United States Senate election in Hawaii, 1976

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

  Spark Matsunaga.jpg
Nominee Spark Matsunaga William Quinn
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 162,305 122,724
Percentage 53.7% 40.6%

Hawaii Election Results by County, all Democratic.svg

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Hiram Fong

Elected U.S. Senator

Spark Matsunaga

The 1976 United States Senate election in Hawaii took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Hiram Fong decided to retire instead of seeking re-election to a fourth term. Democrat Spark Matsunaga won the open seat.

Major candidates[edit]




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Spark Matsunaga 162,305 53.7%
Republican William Quinn 122,724 40.6%
People's Anthony Hodges 14,226 4.7%
Nonpartisan James Kimmel 1,433 0.5%
Libertarian Rockne Hart Johnson 1,404 0.5%


  1. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=2524

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