1974 United States Senate election in Missouri

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1974 United States Senate election in Missouri

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  ThomasEagleton.jpg Thomas B. Curtis (Missouri Congressman).jpg
Nominee Thomas Eagleton Thomas B. Curtis
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 735,433 480,900
Percentage 60.07% 39.28%

U.S. Senator before election

Thomas Eagleton
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Thomas Eagleton
Democratic

The 1974 United States Senate election in Missouri was held on November 5, 1974. Incumbent Democrat Thomas Eagleton defeated Republican nominee Thomas B. Curtis with 60.07% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on August 6, 1974.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas Eagleton 420,681 87.48
Democratic Pat O'Brien 30,389 6.32
Democratic Lee C. Sutton 29,835 6.20
Total votes 480,905 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas B. Curtis 136,447 81.89
Republican Paul M. Robinett 16,882 10.13
Republican Gregory Hansman 13,285 7.97
Total votes 166,614 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Thomas Eagleton, Democratic
  • Thomas B. Curtis, Republican

Other candidates

  • C.E. Talmage, Independent

Results[edit]

1974 United States Senate election in Missouri[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Thomas Eagleton 735,433 60.07%
Republican Thomas B. Curtis 480,900 39.28%
Independent C.E. Talmage 7,970 0.65%
Majority 254,533
Turnout 1,224,303
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  2. ^ "America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-05-04.