1978 United States Senate election in Michigan

The 1978 United States Senate election in Michigan was held on November 7, 1978.

1978 United States Senate election in Michigan

← 1972 November 7, 1978 1984 →
  CarlLevin--100thCongress--.png Robert Paul Griffin.jpg
Nominee Carl Levin Robert P. Griffin
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,484,193 1,362,165
Percentage 52.1% 47.9%

Michigan Senate Election Results by County, 1978.svg
County results
Levin:      50–60%      60–70%
Griffin:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. Senator before election

Robert P. Griffin
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Carl Levin
Democratic

Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Robert P. Griffin ran for re-election to a third term, but was defeated by the Democratic candidate, and President of the Detroit City Council Carl Levin.

CandidatesEdit

DemocraticEdit

RepublicanEdit

ResultsEdit

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Carl Levin 1,484,193 52.1% N/A
Republican Robert P. Griffin (incumbent) 1,362,165 47.8% -4.29%
Independent Others 272 0.01% -52.13%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Parker, Randy; crickets chirp (July 7, 2003). "Our Campaigns: MI U.S. Senate". Our Campaigns.