1976 United States Senate election in Hawaii

The 1976 United States Senate election in Hawaii took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Hiram Fong decided to retire, instead of seeking re-election to a fourth term. Democrat Spark Matsunaga won the open seat by defeating Republican William Quinn.

1976 United States Senate election in Hawaii

← 1970 November 2, 1976 1982 →
  Rep Spark Matsunaga.jpg William F. Quinn (PP-28-3-011).jpg
Nominee Spark Matsunaga William Quinn
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 162,305 122,724
Percentage 53.7% 40.6%

1976 United States Senate election in Hawaii results map by county.svg
County results
Matsunaga:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. senator before election

Hiram Fong
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Spark Matsunaga
Democratic

Both US House representatives Spark Matsunaga from the 1st district and Patsy Mink from the 2nd district ran in the Democratic primary, which Matsunaga won.

Major candidatesEdit

DemocraticEdit

RepublicanEdit

ResultsEdit

General election results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Spark Matsunaga 162,305 53.7%
Republican William F. Quinn 122,724 40.6%
People's Anthony Hodges 14,226 4.7%
Nonpartisan James Kimmel 1,433 0.5%
Libertarian Rockne Hart Johnson 1,404 0.5%
Democratic gain from Republican

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