United States Senate election in Connecticut, 1976

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

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Nominee Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. Gloria Schaffer
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 785,683 561,018
Percentage 57.7% 41.2%

U.S. Senator before election

Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.
Republican

The 1976 United States Senate election in Connecticut took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Lowell Weicker Jr. won re-election to a second term.

Major candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. (inc.) 785,683 57.70%
Democratic Gloria Schaffer 561,018 41.20%
George Wallace Robert Barnabei 14,407 1.06%
Others 558 0.0%
Majority 224,665 16.50%
Turnout 1,361,666
Republican hold Swing

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