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1972 United States House of Representatives elections in South Dakota

Of the 2 South Dakota incumbents, 1 was re-elected and 1 retired.

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
South Dakota 1 Frank E. Denholm Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Frank E. Denholm (Democratic) 60.5%
John Vickerman (Republican) 39.5%
South Dakota 2 James Abourezk Democratic 1970 Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
James Abdnor (Republican) 54.9%
Pat McKeever (Democratic) 45.1%

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