1976 United States Senate election in Tennessee

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1976 United States election in Tennessee

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  Jim sasser.jpg Bill brock.jpg
Nominee James Sasser Bill Brock
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 751,180 673,231
Percentage 52.46% 47.01%

U.S. Senator before election

Bill Brock
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

James Sasser
Democratic

The 1976 United States Senate election in Tennessee took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Bill Brock ran for re-election to a second term, but was defeated by Democratic challenger James Sasser.

Major Candidates

Republican

Democratic

Results

General election Results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Sasser 751,180 52.46%
Republican Bill Brock (Incumbent) 673,231 47.01% -5.44%
Majority
Turnout
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

See also

References

  1. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo /1976election.pdf
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