1974 United States Senate election in New York

The 1974 United States Senate election in New York was held on November 5, 1974. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Jacob Javits won against Democratic challenger Ramsey Clark in a three way election.

1974 United States Senate election in New York
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Nominee Jacob Javits Ramsey Clark Barbara A. Keating
Party Republican Democratic Conservative
Alliance Liberal
Popular vote 2,340,188 1,973,781 822,584
Percentage 45.32% 38.23% 15.93%

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County results
Javits:      40–50%      50–60%
Clark:      40–50%      50–60%

U.S. senator before election

Jacob Javits
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Jacob Javits
Republican

Major candidatesEdit

RepublicanEdit

DemocraticEdit

Democratic Party Convention results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lee Alexander 58.70%
Democratic Allard K. Lowenstein 39.90%
Democratic Ramsey Clark < 1.00%
Democratic Abraham Hirschfeld < 1.00%
Total votes 100.00%
Democratic Party Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ramsey Clark 414,327 47.97%
Democratic Lee Alexander 255,250 29.56%
Democratic Abraham Hirschfeld 194,076 22.47%
Total votes 863,653 100.00%

ConservativeEdit

The convention used a weighted voting system. Cohn was eligible to seek a primary, but opted not to.

Conservative Party Convention results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Barbara A. Keating 22,723 61.81%
Conservative Roy Cohn 14,041 38.19%
Total votes 36,764 100.00%

ResultsEdit

General election results[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jacob K. Javits (incumbent) 2,098,529
Liberal Jacob K. Javits (incumbent) 241,659
total Jacob K. Javits (incumbent) 2,340,188 45.32% -4.36%
Democratic Ramsey Clark 1,973,781 38.23% +5.55%
Conservative Barbara A. Keating 822,584 15.93% -1.38%
Socialist Workers Rebecca Finch 7,727 0.15% +0.07%
American

William F. Dowling 7,459 0.14% +0.14%
Socialist Labor Robert E. Massi 4,037 0.08% -0.04%
Communist Mildred Edelman 3,876 0.08%
American Labor Elijah C. Boyd 3,798 0.07% +0.07%
Republican hold Swing

See alsoEdit

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