United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1978

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

  Senator Paul Tsongas.jpg Edward Brooke.jpg
Nominee Paul Tsongas Edward Brooke
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,093,283 890,584
Percentage 55.06% 44.85%

Senator before election

Edward Brooke
Republican

Elected Senator

Paul Tsongas
Democratic

The United States Senate election of 1978 in Massachusetts was held on November 7, 1978 with the incumbent Republican Senator Edward Brooke being defeated by then Democratic Congressman Paul E. Tsongas.

Candidates[edit]

Republican[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Results[edit]

Primaries[edit]

Republican primary [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Edward Brooke 146,351 53.25
Republican Avi Nelson 128,388 46.27
All others 78 0.03
Democratic primary [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul Tsongas 296,915 35.55
Democratic Paul Guzzi 258,960 31.01
Democratic Kathleen Sullivan Alioto 161,036 19.28
Democratic Howard Phillips 65,397 7.83
Democratic Elaine Noble 52,464 6.28
All others 379 0.05

General election[edit]

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul E. Tsongas 1,093,283 55.06
Republican Edward Brooke 890,584 44.85
All others 1,833 0.09
Total votes 1,985,700 68.01%

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