United States House of Representatives (1973). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1972" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.