United States Senate election in North Dakota, 1970

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The 1970 U.S. Senate election for the state of North Dakota was held November 3, 1970. The incumbent, North Dakota Democratic NPL Party Senator Quentin Burdick, was re-elected to his third term, defeating Republican candidate Thomas S. Kleppe, who later became the United States Secretary of the Interior.[1]

Only Burdick filed as a Dem-NPLer, and the endorsed Republican candidate was Thomas S. Kleppe, who was finishing his second and final term as a Representative for North Dakota's second congressional district. Burdick and Kleppe won the primary elections for their respective parties.

One independent candidate, Russell Kleppe, also filed before the deadline.

Election results[edit]

1970 United States Senate election, North Dakota
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Quentin Burdick (incumbent) 134,519 61.27
Republican Thomas S. Kleppe 82,996 37.80
Independent Russell Kleppe 2,045 0.93
Turnout 219,560


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