1972 United States Senate election in Tennessee

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1972 United States Senate election in Tennessee

← 1966 November 7, 1972 1978 →
  Howard Baker photo.jpg Ray Blanton.jpg
Nominee Howard Baker Ray Blanton
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 716,539 440,599
Percentage 61.5% 37.8%

Senator before election

Howard Baker
Republican

Elected Senator

Howard Baker
Republican

The 1972 United States Senate election in Tennessee took place on November 7, 1972, concurrently with the U.S. presidential election as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Howard Baker won re-election to a second term.

Candidates

Republican

Democratic

Results

1972 United States Senate election in Tennessee[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Howard Baker (incumbent) 716,539 61.55% +5.85%
Democratic Ray Blanton 440,599 37.85% +6.46%
Majority 275,940 23.70% +12.30%
Turnout 1,157,138
Republican hold Swing

See also

1972 United States Senate elections

References

  1. ^ Cook, Rhodes (2017-10-26). America Votes 32: 2015-2016, Election Returns by State. ISBN 9781506368993.
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