United States Senate election in Arizona, 1976

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United States Senate election in Arizona, 1976
Arizona
1970 ←
November 2, 1976
→ 1982

  Sam Steiger.jpg
Nominee Dennis DeConcini Sam Steiger
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 400,334 321,236
Percentage 52.0% 43.3%

U.S. Senator before election

Paul Fannin
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Dennis DeConcini
Democratic

The 1976 United States Senate election in Arizona took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Republican senator Paul Fannin decided to retire instead of seeking a fourth term. Democrat Dennis DeConcini won the open seat.

Major candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dennis DeConcini 400,334 54.01%
Republican Sam Steiger 321,236 43.34%
Independent Bob Field 10,765 1.45%
Libertarian Allan Norwitz 7,310 0.99%
Independent Wm. Mathews Feighan 1,565 0.21%
Majority 79,098 8.68%
Turnout 741,210
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

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