1976 United States Senate election in Connecticut

The 1976 United States Senate election in Connecticut took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Lowell Weicker won re-election to a second term.

1976 United States Senate election in Connecticut

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Nominee Lowell Weicker Gloria Schaffer
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 785,683 561,018
Percentage 57.7% 41.2%

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County results
Weicker:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. senator before election

Lowell Weicker
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Lowell Weicker
Republican

Major candidatesEdit

DemocraticEdit

RepublicanEdit

ResultsEdit

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lowell Weicker (incumbent) 785,683 57.70%
Democratic Gloria Schaffer 561,018 41.20%
George Wallace Robert Barnabei 14,407 1.06%
Write-in 558 0.0%
Total votes 1,361,666 100.00%
Republican hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stateby-State Roundup of Major Election Races: EAST CONNECTICUT State-by-State Returns". Los Angeles Times. Nov 3, 1976.
  2. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1976election.pdf