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United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 1970

The 1970 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on November 3, 1970. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Hugh Scott won re-election, defeating Democratic nominee William Sesler.

United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 1970
Pennsylvania
← 1964 November 3, 1970 1976 →
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Nominee Hugh Scott William Sesler
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,874,106 1,653,774
Percentage 51.4% 45.4%

Pennsylvania Senatorial Election Results by County, 1970.svg
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Hugh Scott
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Hugh Scott
Republican

Contents

Major candidatesEdit

DemocraticEdit

RepublicanEdit

ResultsEdit

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Hugh Scott (Incumbent) 1,874,106 51.43% +0.84%
Democratic William Sesler 1,653,774 45.38% -3.74%
Constitution Frank W. Gaydosh 85,813 2.36% +2.36%
American Independent W. Henry McFarland 18,275 0.50% +0.50%
Socialist Labor Herman A. Johnson 4,375 0.12% -0.02%
Socialist Workers Robin Maisel 3,970 0.11% -0.04%
Consumer William R. Mimms 3,932 0.11% +0.11%
N/A Other 60 0.00% N/A
Totals 3,644,305 100.00%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit