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Encyclopedia > United States Senate elections, 1978
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The United States Senate election, 1978 was an election for the United States Senate in the middle of Democratic President Jimmy Carter's term. The Democrats lost a net of three seats to the Republicans, leaving the balance of the chamber 58-41. Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


Republicans took three open seats, including one in Minnesota (a special election was called after the death of Hubert H. Humphrey (D-MN), as well as in Mississippi and South Dakota. They also defeated five Democratic incumbents: Floyd Haskell (D-CO), Dick Clark (D-IA), William Hathaway (D-ME), Wendell Anderson (D-MN), and Thomas McIntyre (D-NH). These were partially balanced by Democratic defeats of Edward Brooke (R-MA) and Robert Griffin (R-MI), and captures of Republican open seats in Nebraska, New Jersey, and Oklahoma. Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Hubert Horatio Humphrey II (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was the 38th Vice President of the United States, serving under President Lyndon Johnson. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... For the U.S. counterterrorism official, see Richard Clarke Richard Clarence (Dick) Clark (born September 14, 1928 in Paris, Iowa) represented the state of Iowa in the United States Senate from 1973 to 1979. ... Categories: Stub | 1924 births | United States Senators ... Wendell Anderson Wendell Richard Wendy Anderson (born February 1, 1933) was the 33rd Governor of Minnesota, from January 4, 1971 to December 29, 1976. ... The Social Credit League was a political party in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... Edward William Brooke III (born October 26, 1919) is an American politician and was the first African American to be elected by popular vote to the United States Senate when he was elected as a Republican from Massachusetts in 1966, defeating his Democratic opponent, Endicott Peabody 58%-42%. Born in... Robert Paul Griffin (born November 6, 1923) was a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ...




Senate contests in 1978

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama John Sparkman Democrat Retired: Democratic victory, 94.0 - 6.0 Howell Heflin (Democrat)
Jerome B. Couch (Independent)
Alabama1 Maryon Pittman Allen Democrat Defeated in primary: Democratic victory, 54.9 - 43.2 Donald W. Stewart (Democrat)
James D. Martin (Republican)
Alaska Ted Stevens Republican Re-elected, 75.6 - 24.1 Donald W. Hobbs (Democrat)
Arkansas Kaneaster Hodges, Jr. Democrat Retired: Democratic victory, 76.6 - 16.2 - 7.2 David H. Pryor (Democrat)
Tom Kelly (Republican)
John J. Black (Independent)
Colorado Floyd K. Haskell Democrat Defeated, 58.7 - 40.3 William L. Armstrong (Republican)
Delaware Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Democrat Re-elected, 58.0 - 41.0 James H. Baxter (Republican)
Georgia Sam Nunn Democrat Re-elected, 83.1 - 16.9 John W. Stokes (Republican)
Idaho James A. McClure Republican Re-elected, 68.4 - 31.6 Dwight Jensen (Democrat)
Illinois Charles H. Percy Republican Re-elected, 53.3 - 45.5 Alex Seith (Democrat)
Iowa Dick Clark Democrat Defeated, 51.1 - 47.9 Roger W. Jepsen (Republican)
Kansas James B. Pearson Republican Retired: Republican victory, 53.9 - 42.4 Nancy Landon Kassebaum (Republican)
William R. Roy (Democrat)
Kentucky Walter D. Huddleston Democrat Re-elected, 61.0 - 36.9 Louis Guenthner (Republican)
Louisiana J. Bennett Johnston Democrat Re-elected, in Primary
Maine William D. Hathaway Democrat Defeated, 56.6 - 33.9 - 7.4 William S. Cohen (Republican)
Hayes E. Gahagan (Independent)
Massachusetts Edward W. Brooke Republican Defeated, 55.1 - 44.8 Paul E. Tsongas (Democrat)
Michigan Robert P. Griffin Republican Defeated, 52.1 - 47.9 Carl Levin (Democrat)
Minnesota2 Muriel Humphrey Democrat Retired: Republican victory, 61.4 - 34.5 Dave Durenberger (Republican)
Robert E. Short (Democrat)
Minnesota Wendell R. Anderson Democrat Defeated, 56.6 - 40.4 Rudy Boschwitz (Republican)
Mississippi James O. Eastland Democrat Retired: Republican victory, 45.1 - 31.8 - 22.9 Thad Cochran (Republican)
Maurice Dantin (Democrat)
Charles Evers (Independent)
Montana Paul G. Hatfield Democrat Defeated in Primary: Democratic victory, 55.7 - 44.3 Max Baucus (Democrat)
Larry Williams (Republican)
Nebraska Carl T. Curtis Republican Retired: Democratic victory, 67.6 - 32.3 J. James Exon (Democrat)
Donald Shasteen (Republican)
New Hampshire Thomas J. McIntyre Democrat Defeated, 50.7 - 48.5 Gordon J. Humphrey (Republican)
New Jersey Clifford P. Case Republican Defeated in primary: Democratic victory, 55.3 - 43.1 Bill Bradley (Democrat)
Jeffrey Bell (Republican)
New Mexico Pete V. Domenici Republican Re-elected, 53.4 - 46.6 Toney Anaya (Democrat)
North Carolina Jesse Helms Republican Re-elected, 54.5 - 45.5 John Ingram (Democrat)
Oklahoma Dewey F. Bartlett Republican Retired: Democratic victory, 65.5 - 32.9 David L. Boren (Democrat)
Robert B. Kamm (Republican)
Oregon Mark O. Hatfield Republican Re-elected, 61.6 - 38.3 Vernon Cook (Democrat)
Rhode Island Claiborne Pell Democrat Re-elected, 75.1 - 24.9 James G. Reynolds (Republican)
South Carolina Strom Thurmond Republican Re-elected, 55.6 - 44.4 Charles D. Ravenel (Democrat)
South Dakota James Abourezk Democrat Retired: Republican victory, 66.8 - 33.2 Larry Pressler (Republican)
Don Barnett (Democrat)
Tennessee Howard H. Baker, Jr. Republican Re-elected, 55.5 - 40.3 Jane Eskind (Democrat)
Texas John G. Tower Republican Re-elected, 49.8 - 49.3 Robert Krueger (Democrat)
Virginia William L. Scott Republican Retired: Republican victory, 50.2 - 49.8 John W. Warner (Republican)
Andrew P. Miller (Democrat)
West Virginia Jennings Randolph Democrat Re-elected, 50.5 - 49.5 Arch A. Moore (Republican)
Wyoming Clifford P. Hansen Republican Retired: Republican victory, 62.2 - 37.8 Alan K. Simpson (Republican)
Raymond B. Whitaker (Democrat)

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The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Categories: People stubs | 1942 births | United States Senators ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Howard Baker Howard Henry Baker, Jr. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... John Goodwin Tower (September 29, 1925 – April 5, 1991) was a conservative Republican United States Senator from Houston, Texas. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Robert Charles Krueger (born September 19, 1935), American politician, is a former U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Texas, and a member of the Democratic Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... William Lloyd Scott was a Representative and a Senator from Virginia; born in Williamsburg, Virginia, July 1, 1915; received a law degree from George Washington University; employed by the federal government 1934-1961, principally as trial attorney with Department of Justice; engaged in private practice of law, Fairfax, Va. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... 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Senate composition before and after elections

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Color Key: Democrats Independent Republicans

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See also

  • U.S. House elections, 1978
United States Senate elections
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