United States Senate election in New Mexico, 1976

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United States Senate election in New Mexico, 1976
New Mexico
← 1970 November 2, 1976 1982 →
  Sen Harrison Schmitt.jpg Joseph M Montoya.jpg
Nominee Harrison Schmitt Joseph Montoya
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 234,681 176,382
Percentage 56.8% 42.7%

New Mexico Senatorial Election Results by County, 1976.svg
County results

U.S. Senator before election

Joseph Montoya

Elected U.S. Senator

Harrison Schmitt

The 1976 United States Senate election in New Mexico took place on November 2, 1976. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Joseph Montoya ran for re-election to a third term, but was defeated by Republican Harrison Schmitt.

Major candidates[edit]




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Harrison Schmitt 234,681 56.82% +9.69%
Democratic Joseph Montoya (inc.) 176,382 42.70% -10.17%
La Raza Unida Ernesto B. Borunda 1,087 0.26%
American Independent Matt Dillion 906 0.22%
Majority 58,299 14.11% +8.36%
Turnout 413,056
Republican gain from Democratic Swing


  1. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1976election.pdf

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