United States Senate election in Minnesota, 1976

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

  H Humphrey.jpg
Nominee Hubert Humphrey Jerry Brekke Paul Helm
Party Democratic Republican American Independent
Popular vote 1,290,736 478,602 125,612
Percentage 67.5% 25.0% 6.6%

U.S. Senator before election

Hubert Humphrey
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Hubert Humphrey
Democratic

The 1976 United States Senate election in Minnesota took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Hubert Humphrey won re-election to a fifth term, while losing the United States presidential election, 1976.

Major candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

American Independent[edit]

  • Paul Helm

Results[edit]

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Hubert Humphrey 1,290,736 67.51%
Republican Gerald W. Brekke 478,602 25.03%
American Independent Paul Helm 125,612 6.57%
Socialist Workers Bill Peterson 9,380 0.49%
Libertarian Robin E. Miller 5,476 0.29%
Communist Matt Savola 2,214 0.12%
Majority 686,522 35.91%
Turnout 1,912,029
Democratic hold Swing

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