United States elections, 1970

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The 1970 United States midterm elections were held on November 3. Incumbent President of the United States Richard Nixon and the Republican Party lost twelve seats to the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives.[1]

Then-president Nixon and Vice-President Spiro Agnew campaigned voraciously for Republican candidates, with Nixon encouraging voters to "show their displeasure with violent dissenters by voting the Republican ticket on election day."[2] In the end, however, both major political parties claimed victory in each house of Congress. While losing twelve seats in the U.S. House, the Republicans gained two in the U.S. Senate.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1970". U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "1970 Election, Nixon's Nominations". United Press International. Retrieved 8 October 2011.