United States Senate election in Texas, 1976

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

  Lloyd Bentsen, bw photo as senator.jpg Alan Steelman.jpg
Nominee Lloyd Bentsen Alan Steelman
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 2,199,956 1,636,370
Percentage 56.8% 44.2%

U.S. Senator before election

Lloyd Bentsen
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Lloyd Bentsen
Democratic

The 1976 United States Senate election in Texas was held on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen won re-election to a second term.

Major candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Lloyd Bentsen 2,199,956 56.8
Republican Alan Steelman 1,636,370 42.2
Socialist Workers Party Pedro Vasquez 20,549 0.5
American Independent Marjorie P. Gallion 17,355 0.5

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