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1970 United States Senate election in Minnesota

United States Senate election in Minnesota, 1970

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  H Humphrey.jpg Clark MacGregor.jpg
Nominee Hubert H. Humphrey Clark MacGregor
Party DFL Republican
Popular vote 788,256 568,025
Percentage 57.75% 41.62%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Eugene J. McCarthy
DFL

Elected U.S. Senator

Hubert H. Humphrey
DFL

The 1970 United States Senate election in Minnesota took place on November 3, 1970. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy opted not to seek reelection. Former Democratic U.S. Senator, Vice President and 1968 presidential nominee Hubert Humphrey defeated Republican U.S. Representative Clark MacGregor.

Democratic–Farmer–Labor primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Democratic primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Hubert H. Humphrey 338,705 79.25%
DFL Earl D. Craig 88,709 20.76%
Total votes 427,414 100.00%

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Republican primary election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Clark MacGregor 220,353 93.31%
Republican John D. Baucom 15,797 6.69%
Total votes 236,150 100.00%

General election

Results

General election results[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Hubert H. Humphrey 788,256 57.75%
Republican Clark MacGregor 568,025 41.62%
Socialist Workers Nancy Strebe 6,122 0.45%
Industrial Government William Braatz 2,484 0.18%
Total votes 1,364,887 100.00%
Majority 220,231 16.14%
DFL hold

See also

References