United States Senate election in Delaware, 1978

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United States Senate election in Delaware, 1978
1972 ←
November 7, 1978 → 1984

Nominee Joe Biden James H. Baxter, Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 93,930 66,479
Percentage 57.96% 41.02%

Delaware Election Results by county, all Democrat.png

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Joe Biden

Elected U.S. Senator

Joe Biden

The 1978 United States Senate election in Delaware was held on November 7, 1978. Incumbent Democratic United States Senator Joe Biden won re-election to a second term, defeating Republican challenger James H. Baxter, Jr.

General election[edit]


  • Joe Biden (D), incumbent U.S. Senator
  • James H. Baxter, Jr. (R), Delaware Secretary of Agriculture[1]
  • Donald G. Gies (A)


General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Biden (inc.) 93,930 57.96% +7.48%
Republican James H. Baxter, Jr. 66,479 41.02% -8.08%
American Donald G. Gies 1,663 1.03% +0.68%
Majority 27,451 16.94% +15.56%
Turnout 162,072
Democratic hold Swing


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