United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1972

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United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1972
Massachusetts
1966 ←
November 7, 1972
→ 1978

  Edward Brooke.jpg
Nominee Edward Brooke John J. Droney
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,505,932 823,278
Percentage 63.53% 34.73%

Senator before election

Edward Brooke
Republican

Elected Senator

Edward Brooke
Republican

The United States Senate election of 1972 in Massachusetts was held on November 7, 1972 with the incumbent Republican Senator Edward Brooke defeating his challengers.

Candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Socialist Workers[edit]

Results[edit]

Primaries[edit]

Democratic Primary
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John J. Droney 215,523 45.05
Democratic Gerald O'Leary 169,876 35.51
Democratic John P. Lynch 92,979 19.43

General election[edit]

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Edward Brooke 1,505,932 63.53 +2.85
Democratic John J. Droney 823,278 34.73 -4.01
Socialist Workers Donald Gurewitz 41,369 1.75 +1.41

External links and references[edit]

  1. ^ John Droney at ourcampaigns.com
  2. ^ Edward Brooke at ourcampaigns.com