The 1978 United States Senate election in Rhode Island took place on November 7, 1978. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell successfully sought re-election, defeating Republican James G. Reynolds.
Pell: 60–70% 70–80%
|Democratic||Claiborne Pell (incumbent)||69,729||87.01%|
|Democratic||Raymond J. Greiner||6,076||7.58%|
|Democratic||Francis P. Kelley||4,330||5.41%|
- James G. Reynolds
|Democratic||Claiborne Pell (incumbent)||229,557||75.11%|
- "RI US Senate - D Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
- "RI US Senate". OurCampaigns. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
- "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1978" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved July 2, 2014.