United States Senate election in Ohio, 1976

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

  Howard Metzenbaum.jpg RobertTaftJr (cropped).jpg
Nominee Howard Metzenbaum Robert Taft, Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,941,113 1,823,774
Percentage 49.51% 46.52%

U.S. Senator before election

Robert Taft, Jr.
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Howard Metzenbaum
Democratic

The 1976 United States Senate election in Ohio took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Republican senator Robert Taft, Jr. ran for re-election to another term, but was defeated by Democrat Howard Metzenbaum.

Major candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Howard Metzenbaum 1,941,113 49.51%
Republican Robert Taft, Jr. 1,823,774 46.52%
Independent John O'Neill 53,657 1.37%
American Independent Donald E. Babcock 36,979 0.94%
Independent Emma Lila Fundaburk 33,285 0.85%
Socialist Workers Melissa Singler 31,805 0.81%
Majority 117,339 2.99%
Turnout 3,920,613
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 2, 1976". U.S. Government Printing Office. Retrieved 25 February 2013.