United States Senate election in Michigan, 1976

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

  Don Riegle, Jr.jpg MarvinEsch.jpg
Nominee Don Riegle Marvin Esch
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,831,031 1,635,087
Percentage 52.5% 46.9%

U.S. Senator before election

Philip Hart
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Don Riegle
Democratic

The 1976 United States Senate election in Michigan took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Philip Hart decided to retire instead of seeking a fourth term. Democrat Don Riegle won the open seat.

Major candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Donald W. Riegle, Jr. 1,831,031 52.46%
Republican Marvin L. Esch 1,635,087 46.85%
Libertarian Bette Jane Erwin 8,842 <1%
Human Rights Theodore G. Albert 7,281 <1%
Socialist Workers Paula L. Reimers 3,399 <1%
Socialist Labor Frank Girard 2,554 <1%
U.S. Labor Peter A. Signorelli 2,218 <1%
Majority 195,944 5.61%
Turnout 3,490,412
Democratic hold Swing

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