United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 1976

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

  John Chafee.jpg
Nominee John Chafee Richard P. Lorber
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 230,329 167,665
Percentage 57.7% 42.0%

Rhode Island Election Results by County, all Republican.svg

County results

U.S. Senator before election

John O. Pastore
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

John Chafee
Republican

The 1976 United States Senate election in Rhode Island took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator John O. Pastore did not seek re-election. Republican John Chafee won the seat, defeating Democrat Richard P. Lorber.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard P. Lorber 60,118 37.78%
Democratic Philip W. Noel 60,018 37.71%
Democratic John P. Hawkins 25,456 16.00%
Democratic Paul E. Goulding 5,500 3.46%
Democratic Ralph J. Perrotta 4,481 2.82%
Democratic John E. Caddick 2,160 1.36%
Democratic Earl F. Pasbach 962 0.60%
Democratic Arthur E. Marley 447 0.28%
Majority 100 0.06%
Totals 159,142 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Chafee 230,329 57.74%
Democratic Richard P. Lorber 167,665 42.03%
Communist Margaret Cann 912 0.23%
Majority 62,664 15.71%
Totals 398,906 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RI US Senate - D Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "RI US Senate". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 2, 1976". Office of the U.S. House Clerk. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 

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