1972 United States Senate election in New Mexico

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United States Senate election in New Mexico, 1972

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Nominee Pete Domenici Jack Daniels
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 204,253 173,815
Percentage 54.0% 46.0%

New Mexico Senatorial Election Results by County, 1972.svg
County results
Domenici:      50–60%      60–70%
Daniels:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. Senator before election

Clinton Anderson
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Pete Domenici
Republican

The 1972 United States Senate election in New Mexico took place on November 7, 1972. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Clinton Presba Anderson did not run for re-election. Republican Pete Domenici defeated Democrat Jack Daniels to win the open seat.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jack Daniels 45,648 29.75%
Democratic Roberto Mondragón 29,603 19.29%
Democratic David L. Norvell 24,917 16.24%
Democratic Thomas G. Morris 22,849 14.89%
Democratic Others 30,448 19.84%
Majority 16,045 10.46%
Total votes 153,465 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete Domenici 37,337 63.25%
Republican David Cargo 12,522 21.21%
Republican Others 9,171 15.54%
Majority 24,815 42.04%
Total votes 59,030 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete Domenici 204,253 54.03%
Democratic Jack Daniels 173,815 45.97%
Majority 30,438 8.05%
Total votes 378,068 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NM US Senate - D Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  2. ^ "NM US Senate - R Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  3. ^ "NM US Senate". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 7, 1972" (PDF). Office of the U.S. House Clerk. Retrieved 16 March 2014.

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